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138.86MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 101.75M
Unchanged
201
Decliners
4943
Advancers
1367
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,826 -279 1.54%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,932 -76 1.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,081 -24 1.13%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,577 -27 1.06%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56.14 -0.57 1.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,995 -66 0.93%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,689 -310 2.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 5,143 -81 1.55%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 23,044 -567 2.40%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,359 -252 2.17%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 404 -7 1.76%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,389 -17 0.51%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 19,653 -233 1.17%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 27,653 -87 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 4,287 +92 2.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 28,442 -224 0.78%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,525 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.08 +0.00 0.42%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 118.92 -0.09 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.50 +0.00 0.19%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.78 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 97.45 -0.25 0.26%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 86.78 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.86 -0.03 1.43%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.08 -0.01 7.05%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.45 +0.11 7.84%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.43 +0.11 8.27%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.61 -0.02 1.17%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.31 -0.02 7.45%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56 -1 1.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7578514/delayed 386 +3 0.78%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/34784860/delayed 17,774 -267 1.48%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30420600/delayed 2,076 -25 1.17%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/18067851/delayed 16 0 0.36%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 80.78 -1.54 -1.86%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 124.75 -1.42 -1.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 524.05 -9.75 -1.83%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.56 -0.23 -1.46%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.07 -0.95 -1.76%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 15.76 -0.18 -1.13%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.51 -0.24 -0.73%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 42.89 0.34 0.80%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 27.25 -0.03 -0.11%
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Rates »

5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.5%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 10.37%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.80%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.04% 14.04% 12.82%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 15.05%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.46%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 14.98%
Instant Approval 17.93% 17.93% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.48% 22.48% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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138.86MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 101.75M
Unchanged
201
Decliners
4943
Advancers
1367
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,826 -279 1.54%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,932 -76 1.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,081 -24 1.13%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,577 -27 1.06%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56.14 -0.57 1.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,995 -66 0.93%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,689 -310 2.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 5,143 -81 1.55%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 23,044 -567 2.40%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,359 -252 2.17%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 404 -7 1.76%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,389 -17 0.51%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 19,653 -233 1.17%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 27,653 -87 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 4,287 +92 2.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 28,442 -224 0.78%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,525 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.08 +0.00 0.42%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 118.92 -0.09 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.50 +0.00 0.19%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.78 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 97.45 -0.25 0.26%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 86.78 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.86 -0.03 1.43%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.08 -0.01 7.05%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.45 +0.11 7.84%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.43 +0.11 8.27%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.61 -0.02 1.17%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.31 -0.02 7.45%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56 -1 1.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7578514/delayed 386 +3 0.78%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/34784860/delayed 17,774 -267 1.48%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30420600/delayed 2,076 -25 1.17%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/18067851/delayed 16 0 0.36%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 80.78 -1.54 -1.86%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 124.75 -1.42 -1.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 524.05 -9.75 -1.83%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.56 -0.23 -1.46%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.07 -0.95 -1.76%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 15.76 -0.18 -1.13%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.51 -0.24 -0.73%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 42.89 0.34 0.80%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 27.25 -0.03 -0.11%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.5%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 10.37%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.80%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.04% 14.04% 12.82%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 15.05%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.46%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 14.98%
Instant Approval 17.93% 17.93% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.48% 22.48% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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138.86MDow Volume:
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Decliners
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Advancers
1367
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,826 -279 1.54%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,932 -76 1.52%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,081 -24 1.13%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,577 -27 1.06%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56.14 -0.57 1.01%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,995 -66 0.93%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,689 -310 2.58%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 5,143 -81 1.55%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 23,044 -567 2.40%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,359 -252 2.17%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 404 -7 1.76%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,389 -17 0.51%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 19,653 -233 1.17%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 27,653 -87 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 4,287 +92 2.20%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 28,442 -224 0.78%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,525 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.08 +0.00 0.42%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 118.92 -0.09 0.07%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.50 +0.00 0.19%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.78 0.00 0.27%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 97.45 -0.25 0.26%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 86.78 +0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.86 -0.03 1.43%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.08 -0.01 7.05%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.45 +0.11 7.84%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.43 +0.11 8.27%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.61 -0.02 1.17%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.31 -0.02 7.45%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2237088/delayed 56 -1 1.01%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635656/delayed 1,203 +5 0.44%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7578514/delayed 386 +3 0.78%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/34784860/delayed 17,774 -267 1.48%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30420600/delayed 2,076 -25 1.17%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/18067851/delayed 16 0 0.36%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 80.78 -1.54 -1.86%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 124.75 -1.42 -1.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 524.05 -9.75 -1.83%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.56 -0.23 -1.46%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.07 -0.95 -1.76%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 15.76 -0.18 -1.13%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 32.51 -0.24 -0.73%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 42.89 0.34 0.80%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 27.25 -0.03 -0.11%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
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1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
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MMA $50K+
0.5%

National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 10.37%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.80%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.04% 14.04% 12.82%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 15.05%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.46%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 14.98%
Instant Approval 17.93% 17.93% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.48% 22.48% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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