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Earnings and Housing Data Boost Stocks Today
« on: April 19, 2011, 03:26:39 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for April 19, 2011

Earnings and Housing Data Boost Stocks Today
 
Earnings and housing data boost stocks today after major indexes fell over 1% yesterday. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today:

Building Permits:
Building Permits rose 11.2% to 594K Rate in March.

Housing Starts:
February Housing Starts Revised to -18.5% from -22.5%; U.S. March Housing Starts rose 7.2% to 549K; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 10.0%.

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 65.16 points, EOD 12,266.75
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 54.63, EOD 8,413.05
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 8.73 points, EOD 2,744.11
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 7.33 points, EOD 1,312.47
BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 17.15 points, EOD 2,692.45
CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 27.34 points, EOD 3,908.58
FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 26.79 points, EOD 5,896.87
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 115.62 points, EOD 9,441.03

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 2,008, declined stock prices 1,042, unchanged stock prices 99, stock prices hitting new highs 55 and stock prices hitting new lows 25. 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: GS shed 1.97, HOD 156.10, LOD 149.55, EOD 151.81; AGQ gain 9.33, HOD 306.42, LOD 289.64, EOD 305.84; MCP shed 1.11, HOD 75.22, LOD 72.12, EOD 74.07; CRM shed 1.78, HOD 132.56, LOD 128.20, EOD 130.41.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,321, declined stock prices 1,294, unchanged stock prices 134, stock prices hitting new highs 68 and stock prices hitting new lows 37. 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: AMRN shed 1.27, HOD 17.48, LOD 15.34, EOD 15.83; CROX gain 1.08, HOD 19.49, LOD 18.48, EOD 19.43; SINA gain 7.27, HOD 147.12, LOD 136.01, EOD 142.40.

Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 274, declined stock prices 213, unchanged stock prices 34, stock prices hitting new highs 14 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 1308.25; Change 7.25
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,300.75; Change 10.75
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,205; Change 65
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9490; Change 0.0

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.6973 to U.S. Dollars 1.43
Japanese Yen 82.4250 to U.S. Dollars 0.0121
British Pound 0.6128 to U.S. Dollars 1.6300
Canadian Dollar 0.9566 to U.S. Dollars 1.05
Swiss Franc 0.8992 to U.S. Dollars 1.11

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (May 11) gain $1.03, EOD $108.15 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (May 11) unchanged, EOD $3.18 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (May 11) unchanged, EOD $4.14 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (May 11) unchanged, EOD $3.25 a gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (June 11) gain $2.20, EOD $1,495.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (May 11) gain $0.95, EOD $43.91 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (July 11) shed $11.50, EOD $1,771.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (May 11) gain $0.03, EOD $4.23 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (June 11) gain $0.82, EOD $102.10
Pork Bellies (February 12) unchanged, EOD $120.00
Live Cattle (June 11) gain $1.45, EOD $117.25
Feeder Cattle (August 11) gain $1.35, EOD $138.22

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (July 11) shed $3.00, EOD $756.50
Soybeans (November 11) gain $4.75, EOD $1,354.00

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