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    Daily Market Commentary for April 30, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Todays top stock goes to First Solar, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) a solar stock, after announcing 1Q revenue more than doubled to $196.9 million from $66.9 million for 1Q 2007. First Solars' earnings spiked to $46.6 million or 57 cents per share from $5 million or 7 cents per share a year ago. (read more)

    At the closing bell on the Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. indices ended the session on the U.S. Markets:

    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) loss of 20.03 points on the day to end the session at 12,811.91

    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain of 12.37 points to end the session at 9,298.28

    NASDAQ loss of 14.41 points for a close at 2,411.69

    S&P 500 loss of 6.03 points for a close at 1,384.91

    FTSE All-World ex-U.S. gain of 1.11 points to close at 251.36

    FTSE RAFI 1000 loss of 15.27 points to close at 5,616.68

    BEL 20 gain of 17.13 points on the day to end the session at 3,925.43

    CAC 40 gain of 19.44 points on the day to end the session at 4,996.54

    FTSE100 loss of 2.1 points on the day to end the session at 6,087.30

    NIKKEI 225 loss of 44.4 points on the day to end the session at 13,850.00

    News on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today: advanced stocks 1,683; declined stocks 1,474; unchanged stocks 85; stocks hitting new highs 45; stocks hitting new lows 25.
    Daily Trading Range and end of day trading results for volatile NYSE stocks traded by active Day Traders today:
    Transocean, Incorporated (NYSE: RIG) gained 0.43 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $150.02, low on the trading day $144.58, for a closing price at $147.41;
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shed 8.31 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $44.17, low on the trading day $37.93, for a closing price at $40.00;
    Commscope Incorporated (NYSE: CTV) gained 5.90 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $48.41, low on the trading day $43.52, for a closing price at $47.50;
    Oil States International Incorporated (NYSE: OIS) gained 3.31 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $51.94, low on the trading day $47.31, for a closing price at $49.98;
    Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) shed 9.99 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $82.13, low on the trading day $76.28, for a closing price at $77.71;
    Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) shed 6.69 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $66.99, low on the trading day $59.67, for a closing price at $61.16;
    Monsanto Corporation (NYSE: MON) gained 3.06 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $116.94, low on the trading day $112.34, for a closing price at $113.99;
    Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Incorporated (NYSE: POT) gained 4.42 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $189.20, low on the trading day $180.63, for a closing price at $185.91;
    Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR) gained 5.00 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $124.72, low on the trading day $115.60, for a closing price at $121.79;
    Visa Incorporated (NYSE: V) gained 2.49 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $84.81, low on the trading day $81.07, for a closing price at $83.37;
    Mosaic Corporation (NYSE: MOS) gained 4.55 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $123.95, low on the trading day $117.14 , for a closing price at $122.61;
    CF Industries Holdings, Incorporated (NYSE: CF) gained 2.79 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $136.88, low on the trading day $131.51, for a closing price at $133.96;
    Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) gained 5.27 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $282.96, low on the trading day $275.00, for a closing price at $279.25.

    News on the NASDAQ today: advanced stocks 1,390; declined stocks 1,516; unchanged stocks 124; stocks hitting new highs 34; stocks hitting new lows 79.
    Trading range and end of day trading results for volatile NASDAQ stocks traded by active Day Traders today:
    SAVVIS Incorporated (NasdaqGS: SVVS) shed 4.08 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $14.89, low on the trading day $13.65, for a closing price at $14.60;
    Garmin Limited (NasdaqGS: GRMN) shed 5.55 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $44.75, low on the trading day $39.75, for a closing price at $50.89;
    First Solar, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) gained 6.98 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $307.80, low on the trading day $286.14, for a closing price at $291.90;
    Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) gained 16.53 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $584.86, low on the trading day $561.00, closing price $575.00.

    News on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) today: advanced stocks 632; declined stocks 533; unchanged stocks 105; stocks hitting new highs 11; stocks hitting new lows 21.

