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Economic Outlook

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    Daily Market Commentary for August 20, 2010

    Economic Outlook

    Investors remained cautious today, believing the current economic outlook isn't very positive. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today: N/A

    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) shed 59.18 points, EOD 10,212.03
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 33.66, EOD 6,816.79
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 2.22 points, EOD 2,181.17
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 3.19 points, EOD 1,072.44
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 21.76 points, EOD 2,452.32
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 46.28 points, EOD 3,526.12
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 16.01 points, EOD 5,195.28
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 183.3 points, EOD 9,179.38

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,299, declined stock prices 1,740, unchanged stock prices 116, stock prices hitting new highs 83 and stock prices hitting new lows 99. 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: CRM gain 16.48, HOD 112.97, LOD 104.14, EOD 112.89; CME shed 2.72, HOD 240.98, LOD 236.58, EOD 238.04; SJM gain 1.59, HOD 59.82, LOD 58.17, EOD 59.62; ANN gain 0.38, HOD 16.57, LOD 15.26, EOD 15.85.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,297, declined stock prices 1,328, unchanged stock prices 155, stock prices hitting new highs 24 and stock prices hitting new lows 143. 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: INTU gain 5.92, HOD 44.85, LOD 41.35, EOD 44.69; PCLN gain 2.81, HOD 303.21, LOD 296.45, EOD 302.28; COCO shed 0.91, HOD 5.26, LOD 4.42, EOD 4.49; MRVL gain 1.25, HOD 16.73, LOD 16.07, EOD 16.16; AAPL shed 0.24, HOD 253.92, LOD 249.00, EOD 249.64; STRA shed 1.28, HOD 166.14, LOD 159.50, EOD 163.25; BCSI shed 1.45, HOD 18.09, LOD 17.21, EOD 17.50.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 220, declined stock prices 254, unchanged stock prices 37, stock prices hitting new highs 11 and stock prices hitting new lows 15.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1070.00; Change -1.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,826.25; Change 6.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,165; Change -38
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9,165; Change -50

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7868 to U.S. Dollars 1.2700
    Japanese Yen 85.6950 to U.S. Dollars 0.0116
    British Pound 0.6436 to U.S. Dollars 1.5500
    Canadian Dollar 1.0486 to U.S. Dollars 0.9531
    Swiss Franc 1.0353 to U.S. Dollars 0.9657

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (September 10) shed $0.97, EOD $73.46 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 10) shed $0.02, EOD $1.97 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 10) shed $0.05, EOD $4.12 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 10) shed $0.00 EOD $1.93 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (August 10) shed $6.60, EOD $1,227.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (August 10) shed $0.33, EOD $17.98 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (August 10) shed $13.60, EOD $1,513.90 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (August 10) shed $0.02, EOD $3.29 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 10) shed $0.550, EOD $77.35
    Pork Bellies (August 10) gain $3.00, EOD $142.50
    Live Cattle (August 10) gain $0.42, EOD $99.60
    Feeder Cattle (August 10) gain $0.55, EOD $114.60

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (September 10) gain $7.00, EOD $421.25
    Soybeans (September 10) shed $7.50, EOD $1,009.25

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