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    Daily Market Commentary for November 18, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

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    Economic data released today:

    Producer Price Index (PPI):
    U.S. October Producer Prices fell 2.8 percent compared to consensus of a drop by 1.8 percent; U.S. October PPI Excluding-Food & Energy rose by 0.4 percent compared to consensus of an increase by 0.1 percent; U.S. October PPI Intermediate Goods fell 3.9 percent; U.S. October PPI Intermediate Goods Core fell 1.7 percent; U.S. October PPI Crude Goods fell 18.6 percent; U.S. October PPI Crude Goods Core fell 17.0 percent; U.S. October PPI Energy Prices fell 12.8 percent; U.S. October Passenger Car Prices fell 1.7 percent; U.S. September PPI Unrevised at a drop by 0.4 percent.

    Treasury International Capital (TIC):
    Net Foreign LT Securities Purchases $52.7B in September; Net LT Securities Purchases $66.2B in September; Net Foreign Capital Inflow $143.4B in September; Foreigners Net Buyers $20.7B U.S. Treasury Notes, Bonds in September; Foreigners Net Buyers $6.2B of U.S. Agency Debt in September; Foreigners Net Sellers $7.6B of U.S. Corporate Bonds in September; Foreigners Net Buyers $11.5B of U.S. Equities in September.

    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) triple digit gain of 151.09 points to end the trading session at 8,424.67
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain of 42.30 points to end the trading session at 5,365.66
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain of 1.22 points to end the trading session at 1,483.27
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain of 8.37 points to end the trading session at 859.12
    FTSE All-World Index data excluding U.S. (AW01UK) gain of 3.95 points to end the trading session at 138.67
    FTSE RAFI 1000 gain of 19.28 points to end the trading session at 3,269.53
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 3.32 points to end the trading session at 2,030.96
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain of 35.37 points to end the trading session at 3,217.40
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain of 76.39 points to end the trading session at 4,208.55
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) - Market closed Nov 17, 2008 - gain of 60.19 points to end the trading session at 8,522.58

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,173, declined stock prices 1,972; unchanged stock prices 111; stock prices hitting new highs 4 and stock prices hitting new lows 555. 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: Rio Tinto (NYSE: RTP) stock price shed 1.16 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $150.00, low on the trading session $140.82 with a closing stock price at $145.59; Electronic Materials Incorporated (NYSE: WFR) stock price gained 0.29 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $13.94, low on the trading session $13.18 with a closing stock price at $13.68; Cliff's Natural Resources Incorporated (NYSE: CLF) stock price shed 1.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $21.34, low on the trading session $18.00 with a closing stock price at $18.63; Medtronic Incorporated (NYSE: MDT) stock price shed 4.82 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $35.48, low on the trading session $30.85 with a closing stock price at $31.60; Varian Medical Systems Incorporated (NYSE: VAR) stock price gained 0.04 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $40.75, low on the trading session $38.70 with a closing stock price at $39.57.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,170; declined stock prices 1,739; unchanged stock prices 121; stock prices hitting new highs 7; stock prices hitting new lows 593. 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: Stericycle Incorporated (NasdaqGS: SRCL) stock price gained 2.40 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $61.87, low on the trading session $60.36 with a closing stock price at $61.27; Baidu.com Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) stock price shed 5.09 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $140.59, low on the trading session $121.50 with a closing stock price at $134.09; Intuitive Surgical Incorporated (NasdaqGS: ISRG) stock price gained 0.17 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $129.94; low on the trading session $118.62 with a closing stock price at $123.51.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 277; declined stock prices 568; unchanged stock prices 64; stock prices hitting new highs 1 and stock prices hitting new lows 86.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, at time of this posting for December 2008 Contracts:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of trading session price 865.25, change 15.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of trading session price 1,170.00, change 15.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) end of trading session price 8,440, change 238
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 end of trading session price 497.50, change 8.50
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of trading session price 243.50, change -0.30

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7920 to U.S. Dollars 1.2626
    Japanese Yen 97.140 to U.S. Dollars 0.0103
    British Pound 0.6679 to U.S. Dollars 1.4973
    Canadian Dollar 1.2297 to U.S. Dollars 0.8131
    Swiss Franc 1.2023 to U.S. Dollars 0.8317

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.56 on the trading session for a closing price of $54.39 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.03 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.77 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.04 on the trading session for a closing price of $6.60 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.04 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.14 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) shed $9.30 on the trading session for a closing price of $732.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.22 on the trading session for a closing price of $9.55 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) gained $16.40 on the trading session for a closing price of $837.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) no change on the trading session for a closing price of $1.67 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.15 on the trading session for a closing price of 62.20
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.20 on the trading session for a closing price of 84.50
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 1.43 on the trading session for a closing price of 87.60
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 2.65 on the trading session for a closing price of 91.25

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 6.50 on the trading session for a closing price of 396.50
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 4.50 on the trading session for a closing price of 902.00

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond gained 3/32 on the trading session for a closing price of 100 21/32 with a Yield of 1.14, Yield Change -0.05
    5 year bond gained 10/32 on the trading session for a closing price of 102 17/32 with a Yield of 2.20, Yield Change -0.07
    10 year bond gained 1 on the trading session for a closing price of 101 24/32 with a Yield of 3.53, Yield Change -0.12
    30 year bond gained 1 on the trading session for a closing price of 106 8/32 with a Yield of 4.13, Yield Change -0.05

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