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    Daily Market Commentary for February 22, 2011

    Libya

    Stocks were falling triple digits in today's session over rising concerns about Libya protests and U.S. economic data. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    S&P/CS Home Price Indices Composite - 20 (YoY):
    S&P Case-Shiller 4Q U.S. National Home Price Index fell 3.9% QoQ; S&P Case-Shiller 4Q U.S. National Home Price Index fell 4.1% YoY; S&P Case-Shiller December 20-City Home Price Index fell 1.0% MoM; S&P Case-Shiller December 10-City Home Price Index fell 0.9% MoM; S&P Case-Shiller December 20-City Home Price Index fell 2.4% YoY; S&P Case-Shiller December 10-City Home Price Index fell 1.2% YoY.

    CB Consumer Confidence:
    U.S. Conference Board February Consumer Confidence 70.4 versus January 64.8; Conference Board February Present Situation Index 33.4 versus January 31.1; Conference Board February Expectations Index 95.1 versus January 87.3.

    Richmond Manufacturing Index:
    Richmond Fed: February Services Revenues Index 11 versus January 12; Richmond Fed: February Retail Revenues Index fell 12 versus January 33; Richmond Fed: February Manufacturing Index 25 versus January 18; Richmond Fed: February Manufacturing Shipments Index 29 versus January 23.

    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) shed 178.53 points, EOD 12,212.72
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 106.06, EOD 6,972.47
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 78.15 points, EOD 2,755.80
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 30.01 points, EOD 1,313.00
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 51.66 points, EOD 2,703.37
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 106.87 points, EOD 4,050.27
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 86.23 points, EOD 5,996.76
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 192.83 points, EOD 10,664.70

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 376, declined stock prices 2,735, unchanged stock prices 65, stock prices hitting new highs 130 and stock prices hitting new lows 18. 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: USO gain 2.18, HOD 39.05, LOD 37.79, EOD 38.54; CF shed 5.66, HOD 142.15, LOD 131.80, EOD 132.21; VFC gain 6.70, HOD 100.24, LOD 93.81, EOD 96.50.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 402, declined stock prices 2,341, unchanged stock prices 80, stock prices hitting new highs 89 and stock prices hitting new lows 38. 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: AAPL shed 11.82, HOD 345.40, LOD 337.72, EOD 338.74; NFLX shed 13.77, HOD 229.41, LOD 220.71, EOD 221.74; SINA shed 7.51, HOD 83.00, LOD 77.32, EOD 78.01; UPRO shed 15.75, HOD 245.46, LOD 232.23, EOD 233.49.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 112, declined stock prices 374, unchanged stock prices 29, stock prices hitting new highs 12 and stock prices hitting new lows 7.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1312.75; Change -29.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,322.25; Change -72.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,184; Change -191
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,520; Change -325

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7322 to U.S. Dollars 1.37
    Japanese Yen 82.7350 to U.S. Dollars 0.0121
    British Pound 0.6197 to U.S. Dollars 1.6100
    Canadian Dollar 0.9907 to U.S. Dollars 1.01
    Swiss Franc 0.9386 to U.S. Dollars 1.07

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 11) gain $5.71, EOD $95.42 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 11) gain $0.07, EOD $2.79 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (March 11) gain $0.00, EOD $3.88 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 11) gain $0.05, EOD $2.75 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 11) gain $12.50, EOD $1,401.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 11) gain $0.56, EOD $32.86 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 11) shed $57.00, EOD $1,786.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 11) shed $0.13, EOD $4.35 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 11) gain $0.02, EOD $92.30
    Pork Bellies (February 11) unchanged, EOD $121.00
    Live Cattle (April 11) shed $1.25, EOD $113.90
    Feeder Cattle (March 11) shed $0.90, EOD $129.17

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 11) shed $30.00, EOD $690.25
    Soybeans (March 11) shed $70.00, EOD $1,311.00

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