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    Daily Market Commentary for October 4, 2010

    Sanofi-Aventis

    French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis took a hostile bid directly to the shareholders of Genzyme Monday after members of management "refused to engage in constructive discussions" with the company. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Pending Home Sales (MoM):
    U.S. August Pending Home Sales fell 20.1% from August 2009; U.S. Pending Home Sales Index rose 4.3% to 82.3 in August.

    Factory Orders (MoM):
    July Factory Orders Revised to +0.5% from an increase by 0.1%; August Factory Orders, Excluding Defense, fell 0.5%; August Factory Orders, Excluding Transportation, rose 0.9%; US Factory Orders fell 0.5% in August; Compared to Consensus of a decrease by 0.4%; August Durable Goods Revised to -1.5% from -1.3%.

    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 77.58 points, EOD 10,752.10
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 66.62, EOD 7,269.29
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) shed 26.43 points, EOD 2,344.32
    S&P 500 (SPX) shed 9.55 points, EOD 1,136.69
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 20.57 points, EOD 2,558.82
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 42.28 points, EOD 3,649.81
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 36.93 points, EOD 5,555.97
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 23.17 points, EOD 9,381.06

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 802, declined stock prices 2,242, unchanged stock prices 100, stock prices hitting new highs 140 and stock prices hitting new lows 9. 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: CCE shed 9.82, HOD 22.50, LOD 21.66, EOD 21.99; SLE gain 0.93, HOD 15.15, LOD 14.29, EOD 14.35; FAS shed 0.42, HOD 22.14, LOD 21.10, EOD 21.40; MA shed 2.33, HOD 227.16, LOD 219.00, EOD 222.51; V shed 0.12, HOD 74.35, LOD 72.58, EOD 73.20; LPS shed 2.72, HOD 31.50, LOD 28.71, EOD 28.76; AXP shed 2.73, HOD 41.79, LOD 38.68, EOD 39.05; CPT gain 0.24, HOD 48.46, LOD 47.85, EOD 48.42; MOS shed 0.83, HOD 59.72, LOD 58.59, EOD 58.79.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 717, declined stock prices 1,962, unchanged stock prices 123, stock prices hitting new highs 63 and stock prices hitting new lows 31. 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: GYMB shed 1.62, HOD 50.49, LOD 47.35, EOD 48.24; NFLX gain 1.73, HOD 158.7, LOD 151.57, EOD 156.39; AMZN gain 1.68, HOD 155.96, LOD 152.79, EOD 155.39; PCLN shed 6.18, HOD 340.92, LOD 328.11, EOD 331.64.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 173, declined stock prices 311, unchanged stock prices 43, stock prices hitting new highs 21 and stock prices hitting new lows 7.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1131.00; Change -11.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,971.25; Change -23.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,671; Change -97
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 9,295; Change -140

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7307 to U.S. Dollars 1.3700
    Japanese Yen 83.4050 to U.S. Dollars 0.0119
    British Pound 0.6316 to U.S. Dollars 1.5800
    Canadian Dollar 1.0222 to U.S. Dollars 0.9778
    Swiss Franc 0.9722 to U.S. Dollars 1.03

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (November 10) shed $0.11, EOD $81.47 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (November 10) shed $0.00, EOD $2.28 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (November 10) shed $0.07, EOD $3.73 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (November 10) gain $0.00, EOD $2.09 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (December 10) shed $1.00, EOD $1,316.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (December 10) shed $0.02, EOD $22.04 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (January 10) shed $10.00, EOD $1,672.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (December 10) shed $0.02, EOD $3.66 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (December 10) shed $0.97, EOD $71.90
    Pork Bellies (February 10) unchanged, EOD $108.50
    Live Cattle (December 10) shed $1.05, EOD $97.30
    Feeder Cattle (November 10) shed $1.60, EOD $110.67

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (December 10) gain $5.75, EOD $471.50
    Soybeans (November 10) shed $3.00, EOD $1,054.00

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