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    Daily Market Commentary for August 5, 2010

    Retail Sales

    Retailers reported today that sales were mixed in July. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Week of July 24 Jobless Claims Revised to 460K from 457K; U.S. Week of July 24 Continuing Claims fell 34K to 4,537,000; U.S. Jobless Claims rose 19K to 479K in Week of July 31; Compared to Survey of a decrease by 2K.

    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 4.16 points, EOD 10,676.27
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 106.06, EOD 6,972.47
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 12.58 points, EOD 2,290.99
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 1.49 points, EOD 1,125.75
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 1.73 points, EOD 2,586.09
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 3.47 points, EOD 3,764.19
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 20.38 points, EOD 5,364.78
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 164.58 points, EOD 9,653.92

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,291, declined stock prices 1,769, unchanged stock prices 107, stock prices hitting new highs 249 and stock prices hitting new lows 25. 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: RIG gain 4.44, HOD 58.37, LOD 55.15, EOD 58.00; POT gain 2.70, HOD 115.34, LOD 111.95, EOD 114.09; TDW shed 2.09, HOD 42.25, LOD 40.20, EOD 40.61; CME shed 3.65, HOD 277.92, LOD 274.15, EOD 274.51; SWM shed 3.44, HOD 47.38, LOD 42.80, EOD 46.39.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 896, declined stock prices 1,770, unchanged stock prices 118, stock prices hitting new highs 55 and stock prices hitting new lows 30. 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: MELI gain 1.17, HOD 64.60, LOD 58.25, EOD 63.85; AAPL shed 1.27, HOD 263.18, LOD 260.55, EOD 261.71; PCLN gain 11.4374, HOD 292.67, LOD 277.00, EOD 292.67; FSYS gain 5.28, HOD 34.99, LOD 31.24, EOD 34.83; CECO shed 2.06, HOD 24.05, LOD 21.87, EOD 21.90; VECO shed 5.91, HOD 42.70, LOD 39.50, EOD 39.61; BIDU shed 1.03, HOD 86.46, LOD 84.85, EOD 85.57; ISRG shed 0.43, HOD 335.63, LOD 330.41, EOD 334.92; AMKR gain 0.30, HOD 6.31, LOD 6.04, EOD 6.12; SOLR gain 0.87, HOD 7.98, LOD 7.32, EOD 7.81; FWLT shed 1.08, HOD 23.24, LOD 21.61, EOD 22.78.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 223, declined stock prices 252, unchanged stock prices 43, stock prices hitting new highs 23 and stock prices hitting new lows 4.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1122.25; Change -2.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,902.00; Change -3.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,622; Change -13
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9,585; Change -50

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7587 to U.S. Dollars 1.3200
    Japanese Yen 85.7850 to U.S. Dollars 0.0116
    British Pound 0.6295 to U.S. Dollars 1.5900
    Canadian Dollar 1.0174 to U.S. Dollars 0.9831
    Swiss Franc 1.0467 to U.S. Dollars 0.9557

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (September 10) shed $0.46, EOD $82.01 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (September 10) shed $0.01, EOD $2.19 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 10) shed $0.13, EOD $4.60 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 10) shed $0.01 EOD $2.16 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (August 10) gain $3.50, EOD $1,197.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (August 10) gain $0.04, EOD $18.31 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (August 10) shed $13.70, EOD $1,572.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (August 10) shed $0.05, EOD $3.35 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (August 10) shed $3.00, EOD $83.80
    Pork Bellies (August 10) gain $4.50, EOD $118.50
    Live Cattle (August 10) shed $0.25, EOD $92.90
    Feeder Cattle (August 10) shed $0.90, EOD $112.70

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (September 10) gain $3.25, EOD $403.50
    Soybeans (August 10) gain $2.00, EOD $1,055.00

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