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U.S. Financial Crisis

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    Daily Market Commentary for April 20, 2009

    The U.S. financial crisis is far from over. (read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Leading Indicators by U.S. Conference Board:
    March Leading Index fell 0.3%; March Coincident Index fell 0.4%; March Lagging Index fell 0.4%.

    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 289.60 points, EOD 7,841.73
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit loss 260.48 points, EOD 5,220.12
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) loss 64.86 points, EOD 1,608.21
    S&P 500 (SPX) loss 37.21 points, EOD 832.39
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss 66.77 points, EOD 1,856.69
    CAC 40 (CAC40) triple digit loss 122.56 points, EOD 2,969.40
    FTSE100 (UKX100) triple digit loss 101.94 points, EOD 3,990.86
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 17.17 points, EOD 8,924.75

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 264, declined stock prices 2,438, unchanged stock prices 482, 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: PRU: shed 4.14 points, HOD $27, LOD $23.62, EOD $23.38; BBT: shed 3.63 points, HOD $22, LOD $19.54, EOD $19.79; CME - shed 14.84 points, HOD $240.63, LOD $222.57, EOD $222.57: SKF: gain 11.80 points, HOD $70.84, LOD $63.02, EOD $70.45; ETN: shed 4.33 points, HOD $41.86, LOD $39.85, EOD $40.42; DB: shed 7.90 points, HOD $50.97, LOD $47.54, EOD $47.66; VNO: shed 5.71 points, HOD $44.97, LOD $40.13, EOD $40.30.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 464, declined stock prices 2,329, unchanged stock prices 101, stock prices hitting new highs 6 and stock prices hitting new lows 17.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: BBEP: shed 3.01 points, HOD $6.45, LOD $5.53, EOD $5.76; BIDU: shed 10.09 points, HOD $207.77, LOD $200, EOD $200; WFSL: shed 2.07 points, HOD $13.11, LOD $11.42, EOD $11.48; ISRG: shed 4.37 points, HOD $132.95, LOD $125.50, EOD $125.98; FSLR - shed 5.80 points, HOD $142.38, LOD $138.07, EOD $138.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 171, declined stock prices 328, unchanged stock prices 112, stock prices hitting new highs 9 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) June 09: EOD 831.75; Change 0.00
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) June 09: EOD 1,313; Change 2
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) June 09: EOD 7,811; Change -3
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) June 09: EOD 522.60; Change -0.10
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) June 09; EOD 8,969040; Change 0

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7738 to U.S. Dollars 1.2923
    Japanese Yen 97.91 to U.S. Dollars 0.01012
    British Pound 0.6882 to U.S. Dollars 1.4531
    Canadian Dollar 1.2393 to U.S. Dollars 0.8069
    Swiss Franc 1.1686 to U.S. Dollars 0.8557

    COMMODITY MARKETS:

    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (May 09) shed $4.45, EOD $45.88 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (June 09) shed $0.09, EOD $1.35 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (May 09) shed $0.20, EOD $3.67 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 09) shed $0.08, EOD $1.41 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (June 09) gain $19.60, EOD $880.50 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 09) shed $0.47, EOD $11.79 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (July 09) shed $44.50, EOD $1,167.10 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (July 09) gain $0.09, EOD $0.09 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (June 09) shed 1.33, EOD 72.30
    Pork Bellies (May 09) shed 2.68, EOD 82.05
    Live Cattle (June 09) shed 1.90, EOD 84.50
    Feeder Cattle (August 09) shed 1.25, EOD 100.75

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (July 09) shed 7.00, EOD 378.75
    Soybeans (July 09) shed 30, EOD 1,011.50

    BOND MARKET:
    2 year EOD 99 29/32, change 3/32, Yield 0.91, Yield change -0.05
    5 year EOD 99 25/32, change 15/32, Yield 1.79, Yield change -0.10
    10 year EOD 99 9/32, change 31/32, Yield 2.83, Yield change -0.11
    30 year EOD 96 23/32, change 2, Yield 3.68, Yield change -0.11

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