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Mergers and Acquisitions

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    Daily Market Commentary for August 23, 2010

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Stocks rose slightly on news of mergers and acquisitions in the works. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today: N/A

    Chicago Fed:
    July NAI 3-Month Moving Average - .17 versus June - .12; July National Activity Index 0 versus Jun - .7

    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 38.98 points, EOD 10,174.64
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 27.65, EOD 6,785.50
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 19.67 points, EOD 2,160.09
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 4.43 points, EOD 1,067.26
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 16.67 points, EOD 2,469.08
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 27.11 points, EOD 3,553.23
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 39.56 points, EOD 5,234.84
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 62.69 points, EOD 9,116.69

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,147, declined stock prices 1,924, unchanged stock prices 91, stock prices hitting new highs 165 and stock prices hitting new lows 76. 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: POT gain 1.02, HOD 153.29, LOD 150.42, EOD 150.69; CRM shed 0.33, HOD 113.40, LOD 108.75, EOD 112.42; CME gain 0.36, HOD 239.93, LOD 236.44, EOD 238.05.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 694, declined stock prices 1,960, unchanged stock prices 121, stock prices hitting new highs 38 and stock prices hitting new lows 137. 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: JAZZ shed 2.28, HOD 8.12, LOD 7.51, EOD 7.95; BIDU shed 2.72, HOD 81.39, LOD 79.24, EOD 79.45; SAFM gain 2.62, HOD 45.85, LOD 41.56, EOD 45.78; FLSR gain 1.26, HOD 130.47, LOD 126.27, EOD 126.29; AAPL shed 3.84, HOD 252.00, LOD 245.25, EOD 245.80; NFLX shed 3.12, HOD 132.48, LOD 126.50, EOD 126.84; INTU shed 1.77, HOD 43.73, LOD 42.48, EOD 42.83; EXPD shed 0.72, HOD 42.31, LOD 40.87, EOD 40.93; ISRG shed 10.56, HOD 298.75, LOD 282.04, EOD 282.94; PCLN shed 2.54, HOD 306.74, LOD 299.51, EOD 299.82.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 194, declined stock prices 293, unchanged stock prices 35, stock prices hitting new highs 16 and stock prices hitting new lows 11.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1066.50; Change -3.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,809.00; Change -16.50
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,165; Change -37
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9,060; Change -105

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7894 to U.S. Dollars 1.2700
    Japanese Yen 85.1950 to U.S. Dollars 0.0117
    British Pound 0.6441 to U.S. Dollars 1.5500
    Canadian Dollar 1.0513 to U.S. Dollars 0.9502
    Swiss Franc 1.0401 to U.S. Dollars 0.9613

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (October 10) shed $0.72, EOD $73.10 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 10) shed $0.01, EOD $1.96 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 10) shed $0.05, EOD $4.07 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 10) shed $0.04 EOD $1.88 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (August 10) shed $0.30, EOD $1,226.90 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (August 10) gain $0.00, EOD $17.98 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (August 10) shed $5.30, EOD $1,508.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (August 10) gain $0.00, EOD $3.29 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 10) gain $1.05, EOD $78.25
    Pork Bellies (August 10) unchanged, EOD $142.50
    Live Cattle (August 10) gain $0.12, EOD $99.72
    Feeder Cattle (August 10) gain $0.15, EOD $114.75

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (September 10) shed $4.00, EOD $417.25
    Soybeans (September 10) shed $2.25, EOD $1,007.00

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