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    Daily Market Commentary for February 4, 2011

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    Stocks were mixed in today's session over the latest news reported. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Nonfarm Payrolls:
    U.S. March 2010 Total Nonfarm Payrolls Benchmark Revised by -378K; U.S. December Payrolls Revised to +121K from +103K; U.S. January Government Payrolls fell 14K; Federal fell 2K; U.S. January Manufacturing Payrolls rose 49K; Service-Producing rose 18K; U.S. January Private Payrolls rose 50K; U.S. January Nonfarm Payrolls rose 36K; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 136K.

    Unemployment Rate:
    U.S. December Unemployment Left Unrevised at 9.4%; U.S. January Unemployment Rate 9.0%; Compared to Consensus 9.5%.

    Average Weekly Hours:
    U.S. January Overall Workweek fell 0.1 Hour to 34.2 Hours.

    Average Hourly Earnings (MoM):
    U.S. January Average Hourly Earnings rose $0.08 to $22.06.

    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) gain 28.53 points, EOD 12,090.79
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 3.52, EOD 8,285.53
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 14.18 points, EOD 2,768.25
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 3.31 points, EOD 1,310.41
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 7.46 points, EOD 2,692.36
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 10.62 points, EOD 4,047.21
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 14.01 points, EOD 5,997.38
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 112.16 points, EOD 10,543.52

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,441, declined stock prices 1,600, unchanged stock prices 109, stock prices hitting new highs 219 and stock prices hitting new lows 15. 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: LVS shed 4.33, HOD 47.74, LOD 49.95, EOD 45.95; CME gain 3.18, HOD 307.83, LOD 300.50, EOD 304.04; BHI shed 0.74, HOD 68.65, LOD 66.82, EOD 67.79; AKS shed 0.50, HOD 16.40, LOD 15.57, EOD 15.84; BKI shed 0.68, HOD 25.71, LOD 24.60, EOD 24.94.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,294, declined stock prices 1,373, unchanged stock prices 123, stock prices hitting new highs 171 and stock prices hitting new lows 28. 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: CSTR shed 5.28, HOD 40.75, LOD 37.80, EOD 38.96; PWER shed 2.49, HOD 9.35, LOD 8.97, EOD 9.26; AAPL gain 3.06, HOD 346.70, LOD 343.51, EOD 346.50; YRCW gain 0.08, HOD 5.28, LOD 4.46, EOD 4.48; FSLR shed 4.23, HOD 160.72, LOD 157.16, EOD 157.94; FFIV gain 5.43, HOD 123.90, LOD 119.50, EOD 123.64; GMCR gain 1.83, HOD 39.67, LOD 37.58, EOD 39.61; BEXP shed 0.63, HOD 30.35, LOD 28.71, EOD 29.29; CLDA shed 1.16, HOD 32.20, LOD 30.26, EOD 30.58; ARAY gain 0.75, HOD 9.35, LOD 8.63, EOD 9.35; COHR shed 0.19, HOD 54.85, LOD 53.95, EOD 54.31.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 220, declined stock prices 253, unchanged stock prices 38, stock prices hitting new highs 9 and stock prices hitting new lows 6.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1307.00; Change 3.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,335.75; Change 14.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,037; Change 28
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,625; Change 130

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7360 to U.S. Dollars 1.36
    Japanese Yen 82.2050 to U.S. Dollars 0.0122
    British Pound 0.6210 to U.S. Dollars 1.6100
    Canadian Dollar 0.9882 to U.S. Dollars 1.01
    Swiss Franc 0.9548 to U.S. Dollars 1.05

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 11) shed $1.51, EOD $89.03 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 11) shed $0.05, EOD $2.72 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (March 11) shed $0.02, EOD $4.31 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 11) shed $0.06, EOD $2.44 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 11) shed $4.00, EOD $1,349.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 11) gain $0.33, EOD $29.06 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 11) gain $1.70, EOD $1,845.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 11) gain $0.03, EOD $4.58 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 11) gain $0.20, EOD $91.75
    Pork Bellies (February 11) gain $1.00, EOD $113.00
    Live Cattle (April 11) unchanged, EOD $113.20
    Feeder Cattle (March 11) shed $0.52, EOD $124.98

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 11) gain $16.00, EOD $678.50
    Soybeans (March 11) shed $2.00, EOD $1,433.50

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