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FirstAlert(tm) ‘Money Index’ Synopsis

fw_moving_markets_sg_bw_225pxAugust 17, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Of the Most Actives, last session’s trading showed 6 advancers versus 19 decliners. Volume leaders were led by Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) trading 146,852,600 shares closing at $4.04 (down 0.5%), the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ: QQQQ) trading 49,276,451 shares closing at $39.63 (down 1.1%) and the SPDR Trust ETF (NYSE: SPY) trading 40,938,576 shares closing at $100.79 (down 0.8%).

Of last session’s Greatest Percentage Losers, stocks taking the greatest monetary losses were led by Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) trading on volume of 8,300 shares (losing $6,868.5 million), Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) trading on volume of 627,900 shares (losing $119.8 million) and Jinpan International Ltd. (NASDAQ: JST) trading on volume of 183,339 shares (losing $54.7 million).

Of last session’s Greatest Percentage Winners, stocks making the greatest monetary gains were led by China GrenTech Corp. Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRRF) trading on volume of 978,124 shares (gaining $47.8 million), Oneida Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ONFC) trading on volume of 4,768 shares (gaining $15.2 million) and Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROIAK) trading on volume of 84,277 shares (gaining $12.9 million).

The FirstAlert(tm) Money Index is an indicator of the depth of market direction or indirection. While not always including the same stocks, the NYSE/NASDAQ/AMEX 25 Most Actives and NYSE/NASDAQ/AMEX greatest Percentage Losers and Percentage Winners (weighted against pure monetary loss/gain) indicate the direction in which the mass of money is flowing, as well as the general focus of the market.

The FirstAlert(tm) Money Index is included as part of the “FirstAlert(tm) Daily” (, published by FinancialWire(tm). As a service to shareholders and investors, the FirstAlert(tm) Daily also provides complete, daily conference call schedules, as well as direct access to free annual reports on thousands of public companies via the Free Annual Reports Service (

The statistical source for deriving each day’s The FirstAlert(tm) Money Index is (

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