Daily Market Commentary for March 29, 2011
Tuesdayâ€™s Consumer Reports
Tuesday's consumer reports showed main street consumers are worried over the rising inflation costs. (Read more at http://www.millennium-traders.com/news/TodaysConsumerReports.aspx
Economic data released today:
U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales rose 0.2% in March 26 Week; U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales rose 2.6% on Year.
U.S. Retail Sales First 4 Weeks March fell 0.3% versus February; U.S. Retail Sales First 4 Weeks March rose 2.3% versus March a Year-Ago; U.S. Retail Sales rose 2.6% Week Ended March 26 versus a Year Ago.
S&P/CS Home Price Indices Composite â€“ 20:
S&P Case-Shiller January 20-City Home Price Index fell 1.0% Month on Month; S&P Case-Shiller January 10-City Home Price Index fell 0.9% Month on Month; S&P Case-Shiller January 20-City Home Price Index fell 3.1% Year on Year; S&P Case-Shiller January 10-City Home Price Index fell 2.0% Year on Year.
CB Consumer Confidence:
Conference Board March Expectations Index 81.1 versus February 97.5; Conference Board March Present Situation Index 36.9 versus February 33.8; US Conference Board March Consumer Confidence 63.4 versus February 72.0.
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 76.93 points, EOD 12,274.81
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 46.27, EOD 8,342.79
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 24.96 points, EOD 2,755.64
S&P 500 (SPX) gain 9.05 points, EOD 1,319.24
BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 10.64 points, EOD 2,669.31
CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 10.85 points, EOD 3,987.80
FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 27.68 points, EOD 5,932.17
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 19.45 points, EOD 9,459.08
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 2,091, declined stock prices 978, unchanged stock prices 92, stock prices hitting new highs 118 and stock prices hitting new lows 18. 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: MCP gain 4.15, HOD 69.88, LOD 57.50,EOD 59.66; BP shed 1.25, HOD 45.15, LOD 44.52,EOD 44.79; CF gain 2.01, HOD 130.34, LOD 126.26,EOD 129.83; CRM shed 0.66, HOD 129.44, LOD 126.11,EOD 127.33.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,782, declined stock prices 894, unchanged stock prices 107, stock prices hitting new highs 113 and stock prices hitting new lows 37. 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: APOL shed 1.80, HOD 40.63, LOD 38.00,EOD 40.55; AAPL gain 0.52, HOD 350.96, LOD 346.06,EOD 350.96; STRA shed 6.61, HOD 127.91, LOD 123.09,EOD 127.06; CREE gain 1.28, HOD 46.60, LOD 44.76,EOD 46.54; FFIV gain 3.64, HOD 98.13, LOD 93.41,EOD 97.40; EBIX gain 0.73, HOD 22.61, LOD 20.40,EOD 22.12; OVTI gain 2.72, HOD 36.38, LOD 33.10,EOD 36.07.
Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 246, declined stock prices 221, unchanged stock prices 35, stock prices hitting new highs 5 and stock prices hitting new lows 2.
Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1314.50; Change 12.25
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,323.00; Change 27.25
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,213; Change 99
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9500; Change 125
World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7093 to U.S. Dollars 1.41
Japanese Yen 82.4550 to U.S. Dollars 0.0121
British Pound 0.6251 to U.S. Dollars 1.6000
Canadian Dollar 0.9750 to U.S. Dollars 1.03
Swiss Franc 0.9210 to U.S. Dollars 1.09
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (May 11) gain $0.81, EOD $104.79 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (May 11) gain $0.91, EOD $3.06 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (April 11) shed $0.13, EOD $4.24 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (May 11) gain $0.01, EOD $3.04 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (April 11) shed $3.70, EOD $1,416.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (May 11) shed $0.10, EOD $36.99 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (April 11) shed $7.20, EOD $1,740.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (May 11) shed $0.00, EOD $4.35 ($US per pound)
Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (June 11) gain $0.20, EOD $103.45
Pork Bellies (March 11) unchanged, EOD $126.00
Live Cattle (June 11) gain $1.12, EOD $118.10
Feeder Cattle (August 11) gain $0.42, EOD $139.33
Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (May 11) gain $0.75, EOD $671.75
Soybeans (May 11) gain $13.00, EOD $1,361.50
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