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    Daily Market Commentary for July 16, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com
    Crude oil sank lower today, losing 7.3 percent for the week amidst the surge in the Stock Markets. Crude has not see such a one day dollar amount decline in 17 years. (read more)

    At the closing bell on the Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. indices ended the session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) triple digit gain of 276.01 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,238.55
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain of 174.91 points to end the trading session at 8,332.71
    NASDAQ gain of 69.14 points to end the trading session at 2,284.85
    S&P 500 gain of 30.08 points to end the trading session at 1,244.99
    FTSE All-World ex-U.S. gain of 2.07 points to end the trading session at 220.43
    FTSE RAFI 1000 triple digit gain of 151.90 points to end the trading session at 4,801.38
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain of 41.96 points to end the trading session at 2,905.40
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain of 51.3 points to end the trading session at 4,112.45
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 21.3 points to end the trading session at 5,150.6
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain of 6.24 points to end the trading session at 12,760.8

    Market trends on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today: advanced stocks 2,385; declined stocks 849; unchanged stocks 69; stocks hitting new highs 17; stocks hitting new lows 310. List of volatile stocks 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: CONSOL Energy Incorporated (NYSE: CNX) shed 5.26 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $100.79, low on the trading session $89.24 for a closing stock price at $90.7 6; Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE: CBI) shed 5.74 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $31.04, low on the trading session $27.50 for a closing stock price at $30.65; Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) gained 6.72 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $27.32, low on the trading session $23.20 for a closing stock price at $27.23; United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) shed 1.04 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $157.30, low on the trading session $146.41 for a closing stock price at $154.01; Cleveland-Cliffs Incorporated (NYSE: CLF) shed 7.44 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $106.89, low on the trading session $97.36 for a closing stock price at $104.02; Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) shed 3.20 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $80.13, low on the trading session $75.25 for a closing stock price at $77.00; Alpha Natural Resources Incorporated (NYSE: ANR) gained 10.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $119.30, low on the trading session $102.89 for a closing stock price at $104.93; Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) shed 2.67 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $118.94, low on the trading session $114.94 for a closing stock price at $115.61; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) gained 8.93 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $331.02, low on the trading session $300.86 for a closing stock price at $317.48; CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE: CF) shed 0.23 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $159.98, low on the trading session $151.00 for a closing stock price at $158.81; Walter Industries Incorporated (NYSE: WLT) gained 8.37 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $103.90, low on the trading session $92.33 for a closing stock price at $100.83; Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) shed 4.81 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $106.94, low on the trading session $99.96 for a closing stock price at $101.38; Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) shed 8.45 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $407.62, low on the trading session $397.14 for a closing stock price at $407.25; Ultrashort Financial (NYSE: SKF) shed 45.58 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $198.38, low on the trading session $157.09 for a closing stock price at $158.33; Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) gained 2.18 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $9.68 low on the trading session $7.50 for a closing stock price at $9.25; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) shed 1.71 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $224.81, low on the trading session $215.91 for a closing stock price at $222.93; MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) gained 20.83 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $271.20, low on the trading session $250.82 for a closing stock price at $271.20.

    Market trends on the NASDAQ today: advanced stocks 2,252; declined stocks 723; unchanged stocks 105; stocks hitting new highs 33; stocks hitting new lows 226.
    List of volatile stocks 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: Orion Energy Systems Incorporated (NasdaqGS: OESX) shed 3.35 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $6.00, low on the trading session $4.48 for a closing stock price at $5.24; Navigators Group Incorporated (NasdaqGS: NAVG) shed 3.25 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $48.27, low on the trading session $43.46 for a closing stock price at $45.36; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) gained 13.47 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $291.04, low on the trading session $282.00 for a closing stock price at $290.47.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) today: advanced stocks 713; declined stocks 513; unchanged stocks 83; stocks hitting new highs 16; stocks hitting new lows 98.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, September 2008 Contracts, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1,244.25, change 32.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,846.25, change 47.25
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 359.30, change 12.60
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,213, change 295

    World Currencies at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6324 to U.S. Dollars 1.5813
    Japanese Yen 105.16 to U.S. Dollars 0.0095
    British Pound 0.5003 to U.S. Dollars 1.9988
    Canadian Dollar 1.021 to U.S. Dollars 0.9979
    Swiss Franc 1.0179 to U.S. Dollars 0.9824

    Commodities Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYM) shed $4.598 on the day for a closing price of the range of $134.15 a gallon ($US per bbl.); Heating Oil (NYM) shed $0.08 on the day for a closing price of $3.87 a gallon ($US per gal.); Natural Gas (NYM) shed $0.08 on the day for a closing price of $11.49 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.); Unleaded Gas (NYM) shed $0.11 on the day for a closing price of $3.27 a gallon ($US per gal.).

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (CMX) shed $16.00 on the day for a closing price of $962.70 ($US per Troy oz.); Silver (CMX) shed $0.21 on the day for a closing price of $18.81 ($US per Troy oz.); Platinum (NYM) shed $43.50 on the day for a closing price of $1,938.40 ($US per Troy oz.) and Copper (CMX) shed $0.05 on the day for a closing price of $3.65 ($US per lb.).

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.): Lean Hogs (CME) gained 1.55 on the day for a closing price of 73.75; Pork Bellies (CME) gained 0.65 on the day for a closing price of 66.38; Live Cattle (CME) shed 0.53 on the day for a closing price of 106.35; Feeder Cattle (CME) shed 0.33 on the day for a closing price of 111.13.

    Other Commodities (cents per bu.): Corn (CBT) gained 10.50 on the day for a closing price of 677.25 and Soybeans (CBT) gained 32.00 on the day for a closing price of 1,548.00.

    Bond action for the day: 2 year bond shed 4/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 26/32 with a Yield of 2.44, Yield Change+0.08; 5 year bond shed 19/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 22/32 with a Yield of 3.21, Yield Change +0.12; 10 year bond shed 1 4/32 on the day for a closing price of 99 9/32 with a Yield of 3.96, Yield Change +0.14; the 30 year bond shed 2 7/32 on the day for a closing price of 96 11/32 with a Yield of 4.60, Yield Change +0.14.

    Department Of Energy released crude oil inventories today: U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles increased by 2.4 Million Barrels to 214.2 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles increased by 3.2 Million Barrels to 125.7 Million Barrels; U.S. Refineries ran at 89.5% versus 89.2% week ago; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles increased by 2.4 Million Barrels in the week compared to expectations of a drop by 200,000 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles increased by 3.2 Million Barrels in the week compared to expectations of an increase by 1.5 Million Barrels; U.S. Refineries ran at 89.5% capacity seen unchanged at 89.2%.

    U.S. June Industrial Production rose 0.5% compared to consensus of an increase by 0.2%; U.S. June Capacity Utilization rose 0.3 percent at 79.9% compared to consensus of 79.4%; U.S. May Capacity Use revised to 79.6% from 79.4%; U.S. May Industrial Production unrevised at a drop by 0.2%.

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