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    Daily Market Commentary for August 21, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

    Events going on around the world create an adverse reaction in the markets whether it be Stocks, Futures or Forex. Uncertainty in these ongoing world events, tend to move the markets in one direction or another and, those movements may consist of a general, flat lined direction. (read more)

    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 session on the world market as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) gain of 11.40 points on the day to end the trading session at 11,428.83
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain of 37.23 points to end the trading session at 8,314.14
    NASDAQ loss of 8.70 points to end the trading session at 2,380.38
    S&P 500 gain of 3.10 points to end the trading session at 1,277.64
    FTSE All-World excluding - U.S. gain of 0.44 points to end the trading session at 218.12
    FTSE RAFI 1000 gain of 9.10 points to end the trading session at 4,993.24
    BEL 20 (BEL20) loss of 29.61 points to end the trading session at 2,970.91
    CAC 40 (CAC40) loss of 61.26 points to end the trading session at 4,304.61
    FTSE100 (UKX100) loss of 1.6 points to end the trading session at 5,370.20
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) loss of 99.48 points on the day to end the trading session at 12,752.21

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the day:
    Advanced stock prices 1,357; declined stock prices 1,802; unchanged stock prices 91; stock prices hitting new highs 9 and stock prices hitting new lows 118.
    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: Massey Energy Company (MEE) stock price gained 4.41 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $70.16, low on the trading session $66.05 for a closing stock price at $69.67; CRM Salesforce.com Incorporated (CRM) stock price shed 12.05 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $58.47, low on the trading session $52.73 for a closing stock price at $53.25; Monsanto Company (MON) stock price gained 1.23 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $120.43, low on the trading session $117.23 for a closing stock price at $119.31; GameStop Corporation (GME) stock price shed 0.04 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $43.86, low on the trading session $39.90 for a closing stock price at $43.48; Potash Corporation Saskatchewan (POT) stock price gained 8.89 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $186.43, low on the trading session $17.10 for a closing stock price at $185.41; Limited Brands Incorporated (LTD) stock price gained 2.31 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $20.66, low on the trading session $18.35 for a closing stock price at $20.28; Burger King Holdings Incorporated (BKC) stock price shed 1.95 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $27.29, low on the trading session $25.16 for a closing stock price at $25.50; NYSE Euronext (NYX) stock price shed 1.12 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $39.51, low on the trading session $38.00 for a closing stock price at $38.77; Arch Coal Incorporated (ACI) stock price gained 4.22 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $57.45, low on the trading session $53.50 for a closing stock price at $56.59; CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (CF) stock price gained 5.64 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $146.59, low on the trading session $139.00 for a closing stock price at $145.54; Dick's Sporting Goods Incorporated (DKS) stock price gained 2.63 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $21.41, low on the trading session $19.21 for a closing stock price at $20.92; Sunoco Incorporated (SUN) stock price shed 1.54 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $41.78, low on the trading session $40.33 for a closing stock price at $40.46.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,053; declined stock prices 1,755; unchanged stock prices 143; stock prices hitting new highs 18; stock prices hitting new lows 79.
    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: JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) stock price shed 1.56 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $10.58, low on the trading session $9.79 for a closing stock price at $10.34; Children's Place Retail Store Incorporated (PLCE) stock price gained 4.28 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $42.50, low on the trading session $39.53 for a closing stock price at $41.04; Synopsys, Incorporated (SNPS) stock price shed 2.82 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $22.10, low on the trading session $19.59 for a closing stock price at $21.32; Integral Systems Incorporated (ISYS) stock price shed 4.01 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $49.80, low on the trading session $44.27 for a closing stock price at $45.95; Alexion Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (ALXN) stock price shed 1.72 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $90.30, low on the trading session $86.17 for a closing stock price at $88.01; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) stock price gained 1.93 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $489.89, low on the trading session $479.27 for a closing stock price at $486.93; First Solar Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) stock price gained 6.75 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $282.41, low on the trading session $271.12 for a closing stock price at $279.74; Fuel Systems Solutions Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSYS) stock price gained 0.51 points on the trading session, high on the trading session $57.47, low on the trading session $51.35 for a closing stock price at $56.06.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for today:
    Advanced stock prices 609; declined stock prices 542; unchanged stock prices 102; stock prices hitting new highs 5; stock prices hitting new lows 30.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market activity for the day, at time of this posting for September 2008 Contracts:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) end of day price 1,275.25 change -0.25
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) end of day price 1,907.25, change 0.00
    E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMP) end of day price 380.30, change 1.00
    $5 DJIA (YM) end of day price 11,406, change -2

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.6715 to U.S. Dollars 1.4893
    Japanese Yen 108.53 to U.S. Dollars 0.0092
    British Pound 0.5327 to U.S. Dollars 1.8773
    Canadian Dollar 1.0435 to U.S. Dollars 0.9583
    Swiss Franc 1.0866 to U.S. Dollars 0.9203

    Commodity Markets:
    Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYMEX: NYM) gained $5.62 on the day for a closing price of $121.18 a barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.14 on the day for a closing price of $3.33 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.25 on the day for a closing price of $8.43 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (NYMEX: NYM) gained $0.13 on the day for a closing price of $3.05 a gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets:
    Gold Market Price (COMEX: CMX) gained $22.70 on the day for a closing price of $839.00 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.69 on the day for a closing price of $13.84 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (NYMEX: NYM) gained $89.90 on the day for a closing price of $1,458.80 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (COMEX: CMX) gained $0.14 on the day for a closing price of $3.54 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.33 on the day for a closing price of 74.78
    Pork Bellies (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.68 on the day for a closing price of 98.58
    Live Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) gained 1.30 on the day for a closing price of 106.30
    Feeder Cattle (Chicago Mercantile Exchange: CME) shed 0.65 on the day for a closing price of 112.53

    Other Commodities (cents per bushel):
    Corn (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 22.50 on the day for a closing price of 617.50
    Soybeans (Chicago Board of Trade: CBT) gained 48.00 on the day for a closing price of 1,348.00

    Bond Market:
    2 year bond shed 4/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 26/32 with a Yield of 2.31, Yield Change +0.06
    5 year bond shed 8/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 13/32 with a Yield of 3.06, Yield Change +0.05
    10 year bond shed 9/32 on the day for a closing price of 101 12/32 with a Yield of 3.83, Yield Change +0.04
    30 year bond shed 11/32 on the day for a closing price of 100 18/32 with a Yield of 4.46, Yield Change +0.02

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