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    Daily Market Commentary for August 26, 2009

    Ted Kennedy

    U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy passed away late Tuesday night at his home in Massachusetts after a year long battle with brain cancer. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    MBA Mortgage Applications:
    U.S. MBA Market Index rose 7.5% at 566.4; Last Week 527; U.S. MBA Purchase Index rose 1.0% at 280.4; Last Week 277.7; U.S. MBA Refinance Index rose 12.7% at 2233.5; Last Week 1982.5.

    Durable Goods Orders:
    U.S. July Durable Goods Orders +4.9%; versus consensus +3.0%; U.S. July Durable Goods Orders, Ex-Transportation, +0.8%; U.S. July Durable Goods Orders, Ex-Defense, +4.3%; U.S. June Durable Goods Orders Revised to fall 1.3% from -2.2%.

    New Home Sales:
    U.S. July New Home Sales rose 9.6% to 433K; versus Consensus 390K; U.S. June New Home Sales Revised to 395K from 384K.

    Crude Oil Inventories from Department of Energy (DOE):
    U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles +0.128 million barrels at 343.76 million barrels; U.S. Crude Oil Stockpiles +0.128 million barrels in week; was seen -0.6 million barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles -1.7 million barrels at 208.054 million barrels; U.S. Gasoline Stockpiles -1.7 million barrels in week; was seen -1.1 million barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles +0.767 million barrels at 162.384 million barrels; U.S. Distillate Stockpiles +0.767 million barrels in week; was seen +0.3 million barrels; U.S. Refinery Runs at 84.1% versus 84.0% week ago.

    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) gain 7.78 points, EOD 9,547.07
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) shed 9.41, EOD 6,687.81
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 0.2 points, EOD 2,024.43
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 0.17 points, EOD 1,028.17
    BEL 20 (BEL20) shed 14.65 points, EOD 2,400.15
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 12.27 points, EOD 3,668.34
    FTSE100 (UKX100) shed 26.22 points, EOD 4,890.58
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain 142.35 points, EOD 10,639.71

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,460 declined stock prices 1,599, unchanged stock prices 113, stock prices hitting new highs 93 and stock prices hitting new lows 7. 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: RTP shed 4.52, HOD 157.19, LOD 153.58, EOD 157.04; DY shed 1.94, HOD 14.08, LOD 11.96, EOD 12.24; MA shed 2.24, HOD 208.15, LOD 204.20, EOD 206.69; CME gain 7.71, HOD 277.48, LOD 266.50, EOD 276.26; FAS shed 0.07, HOD 79.00, LOD 75.26, EOD 77.65; MDC gain 1.44, HOD 38.98, LOD 36.61, EOD 38.65; WLT shed 2.15, HOD 59.72, LOD 57.00, EOD 57.63; AIG gain 3.72, HOD 38.05, LOD 33.28, EOD 37.69; IRF gain 1.42, HOD 18.72, LOD 17.70, EOD 18.46; LDK gain 0.48, HOD 9.50, LOD 9.06, EOD 9.33.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,413, declined stock prices 1,286, unchanged stock prices 127, stock prices hitting new highs 65 and stock prices hitting new lows 8. 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: MYGN gain 5.01, HOD 30.91, LOD 28.60, EOD 30.89; DLTR gain 2.23, HOD 51.39, LOD 49.71, EOD 50.13; HGSI gain 1.29, HOD 22.78, LOD 19.42, EOD 20.50; BIDU shed 4.10, HOD 348.12, LOD 340.04, EOD 343.72; FSLR shed 1.43, HOD 128.80, LOD 124.60, EOD 126.75; GRMN gain 1.39, HOD 32.75, LOD 30.79, EOD 31.84; HAIN shed 1.34, HOD 17.38, LOD 16.50, EOD 16.66.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 255, declined stock prices 264, unchanged stock prices 51, stock prices hitting new highs 8 and stock prices hitting new lows 1.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Sept 09: EOD 1027.25; Change 1.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Sept 09: EOD 1,637.25; Change 0.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Sept 09: EOD 9,534; Change 11
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Sept 09: EOD 658.60; Change -0.60
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Sept 09: EOD 10,615; Change 30

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7018 to U.S. Dollars 1.4250
    Japanese Yen 94.1700 to U.S. Dollars 0.0106
    British Pound 0.6156 to U.S. Dollars 1.6244
    Canadian Dollar 1.0970 to U.S. Dollars 0.9116
    Swiss Franc 1.0678 to U.S. Dollars 0.9365

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (October 09) shed $0.62, EOD $71.43 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (October 09) no change $0.00, EOD $1.88 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (September 09) gain $0.01, EOD $3.29 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (September 09) shed $0.02, EOD $1.98 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (December 09) shed $0.20, EOD $945.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (December 09) shed $0.06, EOD $14.29 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (October 09) shed $9.40, EOD $1,238.40 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (December 09) no change $0.00, EOD $2.88 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (October 09) shed $1.25, EOD $47.05
    Pork Bellies (February 10) shed $2.00, EOD $76.45
    Live Cattle (October 09) shed $1.38, EOD $87.38
    Feeder Cattle (October 09) shed $0.65, EOD $99.48

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (December 09) shed $0.50, EOD $326.25
    Soybeans (November 09) shed $2.50, EOD $996.50

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 28/32, change 3.5/32, Yield 1.05, Yield change 0.04
    5 year EOD 100 27/32, change 1/32, Yield 2.43, Yield change -0.01
    10 year EOD 101 20/32, change 2/32, Yield 3.43, Yield change 0.00
    30 year EOD 105 8/32, change 19/32, Yield 4.19, change -0.03

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