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    Daily Market Commentary for August 26, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Gustav, a Category 1 Hurricane is headed toward the Gulf of Mexico and chances are it may gain strength to form as a major Hurricane; possibly as strong as a Category 5.… (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) gain of 26.62 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,412.87
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain of 34.69 points to end the trading session at 8,263.72
    NASDAQ loss of 3.62 points to end the trading session at 2,361.97
    S&P 500 gain of 4.67 points to end the trading session at 1,271.51
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. loss of 0.44 points to end the trading session at 216.71
    FTSE RAFI 1000 gain of 15.93 points to end the trading session at 4,972.04
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain of 21.21 points to end the trading session at 3,025.14
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain of 12.68 points to end the trading session at 4,368.55
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 34.9 points to end the trading session at 5,470.70
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) loss of 99.95 points on the day to end the trading session at 12,778.71

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 1,980; declined stock prices 1,176; unchanged stock prices 86; stock prices hitting new highs 13 and stock prices hitting new lows 83.
    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 plc (NYSE: RTP) stock price gained 2.50 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $383.19, low on the trading session $373.90 with a closing stock price at $382.15; Coach Incorporated (NYSE: COH) stock price gained 1.78 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $28.46, low on the trading session $26.53 with a closing stock price at $28.18; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) stock price gained 3.70 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $62.19, low on the trading session $60.00 with a closing stock price at $61.54; Aetna Incorporated (NYSE: AET) stock price gained 0.74 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $42.70, low on the trading session $41.13 with a closing stock price at $42.37; Darden Restaurants Incorporated (NYSE: DRI) stock price shed 4.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $28.82, low on the trading session $27.26 with a closing stock price at $28.25; ; Suntech Power Holdings Corporation Limited (NYSE: STP) stock price shed 2.84 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $45.32, low on the trading session $42.25 with a closing stock price at $43.13; Pilgrims Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) stock price shed 2.67 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $17.49, low on the trading session $14.51 with a closing stock price at $14.70; Consol Energy Incorporated (NYSE: CNX) stock price gained 0.22 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $69.21, low on the trading session $65.10 with a closing stock price at $67.59; Ultrashort Financial Corporation (NYSE: SKF) stock price shed 1.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $134.50, low on the trading session $128.35 with a closing stock price at $130.46; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) stock price shed 18.19 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $340.00, low on the trading session $319.73 with a closing stock price at $322.44; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) stock price gained 1.41 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $181.18, low on the trading session $177.81 with a closing stock price at $178.95.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,532; declined stock prices 1,322; unchanged stock prices 156; stock prices hitting new highs 17; stock prices hitting new lows 79.
    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: Winn-Dixie Stores Incorporated (NasdaqGS: WINN) stock price shed 0.34 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $14.33, low on the trading session $13.77 with a closing stock price at $13.95; Sanderson Farms Incorporated (NasdaqGS: SAFM) stock price shed 4.28 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $39.49, low on the trading session $34.80 with a closing stock price at $35.21; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price shed 8.85 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $483.46, low on the trading session $470.59 with a closing stock price at $474.16; Baidu.com Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) stock price shed 12.66 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $321.66, low on the trading session $307.65 with a closing stock price at $309.76.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 606; declined stock prices 545; unchanged stock prices 107; stock prices hitting new highs 13; stock prices hitting new lows 35.

    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 1,271.50 change -0.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,891.00, change -0.50
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 380.80, change 0.00
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,417, change 5

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6825 to U.S. Dollars 1.4651
    Japanese Yen 109.58 to U.S. Dollars 0.0091
    British Pound 0.5437 to U.S. Dollars 1.8393
    Canadian Dollar 1.0480 to U.S. Dollars 0.9542
    Swiss Franc 1.0995 to U.S. Dollars 0.9095

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) gained $1.16 on the day for a closing price of $116.27 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.06 on the day for a closing price of $3.22 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.45 on the day for a closing price of $8.28 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.09 on the day for a closing price of $2.97 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) gained $2.40 on the day for a closing price of $828.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.20 on the day for a closing price of $13.68 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) shed $13.90 on the day for a closing price of $1,421.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.05 on the day for a closing price of $3.42 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.50 on the day for a closing price of 73.50
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 3.00 on the day for a closing price of 94.05
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.05 on the day for a closing price of 105.75
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.95 on the day for a closing price of 111.60

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 6.00 on the day for a closing price of 594.00
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 2.50 on the day for a closing price of 1,344.50

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond had no change on the day for a closing price of 100 25/32 with a Yield of 2.33, Yield Change +0.01
    5 year bond gained 1/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 17/32 with a Yield of 3.03, Yield Change -0.01
    10 year bond gained 3/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 27/32 with a Yield of 3.77, Yield Change -0.01
    30 year bond gained 3/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 26/32 with a Yield of 4.39, Yield Change 0.00

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