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Avg Vol: 98.37M
Unchanged
214
Decliners
3534
Advancers
2808
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 17,730 -28 0.16%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 5,009 -4 0.08%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,077 -1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,527 +2 0.07%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +2 0.13%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 56.56 -0.37 0.65%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,630 +22 0.33%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,099 -81 0.73%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,836 -48 0.98%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 22,617 -327 1.43%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,846 -65 0.60%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 385 -2 0.42%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 +6 0.18%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 20,523 +193 0.95%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 26,282 +32 0.12%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,913 -141 3.48%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,946 -75 0.27%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 -3 0.10%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 +0.00 0.04%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 123.05 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.56 0.00 0.00%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.76 +0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.06 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 87.01 -0.03 0.03%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.38 -0.04 1.68%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.85 +0.03 4.28%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.33 +0.04 1.75%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.30 +0.04 1.74%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.10 -0.02 1.14%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 +0.04 7.39%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 57 0 0.65%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +2 0.13%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/13039629/delayed 429 +6 1.42%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 17,644 -5 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 2,069 0 0.00%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/23613405/delayed 16 +0 0.47%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.29 0.38 0.43%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 126.44 -0.16 -0.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 523.40 1.56 0.30%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.03 -0.19 -1.10%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 55.37 -0.31 -0.56%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.87 -0.12 -0.80%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.73 0.16 0.45%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 41.29 2.02 5.14%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 26.78 0.12 0.45%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
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% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 12.86%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.52%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.89%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 14.91%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 23.33%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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83.10MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 98.37M
Unchanged
214
Decliners
3534
Advancers
2808
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 17,730 -28 0.16%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 5,009 -4 0.08%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,077 -1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,527 +2 0.07%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +1 0.11%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 56.51 -0.42 0.74%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,630 +22 0.33%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,099 -81 0.73%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,836 -48 0.98%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 22,617 -327 1.43%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,846 -65 0.60%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 385 -2 0.42%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 +6 0.18%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 20,523 +193 0.95%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 26,282 +32 0.12%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,913 -141 3.48%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,946 -75 0.27%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 -3 0.10%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 +0.00 0.06%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 123.07 +0.00 0.00%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.56 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.76 +0.00 0.08%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.06 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 87.01 -0.03 0.03%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.38 -0.04 1.68%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.85 +0.03 4.28%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.33 +0.04 1.75%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.30 +0.04 1.74%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.10 -0.02 1.14%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 +0.04 7.39%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 57 0 0.74%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +1 0.11%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/13039629/delayed 429 +6 1.42%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 17,641 -8 0.05%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 2,069 0 0.01%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/23613405/delayed 16 +0 0.50%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.29 0.38 0.43%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 126.44 -0.16 -0.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 523.40 1.56 0.30%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.03 -0.19 -1.10%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 55.37 -0.31 -0.56%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.87 -0.12 -0.80%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.73 0.16 0.45%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 41.29 2.02 5.14%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 26.78 0.12 0.45%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
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% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 12.86%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.52%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.89%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 14.91%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 23.33%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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83.10MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 98.37M
Unchanged
214
Decliners
3534
Advancers
2808
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 17,730 -28 0.16%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 5,009 -4 0.08%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,077 -1 0.03%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,527 +2 0.07%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +2 0.13%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 56.56 -0.37 0.65%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,630 +22 0.33%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 11,099 -81 0.73%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,836 -48 0.98%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 22,617 -327 1.43%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,846 -65 0.60%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 385 -2 0.42%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 +6 0.18%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 20,523 +193 0.95%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 26,282 +32 0.12%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,913 -141 3.48%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,946 -75 0.27%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,328 -3 0.10%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 +0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 123.05 -0.01 0.01%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.56 +0.00 0.01%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.76 +0.00 0.05%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.06 0.00 0.00%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 87.01 -0.03 0.03%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.38 -0.04 1.68%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.85 +0.03 4.28%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.33 +0.04 1.75%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.30 +0.04 1.74%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.10 -0.02 1.14%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.52 +0.04 7.39%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331089/delayed 57 0 0.65%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/21835172/delayed 1,165 +2 0.13%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/13039629/delayed 429 +6 1.42%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 17,644 -5 0.03%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 2,069 0 0.00%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/23613405/delayed 16 +0 0.47%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 87.29 0.38 0.43%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 126.44 -0.16 -0.13%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 523.40 1.56 0.30%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 17.03 -0.19 -1.10%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 55.37 -0.31 -0.56%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 14.87 -0.12 -0.80%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 35.73 0.16 0.45%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 41.29 2.02 5.14%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 26.78 0.12 0.45%
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5 yr CD
1.5%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.6%
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% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 12.86%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.52%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.89%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 14.91%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 23.33%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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