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    Daily Market Commentary for February 19, 2010

    U.S. Federal Reserve

    Economic data released today:

    U.S. Federal Reserve surprised investors when it raised the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    CPI [Consumer Price Index]:
    U.S. Real Average Weekly Earnings rose 0.2% in January; U.S. January CPI Energy Prices rose 2.8%; U.S. January CPI Food Prices rose 0.2%; U.S. January Consumer Prices rose 0.2%; compared to consensus of an increase by 0.3%; U.S. January CPI Excluding-Food & Energy fell 0.1%; compared to consensus of an increase by 0.1%; U.S. January CPI Unrounded rose 0.167%; U.S. January CPI Unrounded Core fell 0.136%; Drop in Core Inflation Rate is First Since 1982.

    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 9.83 points, EOD 10,402.73
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 2.87, EOD 7,083.25
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 0.77 points, EOD 2,242.48
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 1.97 points, EOD 1,108.72
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 9.32 points, EOD 2,527.73
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 21.71 points, EOD 3,769.54
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 33.08 points, EOD 5,358.17
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) shed 215.6 points, EOD 10,123.58

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,783 declined stock prices 1,314, unchanged stock prices 103, stock prices hitting new highs 186 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: CME gain 0.11, HOD 298.49, LOD 289.50, EOD 291.80; ESI gain 0.07, HOD 103.40, LOD 99.67, EOD 103.31; FAS gain 0.84, HOD 73.45, LOD 70.49, EOD 72.63; EDC shed 2.78, HOD 113.42, LOD 109.40, EOD 111.17; UAM shed 0.02, HOD 15.27, LOD 14.31, EOD 14.50; SII gain 4.35, HOD 38.16, LOD 36.95, EOD 37.70.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,410, declined stock prices 1,253, unchanged stock prices 149, stock prices hitting new highs 147 and stock prices hitting new lows 11. 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: XNPT gain 1.71, HOD 8.40, LOD 6.71, EOD 8.38; TLVT shed 4.10, HOD 32.96, LOD 27.10, EOD 29.31; FSLR shed 10.29, HOD 118.49, LOD 115.12, EOD 116.00; PCLN shed 2.38, HOD 233.50, LOD 229.67, EOD 230.57; INTU gain 2.40, HOD 33.15, LOD 32.20, EOD 32.72; GPRO shed 0.16, HOD 44.17, LOD 43.02, EOD 43.54; SLXP shed 2.53, HOD 26.22, LOD 24.11, EOD 25.58; APOL shed 4.53, HOD 58.16, LOD 55.25, EOD 56.92; CSIQ shed 3.89, HOD 22.10, LOD 20.61, EOD 20.85.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 220, declined stock prices 261, unchanged stock prices 55, stock prices hitting new highs 14 and stock prices hitting new lows 3.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1108.50; Change 3.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 1,823.00; Change 2.25
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 10,396; Change 21
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 739.60; Change 3.40
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,300; Change 120

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7358 U.S. Dollars 1.3591
    Japanese Yen 91.6100 to U.S. Dollars 0.0109
    British Pound 0.6472 to U.S. Dollars 1.5451
    Canadian Dollar 1.0404 to U.S. Dollars 0.9612
    Swiss Franc 1.0772 to U.S. Dollars 0.9283

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 10) gain $0.82, EOD $79.88 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 10) gain $0.02, EOD $2.08 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (April 10) shed $0.11, EOD $5.06 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 10) gain $0.02, EOD $2.09 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 10) gain $3.30, EOD $1,122.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 10) gain $0.35, EOD $16.41 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 10) gain $15.60, EOD $1,538.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 10) gain $0.07, EOD $3.38 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 10) shed $0.63, EOD $69.65
    Pork Bellies (March 10) gain $0.35, EOD $87.55
    Live Cattle (April 10) gain $0.25, EOD $93.30
    Feeder Cattle (March 10) gain $0.13, EOD $102.63

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 10) gain $2.50, EOD $371.75
    Soybeans (May 10) shed $4.50, EOD $954.50

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 29/32, change 0, Yield 0.92, Yield change 0.00
    5 year EOD 99 1/32, change 1/32, Yield 2.45 Yield change -0.01
    10 year EOD 99 23/32, change 6/32, Yield 3.78 Yield change -0.02
    30 year EOD 98 20/32, change 21/32, Yield 4.71, change -0.04

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