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Manufacturing Activity Lower

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    Daily Market Commentary for April 21, 2011

    Manufacturing Activity Lower

    Demand for consumer products fell this month, pushing manufacturing activity lower in the mid-Atlantic region. (Read more at http://www.millennium-traders.com/news/ManufacturingActivityLower.aspxMillennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today: N/A

    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 52.30 points, EOD 12,505.84
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 44.90, EOD 8,502.55
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 17.39 points, EOD 2,819.90
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 6.82 points, EOD 1,337.18
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 2.36 points, EOD 2,727.67
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 17.26 points, EOD 4,021.88
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 3.96 points, EOD 6,018.30
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 78.95 points, EOD 9,685.77

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,983, declined stock prices 1,075, unchanged stock prices 113, stock prices hitting new highs 221 and stock prices hitting new lows 12. 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: N/A

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,567, declined stock prices 1,061, unchanged stock prices 126, stock prices hitting new highs 143 and stock prices hitting new lows 25. 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: N/A

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 257, declined stock prices 225, unchanged stock prices 32, stock prices hitting new highs 19 and stock prices hitting new lows 8.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1333.25; Change 5.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,372.75; Change 17.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,443; Change 47
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9665; Change -15

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6876 to U.S. Dollars 1.45
    Japanese Yen 81.8250 to U.S. Dollars 0.0122
    British Pound 0.6052 to U.S. Dollars 1.6500
    Canadian Dollar 0.9538 to U.S. Dollars 1.05
    Swiss Franc 0.8854 to U.S. Dollars 1.13

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (June 11) gain $0.84, EOD $112.29 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 11) shed $0.01, EOD $3.22 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 11) gain $0.10, EOD $4.41 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 11) gain $0.02, EOD $3.27 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (June 11) gain $4.90, EOD $1,503.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 11) gain $1.59, EOD $46.06 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (July 11) gain $17.90, EOD $1,820.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 11) gain $0.06, EOD $4.40 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (June 11) shed $1.20, EOD $100.20
    Pork Bellies (February 12) unchanged, EOD $120.00
    Live Cattle (June 11) shed $1.05, EOD $115.45
    Feeder Cattle (August 11) gain $1.55, EOD $136.92

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (July 11) gain $4.00, EOD $744.50
    Soybeans (November 11) gain $16.50, EOD $1,382.50

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