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    Daily Market Commentary for August 14, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Financial and energy stocks moved higher during the trading day, with investors beginning to nibble on taking positions on these recently beaten down stocks. (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 82.97 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,615.93
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain of 10.58 points to end the trading session at 8,385.97
    NASDAQ gain of 25.05 points to end the trading session at 2,453.67
    S&P 500 gain of 7.10 points to end the trading session at 1,292.93
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. gain of 0.48 points to end the trading session at 221.23
    FTSE RAFI 1000 gain of 46.60 points to end the trading session at 5,087.38
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain of 10.81 points to end the trading session at 3,054.43
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain of 17.94 points to end the trading session at 4,421.91
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain of 48.8 points to end the trading session at 5,497.40
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) loss of 66.25 points on the day to end the trading session at 12,956.80

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 1,999; declined stock prices 1,157; unchanged stock prices 115; stock prices hitting new highs 24 and stock prices hitting new lows 50.
    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: IntercontinentalExchange Incorporated (NYSE: ICE) stock price gained 4.47 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $88.27, low on the trading session $81.87 for a closing stock price at $87.21; Walter Industries Incorporated (NYSE: WLT) stock price gained 1.19 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $85.39, low on the trading session $80.75 for a closing stock price at $85.33; Nexen Incorporated (NYSE: NXY) stock price shed 1.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $30.32, low on the trading session $28.59 for a closing stock price at $29.12; Flowers Foods Incorporated (NYSE: FLO) stock price shed 4.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $31.97, low on the trading session $25.97 for a closing stock price at $27.96; Shaw Group Incorporated (NYSE: SGR) stock price shed 4.42 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $54.00, low on the trading session $50.45 for a closing stock price at $51.57; Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) stock price shed 2.89 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $117.22, low on the trading session $113.17 for a closing stock price at $114.39; Intrepid Potash Incorporated (NYSE: IPI) stock price shed 3.87 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $46.90, low on the trading session $42.64 for a closing stock price at $42.86; Gannett Company Incorporated (NYSE: GCI) stock price gained 2.05 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $21.40, low on the trading session $18.94 for a closing stock price at $21.31; CVR Energy Incorporated (NYSE: CVI) stock price shed 2.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $18.36, low on the trading session $13.54 for a closing stock price at $14.31; United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) stock price shed 2.96 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $139.40, low on the trading session $131.92 for a closing stock price at $134.96; Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) stock price shed 2.73 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $107.89, low on the trading session $102.25 for a closing stock price at $104.35; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) stock price gained 5.15 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $349.00, low on the trading session $335.51 for a closing stock price at $343.63; Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) stock price shed 1.88 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $52.70, low on the trading session $50.46 for a closing stock price at $50.86; Ultrashort Financial Corporation (NYSE: SKF) stock price shed 5.60 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $129.01, low on the trading session $119.07 for a closing stock price at $120.70; Constellation Energy Group Incorporated (NYSE: CEG) stock price shed 3.07 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $64.69, low on the trading session $61.31 for a closing stock price at $61.68; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) stock price shed 0.30 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $182.28, low on the trading session $173.67 for a closing stock price at $179.18; Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) stock price shed 1.47 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $99.04, low on the trading session $95.00 for a closing stock price at $96.65.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,744; declined stock prices 1,143; unchanged stock prices 133; stock prices hitting new highs 58; stock prices hitting new lows 54.
    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: NetApp Incorporated (NasdaqGS: NTAP) stock price shed 0.99 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $25.23, low on the trading session $24.32 for a closing stock price at $24.69; Ctrip.com International Limited (NasdaqGS: CTRP) stock price gained 10.29 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $53.53, low on the trading session $45.45 for a closing stock price at $53.49; Baidu.com Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) stock price gained 9.11 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $327.43, low on the trading session $311.25 for a closing stock price at $324.68; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price gained 5.72 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $507.61, low on the trading session $496.29 for a closing stock price at $505.75.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 666; declined stock prices 517; unchanged stock prices 92; stock prices hitting new highs 11; stock prices hitting new lows 52.

    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 1,296.75 change 9.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,965.75, change 24.25
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 392.50, change 0.00
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,620, change 98

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6753 to U.S. Dollars 1.4809
    Japanese Yen 109.62 to U.S. Dollars 0.0091
    British Pound 0.5354 to U.S. Dollars 1.8676
    Canadian Dollar 1.0637 to U.S. Dollars 0.9401
    Swiss Franc 1.0944 to U.S. Dollars 0.9137

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.99 on the day for a closing price of $115.01 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.03 on the day for a closing price of $3.10 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.31 on the day for a closing price of $8.24 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) shed $0.02 on the day for a closing price of $2.91 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) shed $17.00 on the day for a closing price of $814.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.62 on the day for a closing price of $14.6 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) shed $27.40 on the day for a closing price of $1,489.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) shed $0.05 on the day for a closing price of $3.31 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.15 on the day for a closing price of 76.08
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 1.03 on the day for a closing price of 102.03
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.45 on the day for a closing price of 107.90
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.58 on the day for a closing price of 115.35

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 18.75 on the day for a closing price of 577.00
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) shed 10.00 on the day for a closing price of 1,274.00

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond had no change for a closing price of 100 11/32 with a Yield of 2.55, Yield Change 0.00
    5 year bond had no change for a closing price of 100 15/32 with a Yield of 3.26, Yield Change 0.00
    10 year bond gained 11/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 27/32 with a Yield of 3.89, Yield Change -0.04
    30 year bond gained 21/32 on the day for a closing price of 99 18/32 with a Yield of 4.52, Yield Change -0.04

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