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800-790-6333

Jeff Main, AAMS®
Senior Vice President
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Phone: 765/349-0247
JMain@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


Updated Each Business Day at Approximately 4:30 pm ET.



Stocks closed mostly lower following Friday's abbreviated session as retail stocks advanced during the Black Friday shopping holiday, slightly offsetting declines in energy related stocks following OPEC¿s decision to keep its output target unchanged. As markets closed, crude oil, natural gas, and gold were all trading lower on the day. On Monday, we expect the Markit PMI and Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports to be released, followed by construction spending and motor vehicle sales on Tuesday.

The Dow took on less than a point to end the session at 17828 points as 3M Company and Wal-Mart helped offset losses from Chevron Corp and Caterpillar Inc. The NASDAQ added 4 points to end at 4791, the S&P 500 shed 5 points to finish at 2067, the Dow Utility Index added 6 points to end the session at 599, and the Dow Transports Index expanded 2 points to end the session at 9198. Small caps of the Russell 2000 lost 17 points and closed at 1173.

On the New York Stock Exchange 648 million shares exchanged hands while 316 million shares exchanged hands on the NASDAQ. There were more than 3 decliners for every 2 advancers on the New York Stock Exchange while there were more than 2 decliners for every advancer on the NASDAQ. Bond markets were higher. Recent yields were 0.00 percent for the 3-month bill, 1.51 percent for the 5-year note, 2.19 percent for the 10-year note and 2.91 percent for the 30-year bond.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jeremy Roane at: 1-800-444-1854 x8688 or (502) 588-8688. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Stocks nudged higher amid a deluge of economic data. Weekly jobless claims rose to a higher than expected 313,000 level. October's personal income rose 0.2 percent as did consumer spending. Durable goods orders unexpectedly rose 0.4 percent last month. Consumer sentiment fell to 88.8 in November. New home sales rose to a lower than expected 458,000 annualized level last month. Semiconductor stocks rallied after Analog devices reported better than expected results. Oil prices fell as an upcoming OPEC meeting is not expected result in production cuts. Volume was light ahead of tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 12 points to 17,827. The S&P 500 gained 5 points to 2072. The NASDAQ ascended 29 points to 4787. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gained 4 points to 1190. The Dow Transports shed 7 points to 9195 while the Dow Utility Index gained 3 points to 593.

Volume totaled 698 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 368 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about three stocks higher for every two lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities moved higher across the board. Happy Thanksgiving!

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Major stock indices ended Tuesday's trading session mixed following economic news that the economy expanded more than first thought in Q3, followed by news of an unexpected dip in consumer confidence. As markets closed, crude oil was trading lower on the day as natural gas and gold advanced. Tomorrow, we expect a full slate of economic releases, including weekly jobless claims, personal income, consumer spending, durable goods orders, new home sales, and pending home sales.

The Dow fell 2 points, ending the session at 17814 as Chevron Corp and Home Depot Inc. led the fall. The NASDAQ took on 3 points to end at 4758, the S&P 500 shed 2 points to finish at 2067, the Dow Utility Index lost less than a point to end the session at 590, and the Dow Transports took on 36 points to end the session at 9202. Small caps of the Russell 2000 lost less than a point and closed at 1186.

On the New York Stock Exchange 845 million shares exchanged hands while 511 million shares exchanged hands on the NASDAQ. There were 8 advancers for every 7 decliners on the New York Stock Exchange while decliners narrowly beat out advancers on the NASDAQ. Bond markets were higher. Recent yields were 0.02 percent for the 3-month bill, 1.57 percent for the 5-year note, 2.26 percent for the 10-year note and 2.97 percent for the 30-year bond.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jeremy Roane at: 1-800-444-1854 x8688 or (502) 588-8688. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices gained yardage with the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 remaining in record territory. Retail stocks paced gains ahead of the important holiday season. Volume was muted at the start of the holiday-shortened week.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 7 points to 17817. The S&P 500 pushed 5 points higher to 2069. The NASDAQ surged 41 points to 4754. The small caps of the Russell 2000 ascended 14 points to 1186. The Dow Transports moved 72 points higher to 9166 while the Dow Utility Index lost almost 5 points to 591.

Volume totaled 709 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 433 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about three stocks higher for every two lower on both the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, for every three stocks higher there were one lower. US Treasury Securities were little changed.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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