The Index shows another day of significant days as the Democrats leave Denver. The historic week ends thirteen percent higher than last Friday's closing bell.
President Bill Clinton (WJC) 21.54 +4.96 +23.02%
Clinton, whose presence on the Index may surprise some, has in the past months suffered a serious erosion from highs realized in the late 1990s. This week in Denver has started to reverse those losses.
Toni Morrison (TNMSN) 19.91 +2.54 +12.31%
The prize winning author's bump is directly linked to the reversal of Bill "Black President" Clinton's fortunes on this Index.
Michael Jackson (JACKO) 12.54 -1.33 -9.59%
The self proclaimed "King of Pop", another surprise listing on the Index, turns 50 today and continues to fail to live up to the lofty expectations established in the 1970s and '80s.
A nod to the better days.
THIS DAY IN THE BLACK MARKET
August 29, 2005
Bsi 654.32 -119.44 -15.44
The Index plummets in the wake of the levees breaking in New Orleans.