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Economic Update

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    Daily Market Commentary for February 15, 2011

    Economic Update

    Stocks fell in today's session after several reports were released in the latest economic update. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales rose 2.7% on Year and U.S. ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales fell 1.4% in February 12 Week.

    New York Empire State Manufacturing Index:
    New York Fed February Employment 3.61 versus 8.42 in January; New York Fed February Prices Received 16.87 versus 15.79 in January; New York Fed February New Orders 11.80 versus 12.39 in January; New York Fed’s February Manufacturing Index 15.43 versus 11.92 in January.

    Retail Sales (MoM):
    December Retail & Food Sales Revised To +0.5% from +0.6%; U.S. January Retail & Food Sales Excluding-Autos rose 0.3%; U.S. January Retail & Food Sales rose 0.3%; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 0.6%.

    Import Price Index (MoM):
    U.S. January Petroleum Import Prices rose 3.4%; U.S. January Non-Petroleum Import Prices rose 1.1%; U.S. January Import Prices rose 1.5%; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 0.8%.

    Business Inventories (MoM):
    U.S. December Business Inventories rose 0.8%; was Expected to rise 0.7%.

    NAHB Housing Market Index:
    U.S. NAHB February Housing Index 16 versus 16 in January.

    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 43.78 points, EOD 12,224.41
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 23.28, EOD 8,381.87
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 14.46 points, EOD 2,802.72
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 5.86 points, EOD 1,326.46
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 5.27 points, EOD 2,730.78
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 13.72 points, EOD 4,110.34
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 23.01 points, EOD 6,037.08
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 21.13 points, EOD 10,746.67

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,165, declined stock prices 1,880, unchanged stock prices 116, stock prices hitting new highs 3 and stock prices hitting new lows 2. 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: WLT shed 2.04, HOD 129.79, LOD 123.03, EOD 125.05; CMG shed 8.20, HOD 273.27, LOD 264.40, EOD 264.75; CME shed 11.40, HOD 303.92, LOD 291.00, EOD 291.17; POT shed 6.37, HOD 190.11, LOD 181.89, EOD 183.57; MOS shed 4.03, HOD 88.68, LOD 84.86, EOD 85.03.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,032, declined stock prices 1,645, unchanged stock prices 129, stock prices hitting new highs 3 and stock prices hitting new lows 1. 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: NFLX shed 7.06, HOD 244.65, LOD 238.01, EOD 240.49; GMCR shed 3.02, HOD 46.83, LOD 43.07, EOD 43.33; LLNW gain 1.73, HOD 8.58, LOD 8.01, EOD 8.19; FOSL shed 4.81, HOD 80.98, LOD 75.49, EOD 78.70.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 242, declined stock prices 254, unchanged stock prices 22, stock prices hitting new highs 2 and stock prices hitting new lows 2.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1325.00; Change -2.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,378.75; Change -3.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,190; Change -34
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,750; Change 15

    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 1.35
    Japanese Yen 83.8450 to U.S. Dollars 0.0119
    British Pound 0.6201 to U.S. Dollars 1.6100
    Canadian Dollar 0.9896 to U.S. Dollars 1.01
    Swiss Franc 0.9672 to U.S. Dollars 1.03

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 11) shed $0.49, EOD $84.32 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 11) shed $0.02, EOD $2.73 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (March 11) gain $0.05, EOD $3.98 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 11) shed $0.02, EOD $2.49 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 11) gain $9.00, EOD $1,374.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 11) gain $0.16, EOD $30.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 11) gain $4.00, EOD $1,831.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 11) shed $0.09, EOD $4.54 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 11) gain $0.15, EOD $92.60
    Pork Bellies (February 11) unchanged, EOD $119.00
    Live Cattle (April 11) shed $0.10, EOD $113.78
    Feeder Cattle (March 11) gain $0.15, EOD $128.52

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 11) shed $5.50, EOD $701.00
    Soybeans (March 11) shed $34.75, EOD $1,381.25

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