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Extended Unemployment Benefits
« on: September 18, 2009, 03:36:45 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for September 18, 2009

Extended Unemployment Benefits

As the economy is on track to a recovery many of Americans are still faced with the daily struggle of finding jobs, many hope to see the extended unemployment benefits legislation passed by congress next Wednesday. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today: n/a

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 35.75 points, EOD 9,819.67
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 14.98, EOD 7,017.15
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 6.11 points, EOD 2,132.86
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 2.85 points, EOD 1,068.34
BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 4.75 points, EOD 2,499.45
CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 7.43 points, EOD 3,827.84
FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 8.94 points, EOD 5,172.89
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 73.26 points, EOD 10,370.54

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,776 declined stock prices 1,288, unchanged stock prices 97, stock prices hitting new highs 216 and stock prices hitting new lows 2. 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: KBH gain 0.49, HOD 20.54, LOD 19.82, EOD 20.18; FSP shed 1.63, HOD 13.45, LOD 12.87, EOD 13.13; IOC gain 6.93, HOD 41.90, LOD 38.75, EOD 41.58; UFI gain 0.54, HOD 3.69, LOD 3.22, EOD 3.60; FAS shed 0.13, HOD 88.80, LOD 85.52, EOD 86.99; CME gain 10.70, HOD 305.96, LOD 293.15, EOD 304.00; OSG gain 0.41, HOD 41.61, LOD 39.65, EOD 40.73; APC shed 1.56, HOD 64.93, LOD 61.65, EOD 63.14; RAH shed 0.77, HOD 60.07, LOD 57.54, EOD 59.03; BHI gain 3.23, HOD 44.25, LOD 41.16, EOD 44.01; PCP gain 2.90, HOD 103.22, LOD 98.65, EOD 102.55.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,448, declined stock prices 1,318, unchanged stock prices 107, stock prices hitting new highs 115 and stock prices hitting new lows 5. 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 gain 0.47, HOD 186.55, LOD 184.76, EOD 185.02; VVUS gain 0.47, HOD 12.02, LOD 11.04, EOD 11.04; SCHW shed 0.13, HOD 17.69, LOD 17.13, EOD 17.61; ARNA gain 0.27, HOD 5.93, LOD 4.24, EOD 5.18; GOOG shed 0.26, HOD 496.98, LOD 491.23, EOD 491.46; FSLR gain 5.07, HOD 156.81, LOD 153.00, EOD 156.15; ALGT shed 0.62, HOD 43.53, LOD 42.07, EOD 42.67; SHLD gain 2.10, HOD 69.58, LOD 65.89, EOD 68.09.

Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 270, declined stock prices 297, unchanged stock prices 49, stock prices hitting new highs 32 and stock prices hitting new lows 1.

Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 1063.75; Change 1.00
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,723.75; Change 3.75
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 9,757; Change 20
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 700.00; Change -0.40
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 10,395; Change 15

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.6820 to U.S. Dollars 1.4702
Japanese Yen 91.4200 to U.S. Dollars 0.0109
British Pound 0.6160 to U.S. Dollars 1.6235
Canadian Dollar 1.0695 to U.S. Dollars 0.9350
Swiss Franc 1.0304 to U.S. Dollars 0.9705

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (October 09) shed $0.43, EOD $72.04 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (November 09) shed $0.01, EOD $1.86 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (November 09) gain $0.20, EOD $4.66 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (October 09) shed $0.02, EOD $1.83 a gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (December 09) shed $3.20, EOD $1,010.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (December 09) shed $0.20, EOD $17.07 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (October 09) shed $3.30, EOD $1,334.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (December 09) shed $0.11, EOD $2.79 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (December 09) shed $1.73, EOD $51.45
Pork Bellies (February 10) shed $2.00, EOD $84.60
Live Cattle (December 09) shed $0.45, EOD $84.90
Feeder Cattle (November 09) gain $0.43, EOD $97.43

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (December 09) shed $11.00, EOD $318.00
Soybeans (November 09) shed $12.00, EOD $941.00

BOND MARKET:
2 year EOD 99 31/32, change -4/32, Yield 1.00, Yield change 0.07
5 year EOD 99 19/32, change -14/32, Yield 2.46, Yield change 0.10
10 year EOD 101 8/32, change -20/32, Yield 3.47, Yield change 0.08                     
30 year EOD 104 19/32, change -1, Yield 4.22, change 0.05

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