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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.



The major indices posted muted advances on the heels of two consecutive sessions of spectacular gains. Oil prices jumped nearly 4 points higher to $58.17 per barrel. Nike lost ground after reporting its sales fell in Japan and other developed Asian markets.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 26 points to 17804. The S&P 500 gained 9 points to 2070. The NASDAQ surged 16 points to 4765. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 3 points higher to 1195. The Dow Transports rallied 36 points to 8989. The Dow Utility Index inched fractionally lower after inking an all-time high earlier in the session.

Volume totaled 2.4 billion on the New York Stock Exchange while 1.3 billion shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners nearly doubled losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers nudged out decliners. US Treasury Securities moved higher across the board. Have a great weekend!

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.

The major indices surged for the second consecutive session. The Dow gained more the 400 points, marking its best day in three years. Dovish Federal Reserve comments yesterday ignited the rally. Oracle paced gains on the NASDAQ after it reported better than expected earnings results. Its stock surged more than 10 percent on the news.

The Dow Jones Industrials ascended 421 points to 17,778. The S&P 500 surged 48 points higher to 2061. The NASDAQ rallied 104 points to 4748. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 17 points to 1192. The Dow Transports climbed 139 points to 8953. The Dow Utility Index advanced 11 points to 613.

Volume totaled 975 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 598 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 5 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 3 stocks higher for every 1 stock lower. US Treasury Securities moved lower across the board.

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.

Dovish comments from the Federal Reserve lifts stocks. The Dow surged 288 points higher. Fed Chairwomen Yellen said the Fed would remain patient regarding the timing of an interest increase. Earlier in the month investors had worried that interest rate hikes were on the horizon in the near-term as employment trends continued to improve. Oil prices stabilized after the Energy Department reported a decline inventories. Energy stocks paced gains in today's broad-based rally.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 288 points higher to 17,356. The S&P 500 jumped 40 points to 2012. The NASDAQ ascended 96 points to 4644. The small caps of the Russell 2000 rallied 35 points to 1174. The Dow Transports climbed 73 points to 8813. The Dow Utility Index advanced 11 points to 602.

Volume surged to more than a billion on the New York Stock Exchange for the second consecutive session while 602 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were nearly 8 times as many advancers compared to decliners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 4 stocks higher for every 1 stock lower. US Treasury Securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues.

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.

The major indices maintained a downward trajectory as oil fell to its lowest level since May of 2009. Russia raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent. The Russian ruble has declined precipitously versus its trading partners this year amid the conflict in the Ukraine. Additionally, the sharp decline in oil prices has exasperated currency losses as Russia's economy is heavily reliant on the natural resource.

The Dow Jones Industrials sank 111 points to 17,068. The S&P 500 retreated 16 points to 1972. The NASDAQ traded 57 points lower 4547. The small caps of the Russell 2000 unwound 91 cents to 1139. The Dow Transports sank 116 points to 8740. The Dow Utility Index was off a point to 591.

Volume surged to more than a billion on the New York Stock Exchange while 642 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks lower for every 3 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 7 stocks higher for every 6 lower. US Treasury Securities gained ground as investors sought a safe-haven from volatility in equity markets.

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.

Stocks retreated as oil continued to sell-off. Earlier in the session stocks had moved lower amid upbeat economic data and merger news. European stocks were especially weak. The Russian ruble dropped to a record low against the dollar as its oil-based economy continues to suffer from the oil supply and demand imbalance. US manufacturing rose to its highest level since before the recession with an increase in auto production.

The Dow Jones Industrial fell 99 points to 17180. The S&P 500 unwound 12 points to 1989. The NASDAQ unwound 48 points to 4605. The small caps of the Russell 2000 lost 12 points to 1140. The Dow Transports gained 20 points to 8857. The Dow Utility Index shed nearly 5 points to 592.

Volume totaled 979 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 618 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than 3 times as many losers versus winners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners exceeded advancers by more than a 2 to 1 margin. US Treasury Securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues ahead of this week's 2-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting.

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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