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    Daily Market Commentary for April 9, 2009

    Moderate trading volume on the stock market followed the trading session into closing bell. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    International Trade:
    U.S. February Trade Deficit came in at $25.97B as compared to consensus Deficit of $36.0B; U.S. January Trade Balance Revised to Deficit $36.20B from Deficit $36.03B.

    Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Jobless Claims fell 20K to 654K for week of April 4 compared to survey of a drop by 9K; U.S. Continuing Claims for week of March 28 rose by 95K to 5,840,000; U.S. Jobless Claims Revised for week of March 28 to 674K from 669K.

    Import and Export Prices:
    U.S. March Import Prices rose 0.5% compared to consensus of an increase by 1.0%; U.S. February Exports $126.76B rose 1.6%; U.S. February Imports $152.72B fell 5.1%; U.S. March Non-Petroleum Import Prices fell 0.7%; U.S. March Petroleum Import Prices rose 10.5%; U.S. Import Prices fell 14.9% on the year for the largest drop on record.

    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) triple digit gain 246.27 points, EOD 8,083.38
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit gain 200.03 points, EOD 5,376.44
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 61.88 points, EOD 1,652.54
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 31.4 points, EOD 856.56
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 36.48 points, EOD 1,807.14
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 53.12 points, EOD 2,974.18
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 58.19 points, EOD 3,983.71
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 321.05 points, EOD 8,916.06

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,385, declined stock prices 316, unchanged stock prices 490, stock prices hitting new highs 12 and stock prices hitting new lows 2. 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: EXM - gain 0.83 points, HOD $7.10, LOD $6.55, EOD $6.77; APA - gain 3.45 points, HOD $69.17, LOD $67.15, EOD $68.92; CRM - gain 0.02 points , HOD $37.49,LOD $35.75, EOD $37.40; TXT - gain 4.45 points, HOD $14.37, LOD $12, EOD $13.56; SGR - shed 1.25 points, HOD $29.62, LOD $26.67, EOD $27.82; ARO - gain 3.08 points, HOD $30.33, LOD $28.10, EOD $30; WFC - gain 4.72 points, HOD $19.95, LOD $17.42, EOD $19.61; GS - gain 9.58 points, HOD $124.98, LOD $117.45, EOD $124.33; DE - gain 2.82 points, HOD $37.60, LOD $35.50, EOD $37.25; SKF - shed 23.64 points, HOD $77.93, LOD $64.59, EOD $64.88; CME - gain 13.95 points, HOD $258.23, LOD $244.57, EOD $257.50; ESI - shed 2.57 points, HOD $105.23, LOD $98.86, EOD $100.88.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,340, declined stock prices 487, unchanged stock prices 111, stock prices hitting new highs 25 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: COST - shed 0.80 points, HOD $47.42, LOD $45.54, EOD $46.90; FSLR - gain 6.31 points, HOD $144.29, LOD $139.23, EOD $142; ISRG - gain 10.77 points, HOD $112.90, LOD $103.75, EOD $112.24; APOL - gain 1.39 points, HOD $64.20, LOD $60.17, EOD $161.53; BIDU - gain 7.37 points, HOD $193.42, LOD $181.80, EOD $189.96.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 364, declined stock prices 157, unchanged stock prices 119, stock prices hitting new highs 4 and stock prices hitting new lows 2.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) June 09: EOD 852.75; Change 0.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) June 09: EOD 1,337; Change 1.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) June 09: EOD 8,023; Change 6
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) June 09: EOD 533.40; Change 0.10
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) June 09; EOD 9,055; Change 0

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.76 to U.S. Dollars 1.3158
    Japanese Yen 100.38 to U.S. Dollars 0.010
    British Pound 0.6819 to U.S. Dollars 1.4665
    Canadian Dollar 1.2241 to U.S. Dollars 0.8169
    Swiss Franc 1.156 to U.S. Dollars 0.8651

    COMMODITY MARKETS:

    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 09) gain $2.86, EOD $52.24 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 09) gain $0.03, EOD $1.43 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 09) shed $0.02, EOD $3.61 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 09) gain $0.04, EOD $1.48 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (June 09) shed $2.60, EOD $883.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 09) shed $0.01, EOD $12.33 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (July 09) gain $7.90, EOD $1,195.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 09) gain $0.07, EOD $2.07 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (June 09) gain 0.93, EOD 74.28
    Pork Bellies (May 09) shed 1.05, EOD 87.00
    Live Cattle (June 09) gain 0.83, EOD 84.60
    Feeder Cattle (May 09) gain 1.55, EOD 98.93

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 09) shed 7.00, EOD 399.75
    Soybeans (May 09) gain 1.00, EOD 1,007.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 27/32, change -1/32, Yield 0.95, Yield change 0.03
    5 year EOD 99 11/32, change -8/32, Yield 1.88, Yield change 0.05
    10 year EOD 98 17/32, change -18/32, Yield 2.92, Yield change 0.07
    30 year EOD 95 15/32, change -1 16/32, Yield 3.75, Yield change 0.09

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