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    Daily Market Commentary for February 23, 2009 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    The U.S. government stands firmly behind the banking system during this period of financial strain to ensure it will be able to perform its key function of providing credit to households and businesses. (read more)

    Economic data released today: n/a

    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 250.73 points to end the trading session at 7,114.94
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) triple digit loss of 170.73 points to end the trading session at 4,633.78
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) loss of 53.51 points to end the trading session at 1,387.72
    S&P 500 (SPX) loss of 26.72 points to end the trading session at 743.33
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 14.78 points to end the trading session at 1,725.58
    CAC 40 (CAC40) loss of 22.68 points to end the trading session at 2,727.87
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 38.33 points to end the trading session at 3,850.73
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) - Closed Feb 23 - triple digit loss of 141.27 points at the end the trading session at 7,416.38

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 456, declined stock prices 2,686, unchanged stock prices 73, stock prices hitting new highs 4 and stock prices hitting new lows 401. 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: Apache (NYSE: APA) stock price shed 4.34 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $65.23, low on the trading session $59.42, with a closing stock price at $59.50; ProShares Ultrashort S&P 500 (NYSE: SDS) stock price gained 6.25 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $97.68, low on the trading session $89.02, with a closing stock price at $97.27; BP plc (NYSE: BP) stock price shed 1.45 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $40.52, low on the trading session $38.53, with a closing stock price at $38.65; HealthSpring (NYSE: HS) stock price shed 4.83 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $13.89, low on the trading session $9.67, with a closing stock price at $9.98; Wells Fargo & company (NYSE: WFC) stock price gained 0.12 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $12.95, low on the trading session $10.56, with a closing stock price at $11.03; Humana (NYSE: HUM) stock price shed 9.71 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $36.86, low on the trading session $30.19, with a closing stock price at $30.83; Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) stock price shed 1.34 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $19.52, low on the trading session $17.10, with a closing stock price at $17.17; ProShares Ultrashort Financials (NYSE: SKF) stock price gained 13.74 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $201.99, low on the trading session $175.61, with a closing stock price at $201.99; ITT Educational Services (NYSE: ESI) stock price shed 1.54 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $118.08, low on the trading session $112.35, with a closing stock price at $116.01; ProShares Ultrashort Real Estate (NYSE: SRS) stock price gained 10.11 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $83.27, low on the trading session $69.94, with a closing stock price at $82.39; Direxion Financial Bear 3X (NYSE: FAZ) stock price gained 7.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $79.51, low on the trading session $64.74, with a closing stock price at $79.51; CME Group (NYSE: CME) stock price shed 8.88 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $186.46, low on the trading session $172.45, with a closing stock price at $172.95; Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) stock price shed 1.67 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $18.21, low on the trading session $15.37, with a closing stock price at $16.27.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 602, declined stock prices 2,204, unchanged stock prices 131, stock prices hitting new highs 4 and stock prices hitting new lows 374. 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: Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price shed 15.47 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $349.80, low on the trading session $329.55, with a closing stock price at $330.98; American Science & Engineering (NasdaqGS: ASEI) stock price shed 5.83 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $75.25, low on the trading session $64.24, with a closing stock price at $68.87; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price shed 4.42 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $138.30, low on the trading session $124.75, with a closing stock price at $129.59.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 173, declined stock prices 384, unchanged stock prices 70, stock prices hitting new highs 6 and stock prices hitting new lows 34.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 09: End of trading session price 744.25; Change for the trading session -25.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 09: End of trading session price 1,137.00; Change for the trading session -34.75
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 09: End of trading session price 7,113; Change for the trading session -239
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 09: End of trading session price 449.20; Change for the trading session -14.50
    E-mini S&P Small Cap 600 (HS) Mar 09: End of trading session price 7,135; Change for the trading session -125

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7868 to U.S. Dollars 1.2709
    Japanese Yen 94.510 to U.S. Dollars 0.0106
    British Pound 0.6905 to U.S. Dollars 1.4483
    Canadian Dollar 1.2501 to U.S. Dollars 0.7999
    Swiss Franc 1.1682 to U.S. Dollars 0.8560

    COMMODITY MARKETS:

    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 09) shed $1.59 on the trading session for a closing price of $38.44 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (April 09) shed $0.02 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.17 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (April 09) gained $0.06 on the trading session for a closing price of $4.10 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 09) shed $0.03 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.04 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 09) shed $7.20 on the trading session for a closing price of $995.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 09) shed $0.04 on the trading session for a closing price of $14.45 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 09) shed $16.20 on the trading session for a closing price of $1,082.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 09) gained $0.02 on the trading session for a closing price of $1.45 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 09) gained 0.30 on the trading session for a closing price of 58.23
    Pork Bellies (May 09) shed 0.20 on the trading session for a closing price of 75.65
    Live Cattle (April 09) gained 0.53 on the trading session for a closing price of 83.95
    Feeder Cattle (March 09) shed 0.13 on the trading session for a closing price of 89.68

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 09) gained 1.75 on the trading session for a closing price of 361.25
    Soybeans (May 09) gained 12.75 on the trading session for a closing price of 876.00

    BOND MARKET:

    2 year Bond Closing price 99 28/32, change 1/32, Yield 0.93, Yield change -0.01
    5 year Bond closing price of 99 20/32, change 1/32, Yield 1.82, Yield change -0.01
    10 year Bond closing price 99 25/32, change 5/32, Yield 2.77, Yield change -0.02
    30 year Bond closing price 99 18/32, change 25/32, Yield 3.52, Yield change -0.04

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