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/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,286 -107 1.14%
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,500 +31 0.37%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 326 -3 0.87%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,947 +128 0.76%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,614 -3 0.01%
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/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 0.00 0.22%
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/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 117.43 +0.56 0.48%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.34%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 97.14 +0.10 0.10%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.91 +0.10 0.11%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.87 +0.03 1.72%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.30 -0.01 2.16%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.57 -24.44 -3.45%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.95 -0.30 -2.26%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 39.86 -0.93 -2.28%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.45 -0.08 -0.69%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.88 0.35 0.96%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 30.46 -0.15 -0.49%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.18% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Typical Twitter User: Has iPhone, Likes Purple

She’s American, 28, has 208 followers, loves her iPhone, talks endlessly about her family and fashion – and her favorite color is purple. She’s also, according to new research, the average Twitter user.

This composite character was pieced together through an analysis of 36 million Twitter profiles by Beevolve, a social media marketing firm based in London — but it’s more of weird science than an exact one. For instance, among Twitter’s active followers, the mean number of followers is 208, but more than four-fifths of the micro-blogging site’s members have fewer than 50. And, according to the survey, 25% of Twitter’s 140 million accounts have never been used. (Though some 40% of users have not tweeted over the last month, they may log on just to read tweets by others, says Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman.) The average age of 28 was calculated by analyzing both user bios and tweets.

The content of the typical user’s tweets is also fairly predictable, the survey found. The most common subject broached is family. Over half of those who use the site are based in the U.S. “Love” is the most often-used word in people’s bios, and fewer than one in 200 users disclose their age.

Some women whose profiles match the average Twitter demographic say the findings are dead on. Jennifer P. Brown,  32, a social media analyst based in St. Petersburg, Fla. with 1,684 followers, says women are generally more open about their emotions in real life and on the site. “This is totally freaky – my go-to color is purple,” she says. Casey Stickles, 27, a New York-based publicist, has 158 followers, an iPhone, and uses Twitter to showcase her Instagram fashion photography and re-tweet news stories she likes. “But I’m not one to tweet about fashion or my love life,” she says. “I’m a socially skilled fat kid at heart.”

Here are some other results from the survey:

  • Roughly half of all tweets are sent from the U.S.
  • Members follow fewer people than follow them.
  • Female users outnumber males by 53% to 47%.
  • Women tweet more about family and fashion.
  • Men prefer to tweet about sports and technology.
  • The average user has sent nearly 800 Tweets.

 

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139.01MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 128.61M
Unchanged
165
Decliners
4918
Advancers
1419
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 16,205 -212 1.29%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,363 -146 3.25%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,880 -35 1.85%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,139 +0 0.02%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,166 +9 0.74%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 31.13 +0.24 0.78%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,848 -51 0.86%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,286 -107 1.14%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,201 -28 0.66%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 17,250 -376 2.13%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,500 +31 0.37%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 326 -3 0.87%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,510 0 0.02%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,947 +127 0.76%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,615 -2 0.01%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.11 0.00 0.22%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 117.42 +0.55 0.47%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.34%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 97.14 +0.10 0.10%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.91 +0.10 0.11%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.87 +0.03 1.72%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.30 -0.01 2.16%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.56 +0.05 3.14%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.65 +0.03 1.72%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.56 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.05 +0.02 77.54%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 31 +0 0.78%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,166 +9 0.74%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 366 0 0.07%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 16,175 +44 0.27%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,882 +7 0.35%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 +0 0.89%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 104.07 -6.42 -5.81%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.02 -2.58 -2.67%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.57 -24.44 -3.45%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.95 -0.30 -2.26%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 39.86 -0.93 -2.28%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.45 -0.08 -0.69%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.88 0.35 0.96%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 30.46 -0.15 -0.49%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 28.54 -0.64 -2.19%
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MMA $10K+
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MMA $50K+
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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 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.18% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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