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Home Sales Rise

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    Daily Market Commentary for July 23, 2009

    Home Sales Rise

    Home Sales Rose for the third month straight by 3.6% in June, to it's highest level since October, released this morning by the National Association of Realtors. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Jobless Claims rose 30K to 554 for week in July 18 compared to survey of an increase by 43K; U.S. Continuing Claims for week of July 11 fell 88K to 6,225,000; U.S. Jobless Claims Revised for week of July 11 to 524K From 522K.

    Existing Home Sales:
    U.S. June Existing Home Sales rose 3.6% to 4.89M rate; U.S. June Existing Home Sales Consensus came in at 4.85M rate; U.S. Inventory Of Unsold U.S. Homes at 9.4 Months Supply; U.S. June Median Existing Home Price fell 15.4% on the year to $181,800.

    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 188.03 points, EOD 9,069.29
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain 151.12, EOD 6,302.52
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 47.22 points, EOD 1,973.60
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 22.22 points, EOD 976.29
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 15.19 points, EOD 2,140.85
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 68.65 points, EOD 3,373.17
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 66.07 points, EOD 4,559.80
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 69.78 points, EOD 9,792.94

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,597, declined stock prices 516, unchanged stock prices 68, stock prices hitting new highs 108 and stock prices hitting new lows 8. 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: VMW gain 1.52, HOD 32.20, LOD 32.69, EOD 32.77; RTP gain 5.73, HOD 160.73, LOD 156.34, EOD 159.36; CME gain 3.30, HOD 279.97, LOD 263.03, EOD 276.00; MOS gain 3.03, HOD 52.49, LOD 47.76, EOD 51.45; ESI shed 4.32, HOD 107.67, LOD 98.85, EOD 102.00; CMG gain 2.93, HOD 93.35, LOD 83.64, EOD 91.71; POT gain 6.85, HOD 97.60, LOD 86.75, EOD 95.78; WHR gain 3.87, HOD 54.78, LOD 50.08, EOD 54.62; MON gain 4.50, HOD 84.70, LOD 78.84, EOD 84.04; BLK gain 12.39, HOD 199.63, LOD 185.68, EOD 197.90.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,091, declined stock prices 643, unchanged stock prices 112, stock prices hitting new highs 135 and stock prices hitting new lows 9. 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: ISRG gain 45.58, HOD 215.95, LOD 197.25, EOD 215.37; EQIX gain 1.70, HOD 80.46, LOD 79.01, EOD 79.29; WIRE shed 0.89, HOD 21.70, LOD 19.77, EOD 21.18; ISIL shed 0.54, HOD 13.98, LOD 13.18, EOD 13.74; FSLR gain 6.42, HOD 159.90, LOD 152.73, EOD 157.78; CELG gain 8.79, HOD 56.11, LOD 53.50, EOD 55.97; MICC gain 5.78, HOD 76.89, LOD 70.09, EOD 75.84; BIDU gain 8.08, HOD 335.60, LOD 325.72, EOD 332.64; NFLX gain 1.18, HOD 47.69, LOD 45.55, EOD 46.46.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 341, declined stock prices 178, unchanged stock prices 72, stock prices hitting new highs 10 and stock prices hitting new lows 1.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 969.50; Change 19.50
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,584.00; Change 27.50
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 8,993; Change 160
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 613.20; Change 16.30
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 9,955; Change 200

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7074 to U.S. Dollars 1.4137
    Japanese Yen 95.0700 to U.S. Dollars 0.0105
    British Pound 0.6070 to U.S. Dollars 1.6475
    Canadian Dollar 1.0882 to U.S. Dollars 0.9189
    Swiss Franc 1.0761 to U.S. Dollars 0.9293

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (September 09) gain $1.76, EOD $67.16 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 09) gain $0.01, EOD $1.74 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 09) shed $0.23, EOD $3.71 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (August 09) gain $0.07, EOD $1.91 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (August 09) gain $1.50, EOD $954.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (September 09) gain $0.07, EOD $13.77 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (October 09) gain $12.30, EOD $1,188.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (September 09) no change $0.00, EOD $2.53 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 09) shed $0.93, EOD $56.40
    Pork Bellies (August 09) shed $1.25, EOD $63.30
    Live Cattle (October 09) gain $0.30, EOD $90.10
    Feeder Cattle (August 09) shed $0.75, EOD $102.38

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (December 09) gain $19.50, EOD $338.75
    Soybeans (November 09) gain $24.00, EOD $932.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 100 5/32, change -6/32, Yield 1.03, Yield change 0.09
    5 year EOD 100 10/32, change -23/32, Yield 2.55, Yield change 0.16
    10 year EOD 95 17/32, change -31/32, Yield 3.67, Yield change 0.13
    30 year EOD 95, change -1 25/32, Yield 4.55, change 0.11

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