Daily Market Commentary for January 11, 2011
Today's reports on earnings gave stocks a boost after three sessions worth of losses. (Read more at millennium-traders.com
Economic data released today:
U.S. NFIB December Small Business Index 92.6 versus 93.2 in November.
U.S. Retail Sales First Week of January fell 0.5% versus December; U.S. Retail Sales First Week of Jan rose 2.8% versus January a Year-Ago; U.S. Retail Sales rose 2.8% Week Ended January 8 versus a Year Ago.
U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales fell 3.2% in Week of January 8; U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales rose 3.5% on Year.
Wholesale Inventories (MoM):
U.S. November Wholesale Inventories fell 0.2%; was expected to rise 0.9%; U.S. November Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Fall.
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 35.19 points, EOD 11,672.64
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 52.03 EOD 8,018.12
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 8.32 points, EOD 2,716.12
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 4.63 points, EOD 1,274.38
BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 24.51 points, EOD 2,579.70
CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 59.89 points, EOD 3,861.92
FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 57.73 points, EOD 6,014.03
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 30.36 points, EOD 10,510.68
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,828, declined stock prices 1,243, unchanged stock prices 90, stock prices hitting new highs 236 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: SVU shed 0.05, HOD 28.24, LOD 28.05, EOD 28.17; LVS shed 1.48, HOD 51.05, LOD 48.94, EOD 49.12; AGQ gain 5.41, HOD 145.28, LOD 142.20, EOD 144.42; MBI gain 1.21, HOD 14.96, LOD 12.24, EOD 13.49; POT shed 0.94, HOD 167.60, LOD 163.25, EOD 164.16; ESI gain 4.26, HOD 60.89, LOD 56.37, EOD 60.75.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,675, declined stock prices 989, unchanged stock prices 107, stock prices hitting new highs 225 and stock prices hitting new lows 11. 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: SHLD gain 4.51, HOD 78.25, LOD 74.10, EOD 75.09; APOL gain 4.76, HOD 41.25, LOD 38.06, EOD 40.70; STRA shed 0.44, HOD 120.60, LOD 116.57, EOD 118.23; ISRG gain 9.64, HOD 284.38, LOD 272.58, EOD 281.26.
Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 282, declined stock prices 198, unchanged stock prices 33, stock prices hitting new highs 19 and stock prices hitting new lows 7.
Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 11: EOD 1271.00; Change 5.50
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 11: EOD 2,287.50; Change 5.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 11: EOD 11,624; Change 37
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 11: EOD 10,565; Change 120
World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7705 to U.S. Dollars 1.309
Japanese Yen 83.2250 to U.S. Dollars 0.012
British Pound 0.6405 to U.S. Dollars 1.56
Canadian Dollar 0.9904 to U.S. Dollars 1.01
Swiss Franc 0.9738 to U.S. Dollars 1.03
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (February 11) gain $1.86, EOD $91.11 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (February 11) gain $0.05, EOD $2.61 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (February 11) gain $0.08, EOD $4.48 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (February 11) gain $0.02, EOD $2.48 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (February 11) gain $10.20, EOD $1,384.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (March 11) gain $0.63, EOD $29.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (April 11) gain $25.20, EOD $1,770.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (March 11) gain $0.08, EOD $4.35 ($US per pound)
Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (February 11) gain 0.40, EOD 80.10
Pork Bellies (February 11) unchanged, EOD 106.00
Live Cattle (February 11) gain 1.50, EOD 108.45
Feeder Cattle (March 11) gain 1.87, EOD 125.30
Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (March 11) unchanged, EOD 607.00
Soybeans (March 11) shed 23.50, EOD 1,357.00
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