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    Daily Market Commentary for February 25, 2010

    Greece Debt

    With the recent Greece debt problems and todays worse than expected report on jobs, stocks tumbled. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Durable Goods Orders:
    U.S. January CPI Energy Prices rose 2.8%; U.S. January CPI Food Prices rose 0.2%; U.S. January CPI Unrounded rose 0.167%; U.S. January CPI Unrounded Core fell 0.136%; Drop in Core Inflation Rate is First Since 1982; U.S. January CPI Excluding-Food & Energy fell 0.1%; compared to consensus of an increase by 0.1%; U.S. January Consumer Prices rose 0.2%; compared to consensus of an increase by 0.3%.

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. February 13 Week Jobless Claims Revised to 474K from 473K; U.S. February 13 Week Continuing Claims rose 6K to 4,617,000; U.S. Jobless Claims rose 22K to 496K in week of February 20; compared to survey of a decrease by 13K; U.S. Real Average Weekly Earnings rose 0.2% in January; U.S. February 6 Week Jobless Claims Revised to 442K from 440K; U.S. February 6 Week Continuing Claims Unchanged at 4,563,000; U.S. Jobless Claims rose 31K to 473K in week of February 13; compared to survey of an increase by 5K.

    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 57.13 points, EOD 10,317.03
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 17.22, EOD 7,013.45
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 1.82 points, EOD 2,234.08
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 2.06 points, EOD 1,103.18
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 17.55 points, EOD 2,480.65
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 58.1 points, EOD 3,640.77
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 64.7 points, EOD 5,278.22
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 96.87 points, EOD 10,101.96

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,524 declined stock prices 1,539 unchanged stock prices 118, stock prices hitting new highs 112 and stock prices hitting new lows 9. 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: RTP shed 1.30, HOD 204.55, LOD 196.87, EOD 204.55; CME gain 4.87, HOD 295.70, LOD 286.82, EOD 295.44; FAS shed 0.53, HOD 74.12, LOD 70.60, EOD 74.03; MA shed 0.26, HOD 223.15, LOD 216.43, EOD 221.49; POT shed 2.88, HOD 111.44, LOD 105.60, EOD 111.40; LTD gain 0.61, HOD 22.53, LOD 21.90, EOD 22.15; DGI gain 1.90, HOD 23.59, LOD 20.30, EOD 23.59; TSL gain 0.86, HOD 22.61, LOD 19.53, EOD 22.30; CF gain 4.60, HOD 106.40, LOD 99.00, EOD 105.39.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,149, declined stock prices 1,519, unchanged stock prices 148, stock prices hitting new highs 81 and stock prices hitting new lows 16. 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: AAPL gain 1.34, HOD 202.86, LOD 196.89, EOD 202.00; FSLR shed 2.16, HOD 103.46, LOD 98.72, EOD 102.97; PALM shed 1.56, HOD 7.21, LOD 6.30, EOD 6.53; BIDU gain 3.22, HOD 508.87, LOD 495.35, EOD 508.69; TRLG gain 3.82, HOD 24.80, LOD 21.91, EOD 24.60; ESRX gain 7.48, HOD 96.66, LOD 93.65, EOD 95.23; XNPT gain 0.19, HOD 8.73, LOD 7.76, EOD 8.21.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 244, declined stock prices 239, unchanged stock prices 41, stock prices hitting new highs 15 and stock prices hitting new lows 9.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1102.25; Change -1.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,813.50; Change -0.50
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,311; Change -44
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 737.30; Change 2.10
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,070; Change -160

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7377 U.S. Dollars 1.3556
    Japanese Yen 89.0900 to U.S. Dollars 0.0112
    British Pound 0.6549 to U.S. Dollars 1.5296
    Canadian Dollar 1.0591 to U.S. Dollars 0.9442
    Swiss Franc 1.07920 to U.S. Dollars 0.9266

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 10) shed $1.74, EOD $78.26 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (April 10) shed $0.06, EOD $2.00 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (April 10) shed $0.08, EOD $4.78 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 10) shed $0.05, EOD $2.04 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 10) gain $11.20, EOD $1,105.40 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 10) shed $0.02, EOD $15.94 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 10) gain $23.70, EOD $1,531.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 10) shed $0.04, EOD $3.21 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 10) gain $1.78, EOD $72.13
    Pork Bellies (May 10) gain $1.40, EOD $88.30
    Live Cattle (April 10) shed $0.18, EOD $91.75
    Feeder Cattle (March 10) shed $0.23, EOD $102.25

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 10) shed $3.75, EOD $383.25
    Soybeans (May 10) shed $16.50, EOD $946.50

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 100 3/32, change 3/32, Yield 0.82, Yield change -0.04
    5 year EOD 100 6/32, change 22/32, Yield 2.33 Yield change -0.02
    10 year EOD 99 28/32, 14/32, Yield 3.63 Yield change -0.06
    30 year EOD 100 22/32, change 28/32, Yield 4.58, change -0.05

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