Daily Market Commentary for April 14, 2011
Financial Institutions Slammed
Today, the Federal Reserve said it wants financial institutions slammed with fines for their part in the financial crisis of 2008. (Read more at http://www.millennium-traders.com/news/FinancialInstitutionsSlammed.aspx
Economic data released today:
Initial Jobless Claims:
U.S. April 2 Week Jobless Claims Revised to 385K from 382K; U.S. Jobless Claims rose 27K To 412K in April 9 Week; Compared to Survey of an increase by 3K.
Continuing Jobless Claims:
U.S. April 2 Week Continuing Claims fell 58K to 3,680,000.
U.S. February PPI Unrevised at rose 1.6%; U.S. March Passenger Car Prices rose 0.9%; U.S. March PPI Energy Prices rose 2.6%; U.S. March PPI Crude Goods fell 0.5%; Core fell 2.3%; U.S. March PPI Intermediate Goods rose 1.5%; Core rose 0.9%; U.S. March PPI Ex-Food & Energy rose 0.3%; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 0.2%; U.S. March Producer Prices rose 0.7%; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 0.8%.
Bloomberg Consumer Confidence:
U.S. Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell 43.0 Last Week.
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 21.08 points, EOD 12,292.07
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 6.65, EOD 8,373.96
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 0.58 points, EOD 2,760.94
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 0.71 points, EOD 1,315.12
BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 24.18 points, EOD 2,695
CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 35.84 points, EOD 3,970.39
FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 46.64 points, EOD 5,963.80
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 12.74 points, EOD 9,653.92
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,658, declined stock prices 1,404, unchanged stock prices 118, stock prices hitting new highs 52 and stock prices hitting new lows 26. 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: BPL gain 0.45, HOD 62.12, LOD 59.89, EOD 61.86; SVU gain 1.61, HOD 10.90, LOD 9.92, EOD 10.69; CYH shed 0.33, HOD 33.41, LOD 32.01, EOD 32.50; GS shed 4.33, HOD 157.60, LOD 155.25, EOD 155.84; MCP gain 3.31, HOD 73.65, LOD 69.00, EOD 73.40; CF shed 0.31, HOD 134.86, LOD 131.99, EOD 133.78; CME gain 1.77, HOD 306.79, LOD 301.65, EOD 306.40.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,470, declined stock prices 1,130, unchanged stock prices 125, stock prices hitting new highs 51 and stock prices hitting new lows 51. 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: RVBD shed 0.46, HOD 34.50, LOD 33.29, EOD 34.28; AAPL shed 3.88, HOD 336.00, LOD 332.23, EOD 332.25; ACOR gain 5.71 HOD 28.11, LOD 21.17, EOD 27.13; BIDU gain 1.34, HOD 147.25, LOD 144.68, EOD 147.03; STRA shed 1.61, HOD 125.60, LOD 122.64, EOD 122.77.
Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 252395, declined stock prices 222, unchanged stock prices 34, stock prices hitting new highs 5 and stock prices hitting new lows 5.
Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1311.75; Change 3.00
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,309.50; Change 1.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,237; Change 38
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9625; Change 45
World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.6902 to U.S. Dollars 1.45
Japanese Yen 83.4250 to U.S. Dollars 0.012
British Pound 0.6115 to U.S. Dollars 1.6300
Canadian Dollar 0.9611 to U.S. Dollars 1.04
Swiss Franc 0.8921 to U.S. Dollars 1.12
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (May 11) unchanged, EOD $107.11 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (May 11) shed $0.09, EOD $3.11 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (May 11) unchanged, EOD $4.14 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (May 11) shed $0.00, EOD $3.24 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (June 11) gain $16.80, EOD $1,472.40 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (May 11) gain $1.42, EOD $41.66 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (July 11) gain $18.40, EOD $1,795.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (May 11) shed $0.01, EOD $4.28 ($US per pound)
Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (June 11) gain $1.30, EOD $102.75
Pork Bellies (February 12) unchanged, EOD $120.00
Live Cattle (June 11) gain $0.72, EOD $116.50
Feeder Cattle (August 11) gain $0.80, EOD $137.38
Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (July 11) shed $1.00, EOD $760.00
Soybeans (November 11) shed $6.50, EOD $1,345.00
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