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Somerset, PA, United States, 2007/01/30 - Written for day traders, active traders and investors. A review of the market activity for the day, economic data plus, world news.
The session was controlled by the Bulls however, the afternoon session was all but flat lined as investors and day traders await the FOMC meeting results scheduled for tomorrow. At the closing bell, here is how the major indices ended the day: the DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) moved higher by 32.53 points to end the session at 12523.31; the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) moved lower by 66.84 points to end at 9206.39; the NASDAQ moved higher by 7.55 points to close at 2448.64; the S&P 500 gained 8.20 points to end at 1428.82 and the RUSSELL 2000 gained 4.87 points to close at 797.97.
The FTSE All-World Index ex-US (top Large/Mid Cap aggregate from over 2,700 stocks from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS) which covers 90% of the worlds investable market capitalization) moved higher by 0.99 to close at 240.68 and the FTSE RAFI 1000 moved higher by 30.51 points to close at 5987.09.
Economic data released for the day:
ICSC-UBS Store Sales: Weekly measure of comparable store sales at major retail chains which is related to the general merchandise portion of retail sales, as reported by the International Council of Shopping Centers. This date accounts for approximately 10% of total retail sales. For week of January 27th Store Sales week over week change fell by 0.9% and Store Sales year over year came in at 4.9%.
Redbook: General merchandise portion of retail sales covering only approximately 10% of total retail sales, this data is a weekly measure of sales at department stores, chain stores and discounters.
Consumer Confidence: A compilation by the Conference Board of a survey of five thousand consumer attitudes, across the country, on present economic conditions and expectations of future conditions. U.S. Conference Board January Consumer Confidence came in at 110.3 versus December reading of 110.0; U.S. Conference Board January Present Situation Index came in at 133.9 versus December reading of 130.5 and U.S. Conference Board January Expectations Index came in at 94.5 versus December reading of 96.3.
On the commodities markets, the trend was higher across the board today: Light crude moved higher by $2.96 to close at $56.98 a barrel; Heating Oil closed higher by $0.09 today to close at $1.65 a gallon; Natural Gas moved higher by $0.80 to end the day at $7.74 per million BTU and Unleaded Gas closed higher by $0.08 today at $1.52 a gallon.
Metals ended the session higher across the board today: Gold moved higher by $1.10 to close at $650.20 an ounce; Silver closed higher by $0.13 at $13.38 an ounce; Platinum gained $5.90 to close at $1,180.60 an ounce and Copper ended the day higher by $0.02 to close at $2.56 per pound.
On the Livestock and Meat markets, the trend was lower across the board today: Lean Hogs closed lower by 0.45 to close at 67.25; Pork Bellies closed the day lower by 0.05 at 98.50; Live Cattle closed lower by 0.78 to end the day at 92.63 and Feeder Cattle ended the day lower by 0.55 to close at 94.85.
Other Commodities: Corn gained 4.75 to close at 404.75 and Soybeans moved nicely higher by 11.50 to close at 721.00.
Bonds were higher across the board today: 2 year bond closed higher by 1/32 at 99 26/32; 5 year bond closed higher by 3/32 at 99 16/32; 10 year bond closed higher by 5/32 at 98 5/32 and the 30 year bond closed higher by 8/32 at 92 21/32.
The end of day results for the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) which is comprised of the total Exchange Volume for Futures and Options (EVFO) including Electronic, Open Auction and Cash Exchange ended the day at 2,498,116. Open Interest for Futures moved higher by 31,540 to close at 9,264,539 and the Open Interest for Options moved higher by 160,035 to close at 7,469,259 for a total Open Interest of 16,734,969 for a total gain on the day by 191,478.
The mini Dow ended the session with a gain today of 34 to close at 12559. The total Dow Exchange Volume for the day came in at 107,572 which are comprised of Electronic, Open Auction and Cash Exchange. Traders should review workshops available at the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) Educational in-person seminars schedules available on CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) website.
New York Stock Exchange movers for the day:
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Incorporated (CME) fell sharply by 7.60 points to end at $568.25 for the day; Rio Tinto plc (RTP) posted a gain of 4.69 points to close at $215.00; United States Steel Corporation (X) moved higher by 3.39 points to end at $80.27; 3M Company (MMM) fell 4.26 points for a closing price of $74.70 and NYMEX Holdings Incorporated (NMX) climbed higher by 4.09 points to close at $131.51.
On the NASDAQ today, advancers came in at 1,842; decliners totaled 1,191; unchanged came in at 160; new highs came in at 159 and new lows came in at 31, same as yesterday. Gainers and losers for the day on the NASDAQ: NutriSystem (NTRI) fell sharply by 10.08 points to close at $47.80; The Enstar Group (ESGR) gained 4.71 points to close at $103.66 on very little volume; Hydril Company (HYDL) gained 3.22 points to close at $78.04 and Align Technology Incorporated (ALGN) gained 2.85 points for a close at $16.62.
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