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    Daily Market Commentary for August 8, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    The dollar posted its largest gain against the euro in over six years, during July 2002. A U.S. State Department official involved in the diplomacy called the conflict a "very dangerous situation" and indicated diplomatic moves are ongoing around the globe to attempt to stop the flare-up. (read more)

    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 session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) triple digit gain of 301.66 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,733.09
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain of 121.92 points to end the trading session at 8,460.32
    NASDAQ gain of 58.37 points to end the trading session at 2,414.10
    S&P 500 gain of 30.16 points to end the trading session at 1,296.23
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. gain of 0.65 points to end the trading session at 223.66
    FTSE RAFI 1000 triple digit gain of 141.20 points to end the trading session at 5,115.67
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 77.23 points to end the trading session at 3,046.81
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain of 21.63 points to end the trading session at 4,491.85
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain of 11.7 points to end the trading session at 5,489.20
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain of 43.42 points on the day to end the trading session at 13,168.41

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 2,368; declined stock prices 825; unchanged stock prices 68; stock prices hitting new highs 42 and stock prices hitting new lows 66.
    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: CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE: CF) stock price shed 5.71 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $138.00, low on the trading session $131.40 for a closing stock price at $134.65; Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) stock price shed 2.07 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $97.41, low on the trading session $91.50 for a closing stock price at $95.87; Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) stock price shed 6.32 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $107.77, low on the trading session $103.33 for a closing stock price at $104.42; Rackspace Hosting Incorporated (NYSE: RAX) stock price had a high on the trading session of $11.58, low on the trading session $9.75 for a closing stock price at $10.01; Precision Castparts Corporation (NYSE: PCP) stock price gained 4.83 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $100.25, low on the trading session $94.04 for a closing stock price at $99.31; Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) stock price shed 0.03 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $93.86, low on the trading session $91.08 for a closing stock price at $93.08; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) stock price gained 16.41 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $343.43, low on the trading session $327.11 for a closing stock price at $344.90; Walter Industries Incorporated (NYSE: WLT) stock price shed 1.95 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $89.34, low on the trading session $83.53 for a closing stock price at $86.31; Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) stock price shed 2.06 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $53.42, low on the trading session $51.11 for a closing stock price at $51.60; Cleveland-Cliffs Incorporated (NYSE: CLF) stock price shed 0.48 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $91.48, low on the trading session $85.33 for a closing stock price at $90.26.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,034; declined stock prices 844; unchanged stock prices 126; stock prices hitting new highs 61; stock prices hitting new lows 84.
    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: Central European Distribution (NasdaqGS: CEDC) stock price shed 6.68 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $70.05, low on the trading session $62.35 for a closing stock price at $63.26; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price gained 9.19 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $492.75, low on the trading session $475.69 for a closing stock price at $488.31; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price shed 8.33 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $265.67, low on the trading session $251.66 for a closing stock price at $257.64.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 681; declined stock prices 504; unchanged stock prices 80; stock prices hitting new highs 17; stock prices hitting new lows 54.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, at time of this posting for September 2008 Contracts:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1,292.75 change 24.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,923.00, change 37.00
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 385.60, change 11.10
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,690, change 249

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6659 to U.S. Dollars 1.5017
    Japanese Yen 110.19 to U.S. Dollars 0.0091
    British Pound 0.5209 to U.S. Dollars 1.9199
    Canadian Dollar 1.0658 to U.S. Dollars 0.9383
    Swiss Franc 1.0806 to U.S. Dollars 0.9254

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) shed $4.82 on the day for a closing price of $115.20 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.11 on the day for a closing price of $3.12 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.32 on the day for a closing price of $8.25 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.12 on the day for a closing price of $2.89 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) shed $13.10 on the day for a closing price of $864.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.93 on the day for a closing price of $15.33 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) shed $23.00 on the day for a closing price of $1,559.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.09 on the day for a closing price of $3.33 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.93 on the day for a closing price of 77.90
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 3.00 on the day for a closing price of 93.28
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.75 on the day for a closing price of 106.45
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.68 on the day for a closing price of 116.55

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 23.75 on the day for a closing price of 517.50
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 58.50 on the day for a closing price of 1,180.50

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond shed 4/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 15/32 with a Yield of 2.49, Yield Change +0.07
    5 year bond shed 6/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 26/32 with a Yield of 3.19, Yield Change +0.04
    10 year bond shed 2/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 17/32 with a Yield of 3.93, Yield Change +0.01
    30 year bond gained 1 2/32 on the day for a closing price of 99 9/32 with a Yield of 4.54, Yield Change -0.01

    At the close of the week, performance results for our Moderators:

    Stocks Trading Room:
    Jeannie $4,788
    Barry $7,531
    Marty $6,844
    Sam $6,065

    Futures Trading Room:
    JT $4,459.75

    Forex Trading Room:
    JT $10,450

    Daily Swing Trades:
    Barry $7,060

    Weekly Swing Trades:
    Jeannie $2,160

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