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    Daily Market Commentary for April 1, 2010

    Auto Sales

    U.S. auto sales rose in March for Ford and General Motors, but not as much as analysts had hoped for. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Jobless Claims fell 6K to 439K in Week of March 27; compared to survey of a decrease by 2K; U.S. Jobless Claims for week of March 20 Revised to 445K from 442K; U.S. Continuing Claims for week of March 20 fell 6K to 4,662,000.

    ISM [Institute for Supply Management] Manufacturing Index:
    U.S. ISM March Manufacturing PMI 59.6 versus February 56.5; U.S. ISM March Inventories Index 55.3 versus February 47.3; U.S. ISM March Production Index 61.1 versus February 58.4; U.S. ISM March New Orders Index 61.5 versus February 59.5; U.S. ISM March Employment Index 55.1 versus February 56.1; U.S. ISM March Manufacturing PMI Expected 57.0; U.S. ISM March Prices Index 75.0 versus February 67.0.

    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 70.44 points, EOD 10,927.07
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 91.25, EOD 7,539.05
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 2.77 points, EOD 2,400.73
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 8.46 points, EOD 1,177.89
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 32.1 points, EOD 2,680.56
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 60.22 points, EOD 4,034.23
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 65.25, EOD 5,744.89
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 154.46, EOD 11,244.40

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,281, declined stock prices 821, unchanged stock prices 119, stock prices hitting new highs 315 and stock prices hitting new lows 14. 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: BLK shed 6.90, HOD 211.98, LOD 206.95, EOD 210.86; MOS shed 2.45, HOD 60.21, LOD 57.70, EOD 58.32; CME gain 3.60, HOD 322.37, LOD 317.38, EOD 319.71; EDZ shed 3.41, HOD 41.52, LOD 40.04, EOD 40.07; PRI unchanged, HOD 20.20, LOD N/A, EOD 19.65; BGP gain 0.82, HOD 2.85, LOD 2.31, EOD 2.54.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,531, declined stock prices 1,164, unchanged stock prices 122, stock prices hitting new highs 155 and stock prices hitting new lows 18. 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: CNAM shed 0.49, HOD 10.15, LOD 8.52, EOD 8.90; BIDU gain 3.00, HOD 603.66, LOD 597.50, EOD 600.00; AAPL gain 0.97, HOD 238.73, LOD 232.75, EOD 235.97; RIMM shed 5.49, HOD 71.11, LOD 68.26, EOD 68.48; RECN gain 0.10, HOD 19.55, LOD 18.83, EOD 19.24; PCLN gain 2.00, HOD 260.28, LOD 253.81, EOD 257.00; FSLR shed 1.35, HOD 123.35, LOD 118.88, EOD 121.30; BLUD shed 1.92, HOD 21.44, LOD 20.35, EOD 20.47.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 328, declined stock prices 182, unchanged stock prices 24, stock prices hitting new highs 31 and stock prices hitting new lows 7.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1173.00; Change 7.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,955.50; Change -0.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,863; Change 66
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 794.80; Change 6.70
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 11,370; Change 230

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7361 to U.S. Dollars 1.3600
    Japanese Yen 93.8750 to U.S. Dollars 0.0107
    British Pound 0.6543 to U.S. Dollars 1.5300
    Canadian Dollar 1.0086 to U.S. Dollars 0.9921
    Swiss Franc 1.0540 to U.S. Dollars 0.9487

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 10) gain $1.11, EOD $84.87 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 10) gain $0.03, EOD $2.22 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 10) gain $0.21, EOD $4.09 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 10) gain $0.01, EOD $2.32 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (May 10) gain $11.80, EOD $1,125.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 10) gain $0.36, EOD $17.88 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (May 10) gain $30.00, EOD $1,669.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 10) gain $0.03, EOD $3.58 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (May 10) gain $0.80, EOD $74.12
    Pork Bellies (May 10) shed $0.10, EOD $96.70
    Live Cattle (May 10) gain $0.10, EOD $96.65
    Feeder Cattle (May 10) shed $0.05, EOD $110.38

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 10) shed $0.50, EOD $344.50
    Soybeans (May 10) gain $1.00, EOD $942.00

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