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Trade Deficit

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    Daily Market Commentary for December 10, 2010

    Trade Deficit

    Stocks were rising after news that the trade deficit narrowed in October. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Import Price Index (MoM):
    U.S. November Import Prices rose 1.3%; Compared to Consensus of an increase by 0.8%; October Exports $158.72B, rose 3.2%; Imports $197.44B, fell 0.5%; U.S. November Petroleum Import Prices rose 4.1%.

    Trade Balance:
    U.S. Trade Gap With China Shrinks 8.3% Amid Record-High Exports; U.S. October Trade Deficit $38.71B; Compared to Consensus Deficit of $44.0.

    University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index:
    University of Michigan Mid-December Sentiment 74.2; University of Michigan Mid- December Current Index 85.7; University of Michigan 12-Month Inflation Forecast rose 2.9%; University of Michigan 5-Year Inflation Forecast rose 2.7%.

    Michigan Inflation Expectations:
    University of Michigan Mid-December Expectations 66.8.

    Federal Budget Balance:
    U.S. Government Posts $150.4B November Budget Deficit; U.S. November Budget Deficit is 26th Consecutive Monthly Gap; U.S. Deficit $290.8B So Far in Fiscal Year 2011, Down from 2010.

    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 35.04 points, EOD 11,405.10
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 38.57, EOD 7,820.71
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 21.86 points, EOD 2,638.53
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 6.59 points, EOD 1,239.59
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 3.6 points, EOD 2,628.00
    CAC 40 (CAC40) shed 0.7 points, EOD 3,857.35
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 4.99 points, EOD 5,812.95
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 73.93 points, EOD 10,211.95

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,961, declined stock prices 1,100, unchanged stock prices 99, stock prices hitting new highs 3 and stock prices hitting new lows 3. 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: CME shed 0.27, HOD 323.26, LOD 315.94, EOD 321.51; BEC gain 15.14, HOD 74.85, LOD 71.90, EOD 72.20.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,828, declined stock prices 841, unchanged stock prices 131, stock prices hitting new highs n/a and stock prices hitting new lows n/a. 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: NFLX gain 3.77, HOD 197.97, LOD 192.50, EOD 194.84; FFIV gain 4.54, HOD 143.55, LOD 138.68, EOD 143.42; AAPL gain 0.04, HOD 68.39, LOD 67.63, EOD 67.92; ABMD gain 0.02, HOD 9.50, LOD 9.25, EOD 9.45; PCLN gain 4.89, HOD 423.70, LOD 413.50, EOD 420.00; YOKU shed 5.79, HOD 50.00, LOD 36.20, EOD 36.80.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 263, declined stock prices 213, unchanged stock prices 33, stock prices hitting new highs 2 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) Mar 10: EOD 1240.25; Change 7.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,214.75; Change 13.50
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 11,402; Change 40
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,205; Change -50

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7559 to U.S. Dollars 1.3200
    Japanese Yen 83.8950 to U.S. Dollars 0.0119
    British Pound 0.6327 to U.S. Dollars 1.58
    Canadian Dollar 1.0090 to U.S. Dollars 0.991
    Swiss Franc 0.9808 to U.S. Dollars 1.02

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (January 11) shed $0.58, EOD $87.79 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (January 11) shed $0.00, EOD $2.46 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (January 11) shed $0.04, EOD $4.42 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (January 11) shed $0.03, EOD $2.31 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (February 11) shed $7.90, EOD $1,384.90 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 11) shed $0.21, EOD $28.60 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (January 11) shed $3.60, EOD $1,675.30 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 11) gain $0.02, EOD $4.11 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (February 11) shed $0.75, EOD $75.15
    Pork Bellies (February 11) gain $0.50, EOD $105.00
    Live Cattle (February 11) shed $0.67, EOD $103.95
    Feeder Cattle (January 11) shed $0.12, EOD $118.20

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 11) unchanged, EOD $574.25
    Soybeans (January 11) shed $8.50, EOD $1,273.00

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