Daily Market Commentary for March 25, 2011
Investors reacted well to the latest GDP data; after the news stocks began to rise. (Read more at http://www.millennium-traders.com/news/GDPData.aspx
Economic data released today:
4Q Corporate Profits fell 3.3% versus an increase by 2.4% in 3Q; 4Q Final Chain-Weighted Price Index rose 0.4% versus Preliminary increase by 0.4%; 4Q Final Purchases Price Index rose 2.1% versus Preliminary increase by 2.1%; 4Q Final Core PCE Price Index rose 0.4% versus Preliminary increase by 0.5%; 4Q Final PCE Price Index rose 1.7% versus Preliminary increase by 1.8%; 4Q Final Real Final Sales rose 6.7% versus Preliminary increase by 6.7%; US 4Q GDP Consensus rose 3.0%;US 4Q Final GDP rose 3.1% versus Preliminary GDP increase by 2.8%.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index:
University of Michigan End-March Sentiment 67.5; University of Michigan End- March Current Index 82.5; University of Michigan End- March Expectations 57.9; University of Michigan 12-Month Inflation Forecast rose 4.6%; University of Michigan 5-Year Inflation Forecast rose 3.2%.
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 49.19 points, EOD 12,219.75
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 52.40, EOD 8,321.78
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 7.45 points, EOD 2,743.87
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 3.80 points, EOD 1,313.46
BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 1 points, EOD 2,656.77
CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 3.54 points, EOD 3,972.38
FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 19.89 points, EOD 5,900.76
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 101.12 points, EOD 9,536.13
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,963, declined stock prices 1,100, unchanged stock prices 98, stock prices hitting new highs 205 and stock prices hitting new lows 9. 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: AIG gain 0.20, HOD 36.91, LOD 36.10, EOD 36.52; ACN gain 2.31, HOD 56.78, LOD 53.65, EOD 54.27; MCP shed 0.81, HOD 56.40, LOD 53.62, EOD 54.47; CF shed 0.04, HOD 0.55, LOD 0.50, EOD 0.50; AZO gain 3.71, HOD 277.50, LOD 270.71, EOD 275.82; IOC gain 1.22, HOD 76.18, LOD 73.50, EOD 75.21; CRM shed 1.80, HOD 130.24, LOD 127.23, EOD 127.45; APL gain 0.16, HOD 34.36, LOD 33.87, EOD 34.08; COG gain 1.36, HOD 51.61, LOD 49.98, EOD 51.44; BTU gain 0.14, HOD 73.60, LOD 72.14, EOD 72.63; JKS shed 0.19, HOD 25.77, LOD 25.17, EOD 25.40.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,533, declined stock prices 1,115, unchanged stock prices 117, stock prices hitting new highs 141 and stock prices hitting new lows 20. 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: RIMM shed 7.20, HOD 58.40, LOD 56.66, EOD 56.89; NFLX gain 0.88, HOD 232.01, LOD 226.58, EOD 230.01; EBIX gain 0.96, HOD 24.07, LOD 21.70, EOD 23.48; GTLS gain 1.35, HOD 54.20, LOD 54.20, EOD 52.42; DIOD gain 0.77, HOD 34.49, LOD 33.07, EOD 33.76; GLNG gain 0.55, HOD 25.12, LOD 24.45, EOD 24.79.
Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 253, declined stock prices 221, unchanged stock prices 36, stock prices hitting new highs 10 and stock prices hitting new lows 6.
Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1309.25; Change 4.00
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,315.50; Change 7.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,154; Change 38
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9405; Change -125
World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7109 to U.S. Dollars 1.41
Japanese Yen 81.4250 to U.S. Dollars 0.0123
British Pound 0.6240 to U.S. Dollars 1.6000
Canadian Dollar 0.9816 to U.S. Dollars 1.02
Swiss Franc 0.9208 to U.S. Dollars 1.09
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (May 11) shed $0.20, EOD $105.40 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (May 11) shed $0.00, EOD $3.07 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (April 11) gain $0.15, EOD $4.40 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (May 11) gain $0.00, EOD $3.05 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (April 11) shed $8.70, EOD $1,426.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (May 11) shed $0.32, EOD $37.05 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (April 11) shed $14.40, EOD $1,745.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (May 11) shed $0.00, EOD $4.42 ($US per pound)
Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (June 11) gain $2.45, EOD $103.62
Pork Bellies (March 11) gain $3.00, EOD $123.00
Live Cattle (June 11) gain $2.97, EOD $117.75
Feeder Cattle (August 11) gain $2.40, EOD $138.52
Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (May 11) shed $13.00, EOD $689.50
Soybeans (May 11) gain $3.75, EOD $1,358.25
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