WSJ By The Numbers - Top 10 for Nov.30: Mutual Funds Top $10 trillion

Mutual-fund assets surpassed $10 trillion for the first time in October, according the fund industry's trade group, the Investment Company Institute. Mutual-fund assets increased from September by $286.6 billion, or 2.9%, to $10.01 trillion in October, the ICI said. Much of the recent growth has come in stock-fund assets, which rose to about $5.7 trillion in October from $4.9 trillion from the end of 2005, according to the survey. >> Mutual Funds Pass $10 Trillion Mark 

Exit polls found only 30% of voters expect "life for the next generation of Americans to be better than life today." The pessimistic 70% tended to vote Democratic. >>Why Globalization Fans Must Win the Middle 

2 billion vs. 60 million?: Individually, cellphones and music players have been among the most favored Christmas gifts for years. While Apple has sold more than 60 million iPods globally, there are over 2 billion cellphone users in the world, and analysts believe that close to 1 billion cellphones will be shipped in 2006 alone. >> Wake-Up Call for the iPod 

$11B for Content: The carriers hope that opening up to more content partners will help them cash in on the growing mobile content market -- the Yankee Group estimates it will reach $11 billion in the U.S. by 2010 -- and offset the decline in mobile voice revenue.>>Verizon Lets Others Sell Cell Content 

Yahoo Gets 400 million: Yahoo services will be placed in its Series 40 line, on which most of Nokia's basic handsets are based. Nokia said more than 400 million mobile phones operate under the Series 40 platform since its introduction in 2002. >> Nokia Phones to Use Yahoo Content 

Goldman might end the year below the top spot in Europe for the first time since 1998, when it placed second behind Morgan Stanley. With a few weeks left in a year that has seen a record $1.42 trillion of European deals so far, Goldman is ranked fourth in announced transactions behind Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., according to data provider Dealogic. >>Goldman Turns In an Off Year in Europe 

$27 billion for Futures: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and CBOT Holdings Inc.'s Chicago Board of Trade met with futures-industry customers to defend their merger, which would create an exchange behemoth with a market value of $27 billion. Together, they account for some 1.5 billion trading contracts so far this year in the US futures trading total volume of nearly 1.7 billion. >> CME, CBOT Stand Behind Merger  

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