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Chain Store Sales
« on: April 08, 2010, 03:28:54 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for April 8, 2010

Chain Store Sales

Chain Stores sales were up in March; this was the largest monthly increase since March 1999. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today:

Initial Jobless Claims:
U.S. Jobless Claims rose 18K to 460K in Week ended April 3; Compared to Survey of a decrease by 1K; U.S. March 27 Week Continuing Claims fell 131K to 4,550,000; U.S. March 27 Week Jobless Claims Revised to 442K from 439K.

At the NYSE closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. stock indices ended the trading session on the world markets as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) gain 30.00 points, EOD 10,927.52
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 19.12, EOD 7,565.30
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 5.75 points, EOD 2,436.91
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 4.08 points, EOD 1,186.53
BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 28.34 points, EOD 2,668.62
CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 48.51 points, EOD 3,978.46
FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 49.36 points, EOD 5,712.70
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 124.63, EOD 11,168.20

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,580, declined stock prices 1,518, unchanged stock prices 107, stock prices hitting new highs 217 and stock prices hitting new lows 12. NYSE quotes for volatile stocks and market trends, as well as stock quotes, stock prices and stock symbols of Day Trading Stock Picks on the New York Stock Exchange stock market for Day Trading online and active Day Trading for those who are or would like to be Day Trading for a living: TGT gain 1.63, HOD 56.44, LOD 54.54, EOD 55.64; MEE gain 0.89, HOD 46.79, LOD 45.10, EOD 46.11; CML shed 4.54, HOD 13.77, LOD 13.01, EOD 13.02; PIR gain 1.23, HOD 8.50, LOD 6.94, EOD 8.49; FAS gain 2.43, HOD 107.31, LOD 102.05, EOD 106.40; CME shed 2.54, HOD 314.43, LOD 310.63, EOD 311.77; FRX shed 4.47, HOD 29.45, LOD 27.98, EOD 27.99.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,375, declined stock prices 1,303, unchanged stock prices 140, stock prices hitting new highs 132 and stock prices hitting new lows 14. NASDAQ quotes, volatile stocks and market trends, as well as stock quotes, stock prices and stock symbols of Day Trading Stock Picks on the NASDAQ stock market for Day Trading online and active Day Trading for those who are or would like to be Day Trading for a living: AAPL shed 0.65, HOD 241.54, LOD 238.04, EOD 239.95; BBBY gain 1.81, HOD 46.78, LOD 44.75, EOD 46.48; AMZN gain 6.09, HOD 141.25, LOD 134.71, EOD 140.96; BIDU gain 2.11, HOD 622.75, LOD 611.47, EOD 619.85; HUSA shed 0.74, HOD 16.42, LOD 13.35, EOD 13.77.

Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 255, declined stock prices 240, unchanged stock prices 35, stock prices hitting new highs 20 and stock prices hitting new lows 3.

Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1182.50; Change 3.50
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,978.00; Change 3.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,874; Change 25
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 805.50; Change -1.60
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 11,225; Change -35

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7488 to U.S. Dollars 1.3400
Japanese Yen 93.3650 to U.S. Dollars 0.0107
British Pound 0.6548 to U.S. Dollars 1.5300
Canadian Dollar 1.0031 to U.S. Dollars 0.9970
Swiss Franc 1.0735 to U.S. Dollars 0.9314

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (May 10) shed $0.49, EOD $85.39 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (May 10) shed $0.01, EOD $2.23 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (May 10) shed $0.11, EOD $3.91 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (May 10) shed $0.01, EOD $2.30 gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (May 10) shed $0.10, EOD $1,152.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (May 10) shed $0.06, EOD $18.12 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (May 10) shed $6.10, EOD $1,711.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (May 10) shed $0.01, EOD $3.58 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (May 10) shed $0.50, EOD $76.68
Pork Bellies (May 10) shed $0.15, EOD $96.30
Live Cattle (May 10) shed $0.10, EOD $99.35
Feeder Cattle (May 10) shed $0.17, EOD $112.87

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (May 10) shed $8.25, EOD $348.25
Soybeans (May 10) shed $6.00, EOD $946.50

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