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Today's News
« on: January 04, 2011, 03:19:26 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for January 4, 2011

Today's News

Stocks were mixed as investors remained cautious ahead of today's news. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today:

Factory Orders (MoM):
October Factory Orders Revised to -0.7% from -0.9%; November Durable Goods Revised to -0.3% from -1.3%; November Factory Orders, Excluding Defense, rose 0.3%; November Factory Orders, Excluding Transportation, rose 2.4%; U.S. Factory Orders rose 0.7% in November; Compared to Consensus of a decrease by 0.1%.

FOMC Meeting Minutes:
Fed Dollar Swap Extension Was Approved Unanimously; Several Fed Members See Risk of Deflation Receding; Fed Sees Downside Risks to Economy from Housing, Europe Crisis; Upward Pressure from Energy Prices Seen Dissipating By '12; Fed Sees Rapid Increase in Energy Prices Raising Inflation; Most Fed Officials Believe Core Inflation Has Bottomed Out; Fed Sees Unemployment Rate Continuing to Decline Slowly; Fed Sees Dollar Stronger Than Previously Assumed; Fed Sees House Prices, Interest Rates, Oil Prices Hindering Growth; Fed Sees Latest Fiscal Policies Helping GDP Growth; Fed's Medium-Term GDP Forecast Little Changed; Fed Staff Revised up Near-Term Economic Growth Forecast; Fed Minutes Also See Improved Economy, Tax Deal Affecting Treasury Yields; FOMC Dec Minutes Cite Multiple Factors for Rising Treasury Yields; FOMC Dec Minutes Cite Size of Bond Purchase Program for Rising Yields; Fed: Year-End Positioning May Have Amplified Treasury Yield Rise; Some Fed Officials Have High Bar to Change Bond Purchases.

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 18.84 points, EOD 11,689.59
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 23.96 points, EOD 8,020.00
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 9.57 points, EOD 2,681.95
S&P 500 (SPX) shed 2 points, EOD 1,269.89
BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 16.02 points, EOD 2,647.86
CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 15.17 points, EOD 3,916.03
FTSE100 (UKX100) triple digit gain 113.93 points, EOD 6,013.87
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 169.18 points, EOD 10,398.10

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 1,102, declined stock prices 1,967, unchanged stock prices 73, stock prices hitting new highs 199 and stock prices hitting new lows 12. 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: FCX shed 1.32, HOD 120.25, LOD 115.05, EOD 118.24; CLF gain 2.72, HOD 84.93, LOD 81.62, EOD 84.61; ESI shed 2.41, HOD 64.95, LOD 60.93, EOD 62.44; AGQ shed 8.91, HOD 153.08, LOD 142.62, EOD 147.71; MCP gain 3.94, HOD 62.78, LOD 58.28, EOD 61.48; GLD shed 3.21, HOD 136.28, LOD 134.16, EOD 134.80; LVS gain 2.05, HOD 47.70, LOD 46.13, EOD 47.65.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 875, declined stock prices 1,809, unchanged stock prices 108, stock prices hitting new highs 148 and stock prices hitting new lows 8. 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: BIDU gain 1.27, HOD 101.41, LOD 99.51, EOD 101.00; SHLD shed 3.76, HOD 75.91, LOD 71.24, EOD 71.37; NFLX gain 2.19, HOD 184.90, LOD 178.29, EOD 180.63.

Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 194, declined stock prices 291, unchanged stock prices 37, stock prices hitting new highs 18 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 11: EOD 1265.25; Change 0
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 11: EOD 2,249.50; Change -1.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 11: EOD 11,630; Change 45
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 11: EOD 10,405; Change 70

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7520 to U.S. Dollars 1.33
Japanese Yen 82.0150 to U.S. Dollars 0.0122
British Pound 0.6416 to U.S. Dollars 1.56
Canadian Dollar 0.9990 to U.S. Dollars 1.00
Swiss Franc 0.9488 to U.S. Dollars 1.05

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (February 11) shed $2.17, EOD $89.38 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (February 11) shed $0.04, EOD $2.51 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (February 11) gain $0.01, EOD $4.67 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (February 11) shed $0.01, EOD $2.41 a gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (February 11) shed $44.10, EOD $1,378.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (March 11) shed $1.61, EOD $29.51 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (April 11) shed $39.00, EOD $1,747.40 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (March 11) shed $0.08, EOD $4.37 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (February 11) shed 0.67, EOD 77.30
Pork Bellies (February 11) unchanged, EOD 106.00
Live Cattle (February 11) shed 0.67, EOD 106.30
Feeder Cattle (March 11) shed 0.65, EOD 122.37

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (March 11) shed 12.00, EOD 608.50
Soybeans (March 11) shed 9.50, EOD 1,369.50

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