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World Stock Markets
« on: August 17, 2009, 03:50:51 PM »
Daily Market Commentary for August 17, 2009

World Stock Markets

World stock markets took a hit today as other countries showed concern after the release of the U.S. consumer confidence report Friday. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

Economic data released today:
830 New York Empire State Manufacturing Index:
New York Fed's August Manufacturing Index 12.08 versus drop by 0.55 in July; New York Fed August New Orders 13.43 versus 5.89 in July; New York Fed August Employment fell 7.45 versus drop by 20.83 in July; New York Fed August Prices Received fell 12.77 versus drop by 8.33 in July.

Treasury International Capital (TIC) Data for June:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for June 2009. The next release, which will report on data for July 2009, is scheduled for September 16, 2009. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $90.7 billion. Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $123.6 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were $105.2 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were $18.4 billion. U.S. residents purchased a net $32.9 billion of long-term foreign securities. Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $71.3 billion. Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities decreased $19.5 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills decreased $11.3 billion. Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased $82.9 billion. Monthly net TIC flows were negative $31.2 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were negative $27.7 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $3.5 billion.

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) shed 172.68 points, EOD 9,148.72
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 185.71, EOD 6,352.11
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 55.8 points, EOD 1,929.72
S&P 500 (SPX) shed 24.19 points, EOD 979.90
BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 44.39 points, EOD 2,229.85
CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 75.58 points, EOD 3,419.69
FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 68.96 points, EOD 4,645.01
NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 328.72 points, EOD 10,268.61

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 360, declined stock prices 2,759, unchanged stock prices 58, stock prices hitting new highs 20 and stock prices hitting new lows 11. 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: RST shed 7.65, HOD 23.75, LOD 20.00, EOD 20.70; FAS shed 8.52, HOD 67.70, LOD 64.60, EOD 65.09; RTP shed 9.89, HOD 149.22, LOD 145.41, EOD 148.40; CME shed 11.69, HOD 277.00, LOD 269.02, EOD 269.33; EDC shed 13.78, HOD 98.24, LOD 94.35, EOD 94.90; SKF gain 2.18, HOD 30.90, LOD 30.11, EOD 30.74; BJ shed 0.53, HOD 30.90, LOD 29.73, EOD 30.52; SKF gain 2.18, HOD 30.90, LOD 30.11, EOD 30.74; MA shed 6.67, HOD 199.91, LOD 195.94, EOD 195.94; WLP gain 1.51, HOD 55.09, LOD 51.28, EOD 53.70; AET gain 1.35, HOD 30.35, LOD 28.05, EOD 29.63; ADY shed 0.37, HOD 32.65, LOD 30.25, EOD 30.49; LO shed 0.20, HOD 73.09, LOD 71.66, EOD 72.58; HSP shed 0.88, HOD 39.52, LOD 38.96, EOD 39.21.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 494, declined stock prices 2,246, unchanged stock prices 79, stock prices hitting new highs 12 and stock prices hitting new lows 17. 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: IDCC shed 6.98, HOD 23.85, LOD 20.86, EOD 22.52; FSLR shed 7.35, HOD 138.41, LOD 132.51, EOD 134.43; BIDU shed 18.02, HOD 327.48, LOD 319.70, EOD 321.56; ALGN gain 2.87, HOD 13.35, LOD 10.57, EOD 13.00; DNDN shed 0.34, HOD 22.80, LOD 21.25, EOD 22.13; GMCR shed 4.92, HOD 61.48, LOD 58.13, EOD 58.45; GOOG shed 15.11, HOD 451.99, LOD 443.12, EOD 444.89; AAPL shed 7.19, HOD 163.59, LOD 159.42, EOD 159.59.
 
Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
Advanced stock prices 137, declined stock prices 429, unchanged stock prices 38, stock prices hitting new highs 5 and stock prices hitting new lows 4.

Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 979.50; Change -26.25
E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,565.00; Change -50.00
E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 9,129; Change -192
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 627.60; Change -23.10
Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 10,145; Change -375

World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
Euro 0.7101 to U.S. Dollars 1.4083
Japanese Yen 94.4500 to U.S. Dollars 0.0106
British Pound 0.6119 to U.S. Dollars 1.6343
Canadian Dollar 1.1058 to U.S. Dollars 0.9043
Swiss Franc 1.0777 to U.S. Dollars 0.9279

COMMODITY MARKETS:
Energy Sector - Nymex:
Light Crude (September 09) shed $0.76, EOD $66.75 per barrel ($US per barrel)
Heating Oil (September 09) shed $0.01, EOD $1.83 a gallon ($US per gallon)
Natural Gas (September 09) shed $0.08, EOD $3.16 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
Unleaded Gas (September 09) gain $0.01, EOD $1.95 a gallon ($US per gallon)

Metals Markets - Comex:
Gold (December 09) shed $12.90, EOD $935.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
Silver (September 09) shed $0.75, EOD $13.98 ($US per Troy ounce)
Platinum (October 09) shed $39.10, EOD $1,222.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
Copper (September 09) shed $0.07, EOD $2.77 ($US per pound)

Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
Lean Hogs (October 09) gain $0.05, EOD $44.70
Pork Bellies (February 10) gain $0.18, EOD $78.60
Live Cattle (October 09) shed $0.73, EOD $87.83
Feeder Cattle (October 09) shed $0.05, EOD $100.23

Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
Corn (December 09) shed $6.00, EOD $321.75
Soybeans (November 09) shed $27.00, EOD $954.50

BOND MARKET:
2 year EOD 99 31/32, change 3/32, Yield 1.01, Yield change -0.05
5 year EOD 100 31/32, change 13/32, Yield 2.41, Yield change -0.14
10 year EOD 101 7/32, change 23/32, Yield 3.48, Yield change -0.08                     
30 year EOD 102 17/32, change N/A, Yield 4.32, change -0.08

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