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Article by MTnews    (05-19-08 05:30 PM)

Daily Market Commentary for May 19, 2008 from Millennium-Traders.Com

As the markets began the holiday trading week, the Bulls were in control proposing a nice rally. During the mid afternoon trading session, the NASDAQ took a sharp turn southbound, ending the trading day in negative territory. The DOW successfully held its own in positive territory into the closing bell, but gave up quite a bit of its triple digit gain seen, during the market session. (read more http://www.millennium-traders.com/news/newscomment...

At the closing bell on the Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. indices ended the session on the U.S. Markets:
DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) gain of 41.36 points on the day to end the session at 13,028.16
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) loss of 0.23 points to end the session at 9,602.78
NASDAQ loss of 12.79 points for a close at 2,516.09
S&P 500 gain of 1.28 points for a close at 1,426.63
FTSE All-World ex-U.S. gain of 1.84 points to close at 259.10
FTSE RAFI 1000 loss of 19.70 points for a close at 5,715.49
BEL 20 gain of 32.05 points to close at 3,843.78
CAC 40 gain of 64.28 points to close at 5,142.10
FTSE100 gain of 95.4 points to close at 6,375.5
NIKKEI 225 gain of 50.1 points to close at 14,269.6

News on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today: advanced stocks 1,497; declined stocks 1,659; unchanged stocks 115; stocks hitting new highs 170; stocks hitting new lows 17. Daily Trading Range and end of day trading results for volatile stocks on the NYSE traded by active Day Traders today: Campbell Soup Corporation (NYSE: CPB) shed 2.16 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $36.40, low on the trading day $33.40, for a closing price at $33.79; Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) shed 2.18 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $127.25, low on the trading day $121.20, for a closing price at $12.30; Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) gained 5.42 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $84.73, low on the trading day $77.55, for a closing price at $82.89; DeVry, Inc (NYSE: DV) shed 2.33 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $56.11, low on the trading day $51.14, for a closing price at $54.34; Excel Maritime Carriers, Limited (NYSE: EXM) shed 3.90 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $60.99, low on the trading day $53.27, for a closing price at $53.82; Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) gained 2.63 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $100.10, low on the trading day $93.61, for a closing price at $96.04; Monsanto Corporation (NYSE: MON) shed 2.92 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $125.27, low on the trading day $121.05, for a closing price at $122.19; Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE: ACH) gained 1.81 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $47.95, low on the trading day $45.81, for a closing price at $45.13; Campbell Soup Corporation (NYSE: CPB) shed 2.21 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $36.40, low on the trading day $33.40, for a closing price at $33.75; LDK Solar Corporation Limited (NYSE: LDK) gained 2.78 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $42.61, low on the trading day $37.68, for a closing price at $40.00; Mechel Open Joint Stock Company (NYSE: MTL) shed 0.67 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $175.99, low on the trading day $166.42, for a closing price at $168.32; CME Group, Incorporated (NYSE: CME) gained 6.68 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $497.50, low on the trading day $478.05, for a closing price at $484.68; Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR) gained 1.44 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $72.91 low on the trading day $70.39, for a closing price at $72.11; Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Incorporated (NYSE: POT) shed 8.92 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $209.99, low on the trading day $196.28, for a closing price at $198.08; Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) gained 0.92 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $198.00, low on the trading day $190.79, for a closing price at $192.29.

News on the NASDAQ today: advanced stocks 1,212 declined stocks 1,704; unchanged stocks 131; stocks hitting new highs 63; stocks hitting new lows 67. Trading range and end of day trading results for volatile NASDAQ stocks traded by active Day Traders today: United Therapeutics Corporation (NasdaqGS: UTHR) gained 0.51 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $93.95, low on the trading day $91.26, for a closing price at $93.10; China Precision Steel, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: CPSL) gained 1.99 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $8.48, low on the trading day $6.46, for a closing price at $7.96; Solarfun Power Holdings Corporation Limited NasdaqGS: SOLF) gained 2.34 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $27.74, low on the trading day $23.11, for a closing price at $25.18; Google Incorporated (NasdaqGS: GOOG) shed 2.55 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $588.88, low on the trading day $573.52, for a closing price at $577.52; Baidu.com, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: BIDU) gained 6.41 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $382.35, low on the trading day $365.41, for a closing price at $371.00; Apple Incorporated (NasdaqGS: AAPL) shed 4.02 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $188.69, low on the trading day $181.30, for a closing price at $183.60; Raven Industries Incorporated (NasdaqGS: RAVN) gained 1.97 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $39.50, low on the trading day $33.69, for a closing price at $34.38; Tel Offshore Trust (NasdaqGS: TELOZ) shed 5.07 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $34.99, low on the trading day $28.40, for a closing price at $29.34; Intuitive Surgical, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: ISRG) shed 1.25 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $308.73, low on the trading day $297.61, for a closing price at $298.50; First Solar, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: FSLR) shed 15.24 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $312.85, low on the trading day $292.82 for a closing price at $295.90; DryShips, Incorporated (NasdaqGS: DRYS) shed 5.74 points on the trading day, high on the trading day $116.43, low on the trading day $103.66, for a closing price at $105.00.

News on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) today: advanced stocks 686; declined stocks 538; unchanged stocks 72; stocks hitting new highs 69; stocks hitting new lows 17.

Commodities Markets
Energy Sector: Light Crude (NYM) gained $0.76 on the day to close at $127.05 a barrel ($US per bbl.); Heating Oil (NYM) shed $0.02 on the day to close at $3.69 a gallon ($US per gal.); Natural Gas (NYM) shed $0.15 on the day to close at $11.11 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.); Unleaded Gas (NYM) gained $0.01 on the day to close at $3.24 a gallon ($US per gal.).

Metals Markets: Gold (CMX) gained $5.90 to close at $905.80 ($US per Troy oz.); Silver (CMX) gained $0.07 to close at $17.03 ($US per Troy oz.); Platinum (NYM) gained $26.20 on the day to close at $2,158.20 ($US per Troy oz.) and Copper (CMX) shed $0.05 to close at $3.78 ($US per lb.).

Livestock and Meat Markets (cents per lb.): Lean Hogs (CME) shed 0.15 to close at 76.10; Pork Bellies (CME) shed 0.63 to close at 77.05; Live Cattle (CME) shed 1.20 to close at 97.90; Feeder Cattle (CME) shed 1.33 to close at 111.75.

Other Commodities (cents per bu.): Corn (CBT) shed 4.25 to close the session at 586.75 and Soybeans (CBT) shed 45.00 to close session at 1,333.00.

Bond action for the day: 2 year bond gained 3/32 to close at 99 15/32 with a Yield of 2.39, Yield Change -0.05; 5 year bond gained 4/32 to close at 100 6/32 with a Yield of 3.07, Yield Change -0.02; 10 year bond shed 8/32 to close at 99 31/32 with a Yield of 3.82, Yield Change -0.02; the 30 year bond gained 5/32 to close at 96 28/32 on the day with a Yield of 4.56, Yield Change -0.01.

The e-mini Dow $5 ended the commodity session today at 13,000 with a gain of 17 points on the trading session. Futures Traders should review workshops available at the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade). Educational in-person seminars schedules available on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) website.

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