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    Daily Market Commentary for January 27, 2010

    Federal Reserve Board

    Federal Reserve Board announced today after their two-day meeting, they will keep interest rates at record lows of between 0% and 0.25%. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    MBA Mortgage Applications:
    U.S. MBA Market Index fell 10.9% at 513; Last Week 575.9; U.S. MBA Purchase Index fell 3.3% at 215.6; Last Week 223; U.S. MBA Refinance Index fell 15.1% at 2.260.4; Last Week 2,663.8.

    New Home Sales:
    U.S. December New Home Sales fell 7.6% to 342K; compared to consensus of 365K; U.S. November New Home Sales Revised to 370K from 355K.

    Crude Oil Inventories as reported by Department of Energy [DOE]:
    U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles fell 3.9 Million Barrels at 326.7 Million Barrels; U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles -3.9 Million Barrels in week; was seen increasing by 0.9 Million Barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles rose 2.0 Million Barrels at 229.4 Million Barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles rose 2.0 Million Barrels in week; was seen increasing by 0.6 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles rose 0.4 Million Barrels at 157.5 Million Barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles +0.4 Million Barrels In Wk; Seen -1.6 Million Barrels; U.S. Refineries Ran at 78.5% capacity versus 78.4% week ago; U.S. Refineries Ran at 78.5% capacity; was seen 78.40%.

    FOMC Interest Rate Decision:
    Fed leaves discount rate unchanged at 0.50%; Fed keeps Fed funds range unchanged at 0.0% to 0.25%; voted 9-1 for Fed funds rate action, hoenig dissents; tad more upbeat on U.S. economy, leaves rates near zero; Fed funds to stay exceptionally low for extended period; economic activity has continued to strengthen; economic activity likely to be moderate for a time; deterioration in labor market is abating; inflation expected to remain subdued for some time; resource slack seen keeping cost pressures down; longer-term inflation expectations stable; financial market conditions supportive of growth; bank lending continues to contract; household spending remains constrained; businesses spending picking up, firms reluctant to hire; repeats plan to end agency securities purchases in 1Q; still buying $1.25T in agency MBS, $175B in agency debt; most special liquidity facilities to expire in February; close swap deals with foreign central banks by Feb 1; continue scaling back term auction offerings.

    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 47.09 points, EOD 10,241.38
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 7.26, EOD 7,035.58
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 18.14 points, EOD 2,221.87
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 5.16 points, EOD 1,097.33
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 2.78 points, EOD 2,493.67
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 47.24 points, EOD 3,759.80
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 59.38 points, EOD 5,217.47
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 107.21 points, EOD 10,253.08

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,503 declined stock prices 1,595, unchanged stock prices 87, stock prices hitting new highs 49 and stock prices hitting new lows 15. 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: DV gain 7.15, HOD 63.67, LOD 58.21, EOD 63.32; PLT gain 2.18, HOD 27.79, LOD 26.77, EOD 27.36; USG shed 1.03, HOD 13.59, LOD 12.71, EOD 12.98; RTP gain 0.71, HOD 206.37, LOD 200.00, EOD 203.78; AIG gain 0.51, HOD 25.19, LOD 23.04, EOD 24.91; GS gain 0.65, HOD 152.93, LOD 148.27, EOD 151.60; FAS gain 4.25, HOD 72.69, LOD 67.47, EOD 72.16; CME gain 8.13, HOD 295.50, LOD 283.61, EOD 294.33; ROK gain 4.68, HOD 51.86, LOD 49.03, EOD 50.84; BLK gain 2.06, HOD 231.13, LOD 218.55, EOD 226.77; MA gain 7.72, HOD 256.43, LOD 248.37, EOD 256.33.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,606, declined stock prices 1,083, unchanged stock prices 122, stock prices hitting new highs 37 and stock prices hitting new lows 23. 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: SANM gain 1.85, HOD 14.55, LOD 13.65, EOD 14.15; ALTR gain 1.23, HOD 22.73, LOD 22.11, EOD 22.42; PLCM shed 1.48, HOD 23.17, LOD 22.15, EOD 22.69; AAPL gain 1.94, HOD 210.58, LOD 199.53, EOD 207.88; BIDU gain 4.98, HOD 425.69, LOD 417.00, EOD 424.36; AMZN gain 3.27, HOD 123.33, LOD 118.80, EOD 122.75; APOL gain 2.27, HOD 64.60, LOD 61.87, EOD 64.15; FSLR shed 0.99, HOD 115.98, LOD 111.02, EOD 114.14; GOOG shed 0.32, HOD 547.65, LOD 536.01, EOD 542.10.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 215, declined stock prices 298, unchanged stock prices 42, stock prices hitting new highs 8 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) Mar 10: EOD 1093.00; Change 5.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,816.50; Change 20.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,180; Change 42
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 719.90; Change 1.20
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,305; Change -25

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7132 U.S. Dollars 1.4022
    Japanese Yen 90.0200 to U.S. Dollars 0.0111
    British Pound 0.6187 to U.S. Dollars 1.6163
    Canadian Dollar 1.0645 to U.S. Dollars 0.9394
    Swiss Franc 1.0499 to U.S. Dollars 0.9525

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 10) shed $1.06, EOD $73.65 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 10) shed $0.03, EOD $1.93 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (March 10) shed $0.19, EOD $5.24 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (February 10) shed $0.03 EOD $1.94 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (February 10) shed $13.00, EOD $1,086.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 10) shed $0.44, EOD $16.43 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 10) shed $30.50, EOD $1,500.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 10) shed $0.11, EOD $3.23 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 10) gain $0.28, EOD $68.95
    Pork Bellies (February 10) gain $0.30, EOD $81.70
    Live Cattle (April 10) shed $0.35, EOD $88.98
    Feeder Cattle (March 10) shed $0.45, EOD $98.53

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 10) shed $3.25, EOD $358.25
    Soybeans (March 10) shed $16.00, EOD $929.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 30/32, change -13/32, Yield 0.90, Yield change 0.09
    5 year EOD 101 4/32, change -5/32, Yield 2.37 Yield change 0.03
    10 year EOD 97 25/32, change -6/32, Yield 3.64 Yield change 0.02
    30 year EOD 97 4/32, change 3/32, Yield 4.55, change 0.00

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