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Retail Sales Reports

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    Daily Market Commentary for August 13, 2009

    Retail Sales Reports

    After two months of gains retail sales reports show a drop of 0.1% in July compared to a gain of 0.8% in June, economists expected a rise by 0.6%. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Retail Sales:
    U.S. July Retail & Food Sales fell 0.1% compared to consensus of an increase by 0.8%; U.S. July Retail & Food Sales Ex-Autos fell 0.6%; June Retail & Food Sales Revised to rise 0.8% from +0.6%.

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Jobless Claims rose by 4K to 558K in week of August 8 compared to survey of a drop by 5K; U.S. Continuing Claims for week of August 1 fell 141K to 6,202,000; U.S. Jobless Claims Revised for week of August 1 to 554K from 550K.

    Import Price Index:
    U.S. July Import Prices fell 0.7% compared to consensus of a decrease by 0.1%; U.S. July Non-Petroleum Import Prices fell 0.2%; U.S. July Petroleum Import Prices fell 2.8%; U.S. Import Prices down record 19.3% from a year ago.

    Business Inventories:
    U.S. June Business Inventories fell 1.1% compared to expectations of a drop by 0.8%; June Business Sales rose 0.9%; June Inventory-To-Sales Ratio falls to 1.38 from 1.41.

    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 24.64 points, EOD 9,386.25
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 65.23, EOD 6,604.10
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 8.94 points, EOD 2,007.66
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 5.53 points, EOD 1,011.34
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 6.25 points, EOD 2,279.59
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 17.15 points, EOD 3,524.39
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 38.7 points, EOD 4,755.46
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 82.19 points, EOD 10,517.19

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,040, declined stock prices 1,062, unchanged stock prices 79, stock prices hitting new highs 90 and stock prices hitting new lows 5. 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: UTA shed 1.66, HOD 16.55, LOD 13.15, EOD 13.26; SRX shed 0.07, HOD 21.00, LOD 19.74, EOD 19.77; HRS gain 3.70, HOD 37.24, LOD 33.87, EOD 34.19; LDK shed 2.06, HOD 9.97, LOD 8.97, EOD 9.15; CME gain 3.08, HOD 288.85, LOD 282.62, EOD 285.10; AAP shed 2.36, HOD 43.56, LOD 41.54, EOD 43.27; ANW gain 2.32, HOD 21.99, LOD 19.50, EOD 21.37; LVS gain 1.50, HOD 14.00, LOD 12.25, EOD 13.79; RTP gain 7.00, HOD 163.46, LOD 157.61, EOD 162.83; GS gain 0.72, HOD 165.49, LOD 162.61, EOD 164.48; AZO shed 3.36, HOD 145.36, LOD 141.00, EOD 145.13; CMP gain 0.85, HOD 52.66, LOD 51.30, EOD 52.58.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,499, declined stock prices 1,215, unchanged stock prices 113, stock prices hitting new highs 65 and stock prices hitting new lows 7. 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: BIDU shed 1.41, HOD 354.20, LOD 344.05, EOD 347.22; FSLR shed 0.23, HOD 148.40, LOD 142.50, EOD 144.76; MIDD shed 0.53, HOD 52.05, LOD 46.28, EOD 51.98; AUXL shed 0.54, HOD 29.90, LOD 28.02, EOD 28.83.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 296, declined stock prices 236, unchanged stock prices 54, stock prices hitting new highs 14 and stock prices hitting new lows 1.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 1009.75; Change 7.50
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,626.50; Change 7.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 9,361; Change 42
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 653.20; Change 4.30
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 10,530; Change 10

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7001 to U.S. Dollars 1.4284
    Japanese Yen 95.3400 to U.S. Dollars 0.0105
    British Pound 0.6035 to U.S. Dollars 1.6571
    Canadian Dollar 1.0885 to U.S. Dollars 0.9187
    Swiss Franc 1.0701 to U.S. Dollars 0.9345

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (September 09) gain $0.36, EOD $70.52 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 09) gain $0.01, EOD $1.90 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 09) shed $0.14, EOD $3.34 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 09) shed $0.01, EOD $2.02 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (December 09) gain $4.00, EOD $956.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (September 09) gain $0.04, EOD $14.99 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (October 09) gain $28.30, EOD $1,272.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (September 09) gain $0.09, EOD $2.91 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 09) gain $1.43, EOD $45.40
    Pork Bellies (February 10) shed $0.25, EOD $79.15
    Live Cattle (October 09) shed $0.15, EOD $88.20
    Feeder Cattle (October 09) shed $0.10, EOD $100.08

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (December 09) shed $4.25, EOD $332.00
    Soybeans (November 09) shed $25.25, EOD $1,020.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 25/32, change 3/32, Yield 1.09, Yield change -0.06
    5 year EOD 100 16/32, change 02.57 Yield 2.57, Yield change -0.10
    10 year N/A
    30 year EOD 96 31/32, change 1 21/32, Yield 4.43, change -0.10

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