1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Treasury Secretary

Discussion in 'Forex Daily News & Outlook' started by MTnews, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. MTnews

    MTnews Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    0
    Daily Market Commentary for March 24, 2009

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner were on Capital Hill today being drilled by the House Financial Services Committee about the AIG bonuses. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    State Street Investor Confidence Index:
    State Street's global investor confidence index for March fell 2.7 points to 70.0 with revision for February at 72.7. The report warns that investors must hedge against the risk of a sudden switch from hoarding cash to dishoarding cash as a result of economic improvement and of stimulus efforts: "Institutions seem to appreciate this and are moving to a less defensive risk stance."

    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 loss of 115.57 points to end the trading session at 7,660.29
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit loss of 121.53 points to end the trading session at 5,064.33
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) loss of 38.02 points to end the trading session at 1,517.75
    S&P 500 (SPX) loss of 16.67 points to end the trading session at 806.25
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 4.73 points to end the trading session at 1,749.29
    CAC 40 (CAC40) loss of 4.82 points to end the trading session at 2,874.39
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 41.35 points to end the trading session at 3,911.46
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) triple digit gain of 272.77 points to end the trading session at 8,488.30

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 705, declined stock prices 1,982, unchanged stock prices 506, stock prices hitting new highs 9 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: Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP) stock price shed 1.77 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $134.61, low on the trading session $124.71, with a closing stock price at $131.02; Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) stock price shed 1.51 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $115.65, low on the trading session $109.34 with a closing stock price at $110.42; ProShares Ultrashort Financials (NYSE: SKF) stock price gained 8.47 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $99.98, low on the trading session $88.91, with a closing stock price at $99.10; CME Group (NYSE: CME) stock price shed 26.43 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $258.88, low on the trading session $237.01, with a closing stock price at $238.00.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 833, declined stock prices 1,910, unchanged stock prices 132, stock prices hitting new highs 15 and stock prices hitting new lows 18. 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: Hub Group (NasdaqGS: HUBG) stock price shed 2.13 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $16.74, low on the trading session $14.63, with a closing stock price at $16.04; First Solar (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price shed 2.02 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $133.92, low on the trading session $128.02, with a closing stock price at $129.00; Baidu.com (NasdaqGS: BIDU) stock price gained 5.54 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $197.69, low on the trading session $184.46, with a closing stock price at $188.14.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 251, declined stock prices 289, unchanged stock prices 104, stock prices hitting new highs 5 and stock prices hitting new lows 6.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) June 09: End of trading session price 803.75; Change for the trading session -13.50
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) June 09: End of trading session price 1,235.25; Change for the trading session -16.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) June 09: End of trading session price 7,617; Change for the trading session -95
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) June 09: End of trading session price 485.80; Change for the trading session -8.30

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7429 to U.S. Dollars 1.3460
    Japanese Yen 97.73 to U.S. Dollars 0.0102
    British Pound 0.6820 to U.S. Dollars 1.4663
    Canadian Dollar 1.2309 to U.S. Dollars 0.8124
    Swiss Franc 1.1311 to U.S. Dollars 0.8841

    COMMODITY MARKETS:

    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 09) gained $0.18 on the trading session for a closing price of $53.98 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 09) gained $0.03 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.50 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 09) gained $0.06 on the trading session for a closing price of $4.43 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (April 09) gained $0.01 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.50 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 09) shed $28.70 on the trading session for a closing price of $923.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 09) shed $0.50 on the trading session for a closing price of $13.38 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (July 09) shed $25.20 on the trading session for a closing price of $1,122.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 09) shed $0.04 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.81 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (June 09) gained 0.53 on the trading session for a closing price of 73.15
    Pork Bellies (May 09) no change on the trading session for a closing price of 88.50
    Live Cattle (June 09) shed 0.03 on the trading session for a closing price of 83.38
    Feeder Cattle (May 09) gained 0.80 on the trading session for a closing price of 96.85

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 09) shed 1.75 on the trading session for a closing price of 393.75
    Soybeans (May 09) gained 11.50 on the trading session for a closing price of 967.00

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year Bond Closing price 99 29/32, change -1/32, Yield 0.91, Yield change 0.02
    5 year Bond closing price of 100 23/32, change -5/32, Yield 1.72, Yield change 0.04
    10 year Bond closing price 100 16/32, change -8/32, Yield 2.69, Yield change 0.03
    30 year Bond closing price 98 3/32, change 1 21/32, Yield 3.60, Yield change -0.06

    Access upcoming scheduled economic data anytime by viewing the Economic Calendar from Millennium-Traders, free access to visitors on our website.

    Visitors may subscribe to our free Weekly MarketNews for a review of the previous weeks trading news plus, view upcoming economic data scheduled for the week ahead.

    Review current edition as well as, archives of the News & Commentary plus, view complete details of calls made in our Trading Rooms and stock picks from our Swing Trading service. Traders should review our FREE Monthly Trading Lesson posted on our website.

    Thanks for reading
    Millennium-Traders.Com
     
Loading...

Share This Page