DJIA / Market Close for Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Dow closed down -2.72 (-0.02%) at 12,415.70. The Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Russel 2000 all closed a bit higher.

There’s one word to summarize today. That word is “boring”.

Only 12 of the Dow 30 closed higher with Bank of America (BAC) being the biggest gainer, up +8.61%. Boeing (BA) was the biggest loser, down -1.08%.

Cramer’s charitable trust portfolio had 19 of the 33 stock portfolio close higher (not bad).

Banks in general were up today with BAC, C and JPM all up.

European stocks ended lower.

Asian stocks ended mixed.

Barnes and Noble (BKS) fell hard after the bookseller said it may spin of its popular “Nook” e-reader business into a separate business line.

Target, The Gap and J.C. Penney all fell on weak sales and forecasts.

The dollar rose against the euro, the British pound and the Japanese yen.

Oil for February delivery fell $1.41 to end at $101.81 a barrel.

Gold futures for February delivery rose $7.40 to settle at $1,620.10 an ounce.

The price on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury held steady, with the yield unchanged from Wednesday at 1.99%.

See, it was boring.

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