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    Daily Market Commentary for August 13, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    U.S. July Retail & Food Sales fell 0.1 percent compared to consensus of a drop by 0.4 percent. (read more)

    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 session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) triple digit loss of 109.67 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,532.80
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) loss of 23.32 points to end the trading session at 8,375.39
    NASDAQ loss of 1.99 points to end the trading session at 2,428.62
    S&P 500 loss of 3.76 points to end the trading session at 1,285.83
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. loss of 2.48 points to end the trading session at 220.75
    FTSE RAFI 1000 loss of 99.75 points to end the trading session at 5,037.16
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 73.52 points to end the trading session at 3,043.62
    CAC 40 (CAC40) triple digit loss of 115.51 points to end the trading session at 4,402.97
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 85.9 points to end the trading session at 5,448.60
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit loss of 280.55 points on the day to end the trading session at 13,023.05

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 1,247; declined stock prices 1,928; unchanged stock prices 92; stock prices hitting new highs 31 and stock prices hitting new lows 66.
    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: Tween Brands Incorporated (NYSE: TWB) stock price shed 6.87 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $9.94, low on the trading session $7.90 for a closing stock price at $8.01; Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) stock price shed 2.19 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $67.37, low on the trading session $60.99 for a closing stock price at $67.10; WellCare HealthCare Plans Incorporated (NYSE: WCG) stock price shed 4.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $39.73, low on the trading session $37.33 for a closing stock price at $38.19; Watson Wyatt Worldwide Incorporated (NYSE: WW) stock price shed 0.37 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $58.70, low on the trading session $51.57 for a closing stock price at $56.51; United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) stock price gained 8.06 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $139.25, low on the trading session $129.36 for a closing stock price at $137.92; Franklin Resources Incorporated (NYSE: BEN) stock price shed 2.23 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $101.92, low on the trading session $98.28 for a closing stock price at $99.96; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) stock price gained 11.09 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $179.88, low on the trading session $169.80 for a closing stock price at $179.48; Consol Energy Incorporated (NYSE: CNX) stock price gained 4.68 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $65.79, low on the trading session $60.74 for a closing stock price at $65.26; Agrium Incorporated (NYSE: AGU) stock price gained 5.58 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $82.92, low on the trading session $77.16 for a closing stock price at $82.66; Cleveland-Cliffs Incorporated (NYSE: CLF) stock price gained 67.90 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $94.88, low on the trading session $87.84 for a closing stock price at $93.67; Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) stock price gained 10.04 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $107.09, low on the trading session $98.50 for a closing stock price at $107.08; Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) stock price gained 5.24 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $98.57, low on the trading session $92.12 for a closing stock price at $98.12; Oil Service Holders Incorporated (NYSE: OIH) stock price gained 7.39 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $186.17, low on the trading session $178.58 for a closing stock price at $185.57; CME Group Incorporated (NYSE: CME) stock price gained 0.82 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $347.90, low on the trading session $330.00 for a closing stock price at $338.48; Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) stock price gained 2.96 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $53.07, low on the trading session $49.75 for a closing stock price at $52.74; Constellation Energy Group Incorporated (NYSE: CEG) stock price gained 3.50 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $65.72, low on the trading session $61.50 for a closing stock price at $64.75; Ultrashort Financial Corporation (NYSE: SKF) stock price gained 6.77 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $130.29, low on the trading session $123.00 for a closing stock price at $126.52; Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) stock price gained 3.19 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $98.75, low on the trading session $93.21 for a closing stock price at $97.70; Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated (NYSE: GS) stock price shed 2.40 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $169.40, low on the trading session $162.40 for a closing stock price at $164.90; Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) stock price gained 4.16 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $76.46, low on the trading session $70.60 for a closing stock price at $75.80.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,487; declined stock prices 1,380; unchanged stock prices 134; stock prices hitting new highs 58; stock prices hitting new lows 57.
    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: China Medical Technologies Incorporated (NasdaqGS: CMED) stock price shed 4.15 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $47.67, low on the trading session $45.15 for a closing stock price at $45.51; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price gained 9.42 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $260.06, low on the trading session $245.16 for a closing stock price at $259.85.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 525; declined stock prices 622; unchanged stock prices 102; stock prices hitting new highs 7; stock prices hitting new lows 60.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, at time of this posting for September 2008 Contracts:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1,284.50 change 0.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,941.75, change 0.25
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 392.50, change 0.00
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,520, change -2

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6698 to U.S. Dollars 1.4929
    Japanese Yen 109.53 to U.S. Dollars 0.0091
    British Pound 0.5348 to U.S. Dollars 1.87
    Canadian Dollar 1.062 to U.S. Dollars 0.9416
    Swiss Franc 1.0847 to U.S. Dollars 0.9219

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) gained $2.99 on the day for a closing price of $116.00 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.05 on the day for a closing price of $3.14 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.14 on the day for a closing price of $8.55 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.09 on the day for a closing price of $2.93 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) gained $16.90 on the day for a closing price of $831.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.36 on the day for a closing price of $14.85 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) shed $56.70 on the day for a closing price of $1,478.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.12 on the day for a closing price of $3.35 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 0.38 on the day for a closing price of 76.23
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 3.45 on the day for a closing price of 103.05
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) had no change on the day for a closing price of 107.45
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.95 on the day for a closing price of 114.85

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 30.00 on the day for a closing price of 558.50
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 70.00 on the day for a closing price of 1,284.00

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond had no change for a closing price of 100 11/32 with a Yield of 2.55, Yield Change 0.00
    5 year bond had no change for a closing price of 100 15/32 with a Yield of 3.26, Yield Change 0.00
    10 year bond shed 12/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 14/32 with a Yield of 3.94, Yield Change +0.05
    30 year bond shed 17/32 on the day for a closing price of 98 26/32 with a Yield of 4.57, Yield Change +0.04

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