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« on: August 18, 2010, 03:26:26 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for August 18, 2010

Stock Market

Today the stock market remained calm following yesterday's advances. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today:

MBA Mortgage Applications:
U.S. MBA Refinance Index rose 17.1% at 4,676.7; Last Week 3,993.0; U.S. MBA Purchase Index fell 3.4% at 169.4; Last Week 175.4; U.S. MBA Market Index rose 13.0% at 829.7; Last Week 734.3.

Crude Oil Inventories from DOE:
U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles -0.818 Million Barrels at 354.174 Million Barrels; U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles -0.818 Million Barrels in Week; Was Seen -1.3 Million Barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles -0.039 Million Barrels at 223.344 Million Barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles -0.039 Million Barrels in Week; Was Seen -0.5 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles +1.069 Million Barrels at 174.211 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles +1.069 Million Barrels in Week; Was Seen +1.2 Million Barrels; U.S. Refineries Ran at 90.0% capacity versus 88.1% Week Ago; U.S. Refineries Ran at 90.0% capacity; Was Seen 87.50%.

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 20.40 points, EOD 10,426.25
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 9.58, EOD 6,969.37
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 7.47 points, EOD 2,216.91
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 1.67 points, EOD 1,094.21
BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 5.73 points, EOD 2,512.61
CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 15.2 points, EOD 3,647.93
FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 47.68 points, EOD 5,302.87
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 78.86 points, EOD 9,240.54

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,783, declined stock prices 1,304, unchanged stock prices 102, stock prices hitting new highs 204 and stock prices hitting new lows 22. 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: POT gain 5.35, HOD 148.68, LOD 145.33, EOD 148.52;
SWY shed 0.95, HOD 21.10, LOD 20.39, EOD 20.49; ESI gain 0.23, HOD 55.47, LOD 52.55, EOD 53.18; LFT gain 1.03, HOD 36.85, LOD 35.51, EOD 36.82; BJ shed 1.07, HOD 42.27, LOD 41.48, EOD 42.24; CHS gain 0.86, HOD 9.41, LOD 8.88, EOD 9.27; DE shed 1.25, HOD 67.50, LOD 65.46, EOD 65.98.
 
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,348, declined stock prices 1,299, unchanged stock prices 145, stock prices hitting new highs 42 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: NFLX shed 7.34, HOD 130.15, LOD 125.34, EOD 125.34; AAPL gain 1.10, HOD 254.66, LOD 251.58, EOD 253.07; UPRO gain 0.94, HOD 137.70, LOD 132.33, EOD 135.50; STRA gain 13.35, HOD 173.00, LOD 155.71, EOD 169.00; PCLN gain 5.94, HOD 309.46, LOD 296.76, EOD 297.63; CRDC gain 0.49, HOD 2.53, LOD 2.05, EOD 2.15.

Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 223, declined stock prices 239, unchanged stock prices 44, stock prices hitting new highs 17 and stock prices hitting new lows 11.

Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1093.50; Change 4.50
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,851.00; Change 11.50
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,405; Change 47
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9,260; Change 40

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7773 to U.S. Dollars 1.2900
Japanese Yen 85.4550 to U.S. Dollars 0.0117
British Pound 0.6408 to U.S. Dollars 1.5600
Canadian Dollar 1.0274 to U.S. Dollars 0.9727
Swiss Franc 1.0415 to U.S. Dollars 0.9600

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (September 10) shed $0.35, EOD $75.42 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (September 10) shed $0.00, EOD $2.02 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (September 10) shed $0.02, EOD $4.24 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (September 10) gain $0.00 EOD $1.96 gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (August 10) gain $3.10, EOD $1,229.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (August 10) shed $0.19, EOD $18.39 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (August 10) shed $10.10, EOD $1,536.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (August 10) gain $0.01, EOD $3.35 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (October 10) gain $2.55, EOD $78.08
Pork Bellies (August 10) gain $3.00, EOD $139.50
Live Cattle (August 10) gain $1.57, EOD $97.20
Feeder Cattle (August 10) gain $0.45, EOD $113.70

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (September 10) gain $3.75, EOD $418.50
Soybeans (September 10) shed $10.00, EOD $1,035.25

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