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    Daily Market Commentary for August 18, 2009

    Housing Starts

    Commerce Department reported housing starts fell 1% in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of 581,000, the first drop in three months. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)


    Economic data released today:

    Building Permits:
    Building Permits fell 1.8% to 560,000 million rate in July.

    PPI (Producer Price Index):
    U.S. July Producer Prices fell 0.9% compared to consensus of a decrease by 0.4%; U.S. July PPI Ex-Food & Energy fell 0.1% compared to consensus of an increase by 0.1%; U.S. July PPI Intermediate Goods fell 0.2% U.S. July PPI Intermediate Goods Core rose 0.2%; U.S. July PPI Crude Goods fell 4.5% U.S. July PPI Crude Goods Core rose 2.9%;
    U.S. July PPI Energy Prices fell 2.4%; U.S. July Passenger Car Prices fell1.7%; U.S. June PPI Unrevised at +1.8%.

    Housing Starts:
    U.S. July Housing Starts fell 1.0% to 581,000 compared to consensus of an increase by 2.7%; June Housing Starts Revised to a gain of 6.5% from +3.6%.

    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 95.45 points, EOD 9,230.79
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 84.96, EOD 6,437.07
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 24.42 points, EOD 1,955.26
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 9.49 points, EOD 989.22
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 30.79 points, EOD 2,260.64
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 31 points, EOD 3,450.69
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 40.77 points, EOD 4,685.78
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 16.34 points, EOD 10,284.96

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,451 declined stock prices 635, unchanged stock prices 83, stock prices hitting new highs 39 and stock prices hitting new lows 6. 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: DFG shed 2.39, HOD 21.23, LOD 20.76, EOD 20.89; TGT gain 3.11, HOD 44.57, LOD 43.19, EOD 44.32; SR gain 0.74, HOD 1.55, LOD 0.97, EOD 1.38; AS gain 3.11, HOD 68.97, LOD 66.20, EOD 68.08; A gain 1.85, HOD 26.00, LOD 24.16, EOD 25.41; CME shed 0.66, HOD 273.48, LOD 266.91, EOD 268.97; STT gain 2.04, HOD 51.55, LOD 49.18, EOD 51.28; POT shed 2.60, HOD 93.93, LOD 90.91, EOD 93.72; AXL gain 3.08, HOD 5.89, LOD 3.02, EOD 5.70; DDS gain 0.61, HOD 10.75, LOD 10.11, EOD 10.60; GS shed 3.23, HOD 160.90, LOD 159.49, EOD 160.48.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,001, declined stock prices 729, unchanged stock prices 125, stock prices hitting new highs 24 and stock prices hitting new lows 10. 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: HURN gain 5.15, HOD 19.45, LOD 17.55, EOD 18.84; FSLR shed 1.31, HOD 138.81, LOD 132.61, EOD 133.12; BIDU gain 5.85, HOD 329.63, LOD 321.20, EOD 327.40; PZZA shed 0.41, HOD 23.87, LOD 22.67, EOD 23.09; AMZN gain 1.06, HOD 82.69, LOD 80.79, EOD 82.12; ISRG gain 2.80, HOD 221.09, LOD 214.51, EOD 220.17; CTRP gain 3.40, HOD 51.75, LOD 48.57, EOD 51.30; AMCN shed 0.52, HOD 6.72, LOD 6.28, EOD 6.48; LGN shed 0.39, HOD 12.95, LOD 12.26, EOD 12.61; BPOP gain 0.42, HOD 1.86, LOD 1.35, EOD 1.76.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 383, declined stock prices 176, unchanged stock prices 39, stock prices hitting new highs 17 and stock prices hitting new lows 1.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 988.25; Change 10.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,586.50; Change 20.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 9,198; Change 78
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 635.20; Change 7.40
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 10,310; Change 185

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7072 to U.S. Dollars 1.4141
    Japanese Yen 94.6500 to U.S. Dollars 0.0106
    British Pound 0.6034 to U.S. Dollars 1.6573
    Canadian Dollar 1.1005 to U.S. Dollars 0.9078
    Swiss Franc 1.0750 to U.S. Dollars 0.9320

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (September 09) gain $2.44, EOD $69.19 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 09) gain $0.04, EOD $1.87 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 09) shed $0.07, EOD $3.10 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 09) gain $0.05, EOD $2.00 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (December 09) gain $3.40, EOD $939.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (September 09) shed $0.02, EOD $13.96 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (October 09) gain $9.50, EOD $1,232.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (September 09) shed $0.01, EOD $2.76 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 09) shed $0.18, EOD $44.53
    Pork Bellies (February 10) gain $0.45, EOD $79.05
    Live Cattle (October 09) gain $1.03, EOD $88.85
    Feeder Cattle (October 09) gain $1.00, EOD $101.23

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (December 09) gain $0.75, EOD $322.50
    Soybeans (November 09) gain $4.50, EOD $959.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 30/32, change -1/32, Yield 1.03, Yield change 0.02
    5 year EOD 100 24/32, change -7/32, Yield 2.45, Yield change 0.04
    10 year EOD 100 29/32, change -12/32, Yield 3.51, Yield change 0.04
    30 year EOD 102 14/, change N/A, Yield .35, change 0.03

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