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    Daily Market Commentary for August 25, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Existing Home Sales were down 13.2% compared to a year ago per the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Supply of homes for sale including condominiums, continues to skyrocket due to high foreclosure rate… (read more)

    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 session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) triple digit loss of 241.81 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,386.25
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit loss of 144.52 points to end the trading session at 8,229.03
    NASDAQ loss of 49.12 points to end the trading session at 2,365.59
    S&P 500 loss of 25.35 points to end the trading session at 1,266.85
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. loss of 2.19 points to end the trading session at 217.3
    FTSE RAFI 1000 loss of 99.12 points to end the trading session at 4,960.64
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 24.3 points to end the trading session at 3,003.93
    CAC 40 (CAC40) loss of 44.58 points to end the trading session at 4,355.87
    FTSE100 (UKX100) unchanged at 5,505.60
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain of 212.62 points on the day to end the trading session at 12,878.66

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 701; declined stock prices 2,472; unchanged stock prices 91; stock prices hitting new highs 12 and stock prices hitting new lows 72.
    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: American International Group Incorporated (NYSE: AIG) stock price shed 1.09 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $19.26, low on the trading session $18.64 with a closing stock price at $18.78; Ryder System Incorporated (NYSE: R) stock price shed 4.22 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $68.75, low on the trading session $63.80 with a closing stock price at $64.90; SunTrust Banks Incorporated (NYSE: STI) stock price shed 2.56 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $42.05, low on the trading session $40.03 with a closing stock price at $40.15; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) stock price shed 2.74 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $184.00, low on the trading session $176.02 with a closing stock price at $177.54; LDK Solar Company Limited (NYSE: LDK) stock price gained 4.24 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $50.95, low on the trading session $48.10 with a closing stock price at $50.06; Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) stock price shed 3.21 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $79.55, low on the trading session $74.92 with a closing stock price at $75.59; Ultrashort Financial Corporation (NYSE: SKF) stock price gained 6.49 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $132.00, low on the trading session $127.01 with a closing stock price at $131.40; CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE: CF) stock price gained 2.38 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $150.50, low on the trading session $143.65 with a closing stock price at $146.85; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) stock price shed 16.55 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $353.97, low on the trading session $339.28 with a closing stock price at $340.63; United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) stock price shed 5.62 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $133.88, low on the trading session $126.86 with a closing stock price at $128.14.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 617; declined stock prices 2,248; unchanged stock prices 127; stock prices hitting new highs 19; stock prices hitting new lows 86. 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: Quest Resource Corporation (NasdaqGS: QRCP) stock price shed 2.05 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $6.74, low on the trading session $4.71 with a closing stock price at $4.88; Baidu.com Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) stock price shed 2.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $330.24, low on the trading session $319.00 with a closing stock price at $322.00; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price shed 8.31 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $497.00, low on the trading session $481.50 with a closing stock price at $482.28; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price shed 10.26 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $277.00, low on the trading session $268.38 with a closing stock price at $272.55.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 380; declined stock prices 761; unchanged stock prices 94; stock prices hitting new highs 6; stock prices hitting new lows 28.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, at time of this posting for September 2008 Contracts:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1,266.75 change -25.50
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,895.75, change -33.75
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 379.90, change -7.30
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,385, change -232

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6779 to U.S. Dollars 1.4752
    Japanese Yen 109.32 to U.S. Dollars 0.0091
    British Pound 0.5401 to U.S. Dollars 1.8516
    Canadian Dollar 1.0507 to U.S. Dollars 0.9517
    Swiss Franc 1.0960 to U.S. Dollars 0.9124

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.34 on the day for a closing price of $115.11 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.02 on the day for a closing price of $3.18 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.02 on the day for a closing price of $7.94 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.18 on the day for a closing price of $2.88 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) shed $7.70 on the day for a closing price of $825.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.19 on the day for a closing price of $13.48 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) shed $17.60 on the day for a closing price of $1,435.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) no change at $3.46 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.25 on the day for a closing price of 74.00
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.18 on the day for a closing price of 97.05
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.03 on the day for a closing price of 105.80
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.05 on the day for a closing price of 112.55

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 6.00 on the day for a closing price of 600.00
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 20.50 on the day for a closing price of 1,347.00

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond gained 5/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 25/32 with a Yield of 2.32, Yield Change -0.08
    5 year bond gained 15/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 17/32 with a Yield of 3.03, Yield Change -0.10
    10 year bond gained 23/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 24/32 with a Yield of 3.78, Yield Change -0.09
    30 year bond gained 1 4/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 21/32 with a Yield of 4.39, Yield Change -0.07

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