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    Daily Market Commentary for April 29, 2010

    Unemployment Data

    Stocks soared triple digits this morning when the latest unemployment data was released. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Initial Jobless Claims:
    U.S. Week of April 17 Jobless Claims Revised to 459K from 456K; U.S. Week of April 17 Continuing Claims fell 18K to 4,645,000; U.S. Jobless Claims fell 11K to 448K in Week of April 24; Compared to Survey of a decrease by 11K.

    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 gain 122.28 points, EOD 11,167.55
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 89.57, EOD 7,589.29
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 40.19 points, EOD 2,511.92
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 15.32 points, EOD 1,206.68
    BEL 20 (BEL20) rose 55.5 points, EOD 2,561.69
    CAC 40 (CAC40) rose 53.62 points, EOD 3,840.62
    FTSE100 (UKX100) rose 31.23 points, EOD 5,475.49
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) unchanged, EOD 10,925.79

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,343, declined stock prices 788, unchanged stock prices 86, stock prices hitting new highs 307 and stock prices hitting new lows 13. 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: POT gain 1.51, HOD 111.64, LOD 107.71, EOD 110.52; BCO shed 1.49, HOD 28.49, LOD 26.00, EOD 26.77; HAR shed 11.56, HOD 44.27, LOD 39.75, EOD 39.76; CVD shed 2.00, HOD 58.69, LOD 56.23, EOD 58.50; CME gain 1.32, HOD 338.16, LOD 320.51, EOD 331.63.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,052, declined stock prices 725, unchanged stock prices 101, stock prices hitting new highs 218 and stock prices hitting new lows 15. 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: BIDU gain 88.49, HOD 718.00, LOD 701.00, EOD 709.87; GMCR shed 9.38, HOD 80.80, LOD 76.72, EOD 77.53; FLSR gain 22.74, HOD 152.53, LOD 141.69, EOD 150.87; ILMN gain 4.88, HOD 43.11, LOD 40.87, EOD 42.52; DNDN gain 10.56, HOD 54.58, LOD 39.65, EOD 50.18; AAPL gain 7.04, HOD 270.00, LOD 262.08, EOD 268.08; AKAM gain 6.54, HOD 40.10, LOD 36.55, EOD 39.63.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 302, declined stock prices 185, unchanged stock prices 40, stock prices hitting new highs 27 and stock prices hitting new lows 4.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1202.75; Change 12.75
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,039.75; Change 33.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 11,115; Change 102
    E-mini S&P MidCap 400 (MF) Mar 10: EOD 838.20; Change 10.60
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 11,070; Change 120

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7553 to U.S. Dollars 1.3200
    Japanese Yen 94.0650 to U.S. Dollars 0.0106
    British Pound 0.6524 to U.S. Dollars 1.5300
    Canadian Dollar 1.0054 to U.S. Dollars 0.9946
    Swiss Franc 1.0829 to U.S. Dollars 0.9233

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (June 10) gain $1.95, EOD $85.17 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (May 10) gain $0.02, EOD $2.25 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (June 10) shed $0.36, EOD $3.98 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (May 10) gain $0.02, EOD $2.36 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (May 10) shed $2.90, EOD $1,168.40 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (May 10) gain $0.44, EOD $18.55 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (May 10) gain $22.30, EOD $1,733.70 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (May 10) shed $0.03, EOD $3.33 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (May 10) shed $0.60, EOD $87.60
    Pork Bellies (May 10) gain $0.20, EOD $97.40
    Live Cattle (April 10) gain $0.92 EOD $98.98
    Feeder Cattle (April 10) gain $0.22, EOD $113.50

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (May 10) gain $3.50, EOD $360.50
    Soybeans (May 10) gain $3.00, EOD $985.75

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