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Congressional Oversight Panel

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    Daily Market Commentary for April 21, 2009

    "We believe that even under the conservative estimate of available funds described here, we have the resources to move forward implementing all aspects of our Financial Stability Plan," Geithner said in a letter to Elizabeth Warren, the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    ICSC-Goldman Store Sales:
    Consumers backed off for week of April 18, after 3 consecutive weeks of improvements. Same Store sales fell 0.4%. Year on year rates were down 0.1%.

    Redbook:
    Retail sales were soft for week of April 18. For year on year, increase by 0.1% versus increase by 0.9% and rose 0.4% in previous weeks.
    State Street Investor Confidence Index: State Street's institutional investor confidence index climbed about 10 points during April to 70.2 with month-to-month strength centered in North America.

    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) triple digit gain 127.83 points, EOD 7,969.56
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain 119.47 points, EOD 5,339.59
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 35.64 points, EOD 1,643.85
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 17.69 points, EOD 850.08
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 27.46 points, EOD 1,884.15
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 4.54 points, EOD 2,973.94
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss 3.4 points, EOD 3,987.46
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit loss 213.42 points, EOD 8,711.33

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,204, declined stock prices 479, unchanged stock prices 477, stock prices hitting new highs 9 and stock prices hitting new lows 4. 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: CME: gain 4.48 points, HOD $229.18, LOD $215.30, EOD $227.05: SKF: shed 10.15 points, HOD $76.46, LOD $60.15, EOD $60.29; MA: gain 12.52 points, HOD $164.37, LOD $149.34, EOD $164.37; ESI: shed 5.56 points, HOD $101.39, LOD $95.31, EOD $101.31; BLK: gain 15.20 points, HOD $138.79, LOD $119.12, EOD $138.79.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,054, declined stock prices 709, unchanged stock prices 113, stock prices hitting new highs 9 and stock prices hitting new lows 15. 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: FSLR: gain 1.08 points, HOD $142.33, LOD $135.60, EOD $139.56; NTRS: shed 2.25 points, HOD $56.23, LOD $49.78, EOD $55.90; ZION: shed 2.08 points, HOD $11.75, LOD $8.88, EOD $10.85; BIDU: gain 4.52 points, HOD $205, LOD $194.65, EOD $204.52; APOL: shed 4.91 points, HOD $62.04, LOD $59.85, EOD $60.86.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 349, declined stock prices 143, unchanged stock prices 108, stock prices hitting new highs 2 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) June 09: EOD 848; Change 15
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) June 09: EOD 1,328.50; Change 15
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) June 09: EOD 7,928; Change 108
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) June 09: EOD 534.60; Change 11.40
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) June 09; EOD 8,830; Change 140

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7729 to U.S. Dollars 1.2939
    Japanese Yen 98.72 to U.S. Dollars 0.0101
    British Pound 0.6817 to U.S. Dollars 1.467
    Canadian Dollar 1.2358 to U.S. Dollars 0.8092
    Swiss Franc 1.168 to U.S. Dollars 0.8562

    COMMODITY MARKETS:

    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 09) gain $0.63, EOD $46.51 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (June 09) gain $0.01, EOD $1.37 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 09) shed $0.03, EOD $3.64 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 09) gain $0.00, EOD $1.41 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (June 09) shed $4.80, EOD $882.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 09) shed $0.05, EOD $12.06 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (July 09) shed $9.50, EOD $1,157.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (July 09) gain $0.03, EOD $2.08 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (June 09) gain 0.10, EOD 72.40
    Pork Bellies (May 09) shed 0.33, EOD 81.73
    Live Cattle (June 09) gain 0.65, EOD 83.28
    Feeder Cattle (August 09) gain 0.60, EOD 101.30

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (July 09) gain 4.25, EOD 383
    Soybeans (July 09) gain 21.50, EOD 1,033

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 28/32, change -1/32, Yield 0.94, Yield change 0.08
    5 year EOD 99 15/32, change -9/32, Yield 1.86, Yield change -0.03
    10 year EOD 98 22/32, change -18/32, Yield 2.90, Yield change 0.07
    30 year EOD 95 22/32, change -30/32, Yield 3.74, Yield change 0.06

    Thanks for reading
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