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Dow Close Contest

Yeah, I thought it was redundant too, but you people in the comments are asking for it. Fine. But this time there are going to be some serious rules. M'kay?
1. Closest guess to the Dow closing number, without going under wins.
2. Guessing will be cut off when we post the "no more bets" comment in this post. That will be right around 3 pm Eastern.
Ready? Go.
Update: 8379. That makes this:

Posted by guest, Oct 24, 2008 12:59PM
8380 up up down up down

Our winner.


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Call The Close: Dow 19,999.63 Edition

If the Dow hitting 20,000 is fundamentally arbitrary and meaningless then so is human existence.