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    Daily Market Commentary for July 8, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Major foreign markets were sharply lower on the trading session with the major U.S. indices taunting negative territory throughout the trading day but, maintained positive territory into the early afternoon trading session. As the trading session moved into the final hour of trading, the DOW was successful at posting a triple digit gain.(read more)

    At the closing bell on the Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. indices ended the session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing price:

    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) triple digit gain of 152.25 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,384.21
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain of 115.58 points to end the trading session at 8,515.79
    NASDAQ gain of 51.10 points to end the trading session at 2,294.42
    S&P 500 gain of 21.39 points to end the trading session at 1,273.70
    FTSE All-World ex-U.S. loss of 0.77 points to end the trading session at 224.77
    FTSE RAFI 1000 triple digit gain of 117.33 points to end the trading session at 4,950.20
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 57.01 points to end the trading session at 3,010.44
    CAC 40 (CAC40) loss of 66.98 points to end the trading session at 4,275.61
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 72.2 points to end the trading session at 5,440.5
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit loss of 326.94 points to end the trading session at 13,033.10

    Market trends on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today: advanced stocks 2,100; declined stocks 1,097; unchanged stocks 89; stocks hitting new highs 6; stocks hitting new lows 417. List of volatile stocks 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: Transocean Incorporated (NYSE: RIG) gained 5.34 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $146.23, low on the trading session $139.07 for a closing stock price at $145.94; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) gained 8.21 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $344.00, low on the trading session $317.50 for a closing stock price at $342.50; Walter Industries Incorporated (NYSE: WLT) shed 3.71 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $88.02, low on the trading session $76.06 for a closing stock price at $85.60; Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE: HK) shed 1.20 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $43.70, low on the trading session $39.26 for a closing stock price at $42.95; CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE: CF) shed 2.64 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $144.99, low on the trading session $133.53 for a closing stock price at $144.47; Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) shed 8.78 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $432.76, low on the trading session $409.61 for a closing stock price at $420.63; VMware Incorporated (NYSE: VMW) shed 13.00 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $42.14, low on the trading session $36.51 for a closing stock price at $40.19; McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) shed 2.04 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $57.60, low on the trading session $54.35 for a closing stock price at $55.85; Oil Service HOLDRs (NYSE: OIH) shed 2.42 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $204.49, low on the trading session $197.41 for a closing stock price at $203.90; Shaw Group Incorporated (NYSE: SGR) shed 2.03 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $55.98, low on the trading session $52.36 for a closing stock price at $53.95; Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) shed 5.78 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $68.44, low on the trading session $62.80 for a closing stock price at $64.96; Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) shed 7.09 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $126.26, low on the trading session $111.41 for a closing stock price at $121.82; AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AG) shed 2.80 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $50.95, low on the trading session $45.90 for a closing stock price at $47.76; MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) gained 18.15 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $264.99, low on the trading session $237.42 for a closing stock price at $264.25; Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) shed 1.10 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $118.44, low on the trading session $112.00 for a closing stock price at $117.54; Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) shed 2.75 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $109.70, low on the trading session $103.94 for a closing stock price at $108.25; United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) shed 7.20 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $157.99, low on the trading session $146.96 for a closing stock price at $150.55; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) gained 5.05 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $215.03 low on the trading session $197.17 for a closing stock price at $215.03.

    Market trends on the NASDAQ today: advanced stocks 2,010; declined stocks 899; unchanged stocks 132; stocks hitting new highs 19; stocks hitting new lows 319. List of volatile stocks 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: Research In Motion Limited (NasdaqGS: RIMM) gained 5.85 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $122.16, low on the trading session $114.78 for a closing stock price at $121.51; Hercules Offshore Incorporated (NasdaqGS: HERO) shed 2.03 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $34.76, low on the trading session $32.12 for a closing stock price at $32.95; Century Aluminum Company (NasdaqGS: CENX) shed 5.98 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $60.19, low on the trading session $51.60 for a closing stock price at $55.16; Baidu.com Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) gained 5.96 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $338.99, low on the trading session $320.37 for a closing stock price at $333.85; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) gained 11.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $555.19, low on the trading session $540.00 for a closing stock price at $554.92.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) today: advanced stocks 560; declined stocks 616; unchanged stocks 100; stocks hitting new highs 15; stocks hitting new lows 106.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, September 2008 Contracts, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1273.75, change 22.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1868.00, change 35.75
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 360.30, change 12.40
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,372, change 167

    World Currencies at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6388 to U.S. Dollars 1.5655
    Japanese Yen 107.48 to U.S. Dollars 0.0093
    British Pound 0.5078 to U.S. Dollars 1.9693
    Canadian Dollar 1.0195 to U.S. Dollars 0.9809
    Swiss Franc 1.03244 to U.S. Dollars 0.9667

    Commodities Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYM) shed $5.33 on the day for a closing price of $136.04 a gallon ($US per bbl.); Heating Oil (NYM) shed $0.15 on the day for a closing price of $3.82 a gallon ($US per gal.); Natural Gas (NYM) shed $0.59 on the day for a closing price of $12.39 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.); Unleaded Gas (NYM) shed $0.12 on the day for a closing price of $3.36 a gallon ($US per gal.).

    Metals Markets: Gold Market Price (CMX) shed $5.50 on the day for a closing price of $923.30 ($US per Troy oz.); Silver (CMX) gained $0.04 on the day for a closing price of $17.96 ($US per Troy oz.); Platinum (NYM) shed $30.90 on the day for a closing price of $1,952.90 ($US per Troy oz.) and Copper (CMX) shed $0.15 on the day for a closing price of $3.15 ($US per lb.).

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.): Lean Hogs (CME) gained 0.38 on the day for a closing price of 70.70; Pork Bellies (CME) shed 1.53 on the day for a closing price of 62.53; Live Cattle (CME) shed 0.20 on the day for a closing price of 102.10; Feeder Cattle (CME) gained 0.50 on the day for a closing price of 111.53.

    Other Commodities (cents per bu.): Corn (CBT) shed 24.50 on the day for a closing price of 723.00 and Soybeans (CBT) shed 31.50 on the day for a closing price of 1,529.50.

    Bond action for the day: 2 year bond shed 2/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 24/32 with a Yield of 2.47, Yield Change +0.03; 5 year bond closed at 100 26/32 with a Yield of 3.19, Yield Change 0.00; 10 year bond gained 16/32 on the day for a closing price of 99 29/32 with a Yield of 3.88, Yield Change -0.02; the 30 year bond gained 18/32 on the day for a closing price of 98 21/32 with a Yield of 4.45, Yield Change -0.04.

    Redbook data: U.S. Retail Sales fell 0.5% for five weeks of June versus May.

    U.S. May Wholesale Inventories rose 0.8% as compared to expectations of an increase of 0.6%.

    According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. May Pending Home Sales fell 14.0% from May 2007 and
    U.S. Pending Home Sales Index fell 4.7% in May.

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