CLOSING BELL: October 17th: DJIA: 13,557.00 | UP 5.22 | +0.04%
OIL: $92.12 UP 0.03, +0.03%
GOLD: $1,753, UP 6.70, +0.38%
GASOLINE (US Avg): $3.756, DOWN .017
Global stocks rose for a third day and the euro hit a one-month high on Wednesday, helped by brighter prospects for resolving Spain’s debt woes, while better-than-expected housing data and gains among financials lifted most U.S. equities.
U.S. and German government debt prices fell after Spain avoided a damaging ratings downgrade from Moody’s and stronger-than-expected U.S. housing data pointed to an improving economy, reducing safe-haven demand.
Growing speculation that Spain will ask for a bailout next month lifted the euro. A possible line of credit to Spain and some easing of German opposition to aid for Greece and Spain were also likely to support the euro in the near term.
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