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Somerset, PA, United States, 2007/01/26 - Written for day traders, active traders and investors. A review of the market activity for the day, economic data plus, world news.
A mixed whippy market plagued today’s session as we rapped up the last full week of January. The markets didn’t know which way to go and into the afternoon, the session was all but flat lined creating a dull end of the week close for investors and day traders. Ahead of the FOMC meeting next week, concerns are rising that the fed won’t cut rates any time soon. At the closing bell, here is how the major indices ended the day: the DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) fell lower by 15.54 points to end the session at 12487.02; the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) moved lower by just 0.56 points to end at 9154.10; the NASDAQ moved slightly higher by 1.25 points to close at 2435.49; the S&P 500 fell 1.72 points to end at 1422.18 and the RUSSELL 2000 gained 3.95 points to close at 788.14.
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 lower by 0.73 to close at 239.34 and the FTSE RAFI 1000 moved lower by 3.00 points to close at 5954.13.
Economic data released for the day:
Durable Goods Orders: Reflecting new orders with domestic manufactures for immediate and future delivery of factory hard goods. U.S. December Durable Goods Orders rose 3.1% compared to consensus of an increase by 3.9%; U.S. December Durable Goods Orders Excluding Transportation rose by 2.3%; U.S. December Durable Goods Orders, Excluding Defense rose by 3.9% and U.S. November Durable Goods Orders has been revised to an increase of 2.2% from an increase by 1.6%.
New Home Sales: Number of newly constructed homes with a committed sale, for the month. The economic momentum and consumer purchases of furniture and appliances helps determine the housing market trends for, new home sales. U.S. December New Home Sales rose by 4.8% to 1.120 million compared to consensus of 1.060 million and U.S. November New Home Sales was revised to 1.069 million from 1.047 million.
On the commodities markets, the trend was higher across the board today: Light crude moved higher by $1.19 to close at $55.42 a barrel; Heating Oil closed higher by $0.04 at $1.60 a gallon; Natural Gas moved higher by $0.22 to end the day at $7.13 per million BTU and Unleaded Gas closed higher by $0.04 at $1.48 a gallon.
Metals ended the session lower across the board today: Gold moved lower by $3.70 to close at $650.70 an ounce; Silver closed lower by $0.12 at $13.38 an ounce; Platinum fell by $6.50 to close at $1,181.50 an ounce and Copper ended the day lower by $0.02 to close at $2.64 per pound.
On the Livestock and Meat markets, the trend was mostly higher across the board again today: Lean Hogs closed higher by 0.35 to close at 67.85; Pork Bellies closed the day higher by 2.10 at 100.20; Live Cattle closed higher by 0.60 to end the day at 93.58 and Feeder Cattle ended the day lower by 0.20 to close at 94.10.
Other Commodities: Corn gave up 1.50 to close at 405.50 and Soybeans moved lower by 2.75 to close at 710.50.
Bonds were mixed across the board today: 2 year bond with no change at 99 26/32; 5 year bond closed lower by 2/32 at 99 2/32; 10 year bond closed higher by 1/32 at 98 2/32 and the 30 year bond closed lower by 2/32 at 92 24/32.
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 4,015,473. Open Interest for Futures moved higher by 155,407 to close at 9,314,637 and the Open Interest for Options moved higher by 95,571 to close at 8,080,165 for a total Open Interest of 17,395,964 for a total gain on the day by 250,978.
The mini Dow ended the session with a loss today of 18 to close at 12528. The total Dow Exchange Volume for the day came in at 127,883 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: MEMC Electronic Materials Incorporated (WFR) rallied higher by 8.59 points to close at $52.21; NBTY Incorporated (NTY) posted a nice gain of 4.61 points to close at $51.35; Harman International Industries Incorporated (HAR) gave up 5.95 points to end at $95.90; Cash America International Incorporated (CSH) fell by 4.04 points to end the day at $40.10 and Technitrol Incorporated (TNL) lost 4.16 points to end at $21.75.
On the NASDAQ today, advancers came in at only 1,753; decliners totaled 1,247; unchanged came in at 160; new highs came in at 79 and new lows came in at 44. Gainers and losers for the day on the NASDAQ: VistaPrint Limited (VPRT) climbed higher by 5.34 points to close at $41.65; Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) closed higher 4.60 points to end the day at $63.02; CDW Corporation (CDWC) shed 5.96 points to close at $64.79 and Amgen Incorporated (AMGN) shed 3.35 points to end at $71.50 for the day.
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