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Economic Indicators

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    Daily Market Commentary for April 19, 2010

    Economic Indicators

    Economic indicators rose this month, causing stocks to advance early in the session. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    U.S. Conference Board Leading Index (MoM):
    March Lagging Index rose 0.2%; March Leading Index rose 1.4%; March Coincident Index rose 0.1%.

    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 74.14 points, EOD 11,092.80
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 11.94, EOD 7,596.56
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 1.7 points, EOD 2,479.49
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 5.38 points, EOD 1,197.51
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 19.4 points, EOD 2,667.96
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 16.16 points, EOD 3,970.47
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 16.05 points, EOD 5,727.91
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 193.41, EOD 10,908.77

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,338, declined stock prices 1,749, unchanged stock prices 114, stock prices hitting new highs 1 and stock prices hitting new lows n/a. 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: C gain 0.32, HOD 4.93, LOD 4.64, EOD 4.88; GS gain 2.50, HOD 163.73, LOD 155.00, EOD 163.20; FAS gain 2.67, HOD 107.94, LOD 101.01, EOD 107.06; ACI gain 0.05, HOD 26.65, LOD 25.23, EOD 26.05; CME gain 9.09, HOD 323.50, LOD 323.50, EOD 321.28; DAI gain 2.82, HOD 52.87, LOD 48.50, EOD 52.27; IEX shed 0.63, HOD 34.10, LOD 33.25, EOD 33.51; MTB gain 0.26, HOD 85.84, LOD 82.72, EOD 83.99.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,032, declined stock prices 1,686, unchanged stock prices 116, stock prices hitting new highs 2 and stock prices hitting new lows 3. 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: BIDU shed 18.87, HOD 630.74, LOD 602.20, EOD 613.50; ISRG gain 1.59, HOD 369.68, LOD 355.20, EOD 361.98; AMZN gain 0.26, HOD 143.67, LOD 139.13, EOD 142.43; AAPL shed 0.33, HOD 247.89, LOD 241.77, EOD 247.07.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 229, declined stock prices 278, unchanged stock prices 37, stock prices hitting new highs n/a 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) Mar 10: EOD 1193.50; Change 4.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,011.25; Change 1.50
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 11,035; Change 51
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 817.20; Change -2.00
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,945; Change 30

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7416 to U.S. Dollars 1.3500
    Japanese Yen 92.4250 to U.S. Dollars 0.0108
    British Pound 0.6523 to U.S. Dollars 1.5300
    Canadian Dollar 1.0164 to U.S. Dollars 0.9855
    Swiss Franc 1.0633 to U.S. Dollars 0.9404

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 10) shed $1.79, EOD $81.45 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 10) shed $0.06, EOD $2.16 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 10) shed $0.09, EOD $3.94 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 10) shed $0.02, EOD $2.25 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (May 10) shed $1.10, EOD $1,135.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 10) gain $0.05, EOD $17.72 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (May 10) gain $2.00, EOD $1,692.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 10) shed $0.01, EOD $3.49 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (May 10) gain $0.10, EOD $86.52
    Pork Bellies (May 10) gain $1.55, EOD $99.55
    Live Cattle (May 10) gain $0.20, EOD $98.95
    Feeder Cattle (May 10) gain $0.10, EOD $112.05

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 10) shed $16.25, EOD $347.75
    Soybeans (May 10) shed $8.50, EOD $976.75

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