    Department Of Energy: U.S. Refineries ran at capacity of 85.4% compared to expectations of an increase by 0.3 percent at 85.9%; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles increased by 1.13 Million Barrels in the week compared to expectations of unchanged; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles decreased by 1.48 Million Barrels in the week compared to expectations of a decrease by 800,000 Million Barrels; U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles increased by 3.85 Million Barrels in the week compared to expectations of increase by 500,000 Million Barrels; U.S. Refineries ran at 85.4% versus 85.6% a week ago; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles increased by 1.129 Million Barrels at 105.831 Million Barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles decreased by 1.483 Million Barrels at 211.089 Million Barrels; U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles increased by 3.848 Million Barrels at 319.929 Million Barrels.

    U.S. Chicago Purchasing Management Adjustment for April Index came in at 48.3 versus March reading of 48.2; U.S. Chicago Purchasing Management Apr Prices Paid Index came in at 82.9 versus March reading of 83.9; U.S. Chicago Purchasing Management Apr Supplier Deliveries came in at 52.5 versus March reading of 54.9; U.S. Chicago Purchasing Management Apr Employment Index came in at 35.3 versus March reading of 44.6; U.S. Chicago Purchasing Management Apr New Orders Index came in at 53.0 versus March reading of 53.9.

    U.S. 1Q Employment Cost Index increased by 0.7% compared to consensus of an increase by 0.8%; U.S.1Q Employment Cost Index increased by 3.3% from year ago; U.S.1Q Employment Cost Growth slowest since 1Q 2006.

    U.S. GDP increased by 0.6% Rate In 1Q compared to consensus of an increase by 0.6%; Real Final Sales fell by 0.2% in 1Q; PCE Price Index increased by 3.5% Rate in 1Q; Domestic Purchases Price Index increased by 3.5% Rate in 1Q; Chain-Weighted Price Index increased by 2.6% Rate in 1Q.

    ADP sees April U.S. Private Sector Jobs increasing by 10,000 and ADP April U.S. Private Sector Jobs Expected to drop by 70,000.

    Federal Open Market Committee voted to cut Discount Rate by 0.25 percent to 2.25%; Fed cut Fed Funds Rate by 0.25 percent to 2.0%; Pause likely ahead; Some Indicators of Inflation Expectations have risen; Uncertainty about Inflation outlook remains high; Inflation seen moderating, but will monitor carefully; Easing to date should promote moderate growth over time; Will act as needed to promote growth, price stability; Labor markets have softened, financial markets under considerable stress; Fisher, Plosser Dissented, Preferred no Change in rates.

    Mortgage Applications fell 11.1% last week according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

    Commodities Markets
    Energy Sector:
    Light Crude (NYM) shed $2.17 on the day to close at $114.69 a barrel ($US per bbl.); Heating Oil (NYM) shed $0.08 on the day to close at $3.16 a gallon ($US per gal.); Natural Gas (NYM) closed at $10.84 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.); Unleaded Gas (NYM) shed $0.03 on the day to close at $2.91 a gallon ($US per gal.).

    Metals Markets:
    Gold (CMX) shed $11.80 to close at $865.00 ($US per Troy oz.); Silver (CMX) shed $0.05 to close at $16.59 ($US per Troy oz.); Platinum (NYM) shed $4.90 to close at $1,935.20 ($US per Troy oz.) and Copper (CMX) gained $0.02 to close at $3.90 ($US per lb.).

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (CME) gained 0.93 to close at 73.48; Pork Bellies (CME) gained 0.88 to close at 75.98; Live Cattle (CME) shed 0.70 to close at 93.48; Feeder Cattle (CME) gained 0.30 to close at 108.53.

    Other Commodities (cents per bu.):
    Corn (CBT) gained 7.75 to close the session at 612.25 and Soybeans (CBT) gained 20.50 to close the session at 1,314.00.

    Bonds were higher across the board today:
    2 year bond gained 5/32 to close at 99 22/32 with a Yield of 2.28, Yield Change -0.07; 5 year bond gained 11/32 to close at 100 12/32 with a Yield of 3.03, Yield Change -0.08; 10 year bond gained 3/32 to close at 97 15/32 with a Yield of 3.75, Yield Change -0.07; the 30 year bond gained 1 1/32 to close at 98 3/32 on the day with a Yield of 4.49, Yield Change -0.06.

    The e-mini Dow $5 ended the commodity session today at 12,828 with a gain of 2 points on the trading session. Futures Traders should review workshops available at the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade). Educational in-person seminars schedules available on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) website.

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