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ADVISORY, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Markets moved higher after Summers' announcement on speculation that any new Fed Chairman will be more dovish with respect to economic stimulus. All eyes are on today's FOMC statement.

TOP INDEX MOVERS
LAST 5 TRADING DAYS (+/-)
EQUITY INDEXES: 9/11 -9/17
NASDAQ EM EUROPE
INDEX (NQEMEU)
+3.15%
PHLX DEFENSE INDEX
(DFX)
+2.80%
PHLX HOUSING SECTOR
INDEX (HGX)
+2.44%
NASDAQ OMX GBL
WATER INDEX
(GRNWATERL)
+1.97%
NASDAQ EMEA INDEX
(NQEMEA)
+1.48%
Commodity Indexes: 9/11 - 9/17
NASDAQ COMMODITY
SILVER INDEX ER
(NQCISIER)
-5.35%
NASDAQ NATURAL GAS
INDEX ER (NQCINGER)
+4.37%
NASDAQ COMMODITY
GOLD INDEX ER
(NQCIGCER)
-4.00%
NASDAQ COMMODITY
PRECIOUS METALS INDEX
ER (NQCIPMER)
-3.44%
NASDAQ COMMODITY
CORN INDEX ER
(NQCICER)
-2.67%

"Markets have done a lot of waiting as the Fed continues to release tidbits of information on the future of the bond purchasing program," said Dave Gedeon, Managing Director of U.S. Global Indexes. "After the Fed meets and if it declares a path forward on QE, the market will get to turn to earnings and economic estimates to guide the market forward for the first time in years."

OTHER NOTABLE INDEX DEVELOPMENTS

  • Precious metal continued to fall with investors anticipating a reduction in the bullion-friendly stimulus. The NASDAQ Commodity Silver Index ER (NQCISIER) and NASDAQ Commodity Gold Index ER (NQCIGCER) fell -5.35% and -4.00%, respectively, week-over-week.
  • The NASDAQ EM Europe Index (NQEMEU) advanced by 3.15% over the past five trading days, helped by a rally on Monday on the back of news that Summers is pulling out of the Fed race.
  • Natural gas prices have been on the rise as investors are betting that supply data will climb as well as concerns about an increasingly active hurricane season in the Atlantic. The NASDAQ Commodity Natural Gas Index ER (NQCINGER) climbed 4.37% over the past five trading days.
CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS: Nick Lawler Intermarket Communications (212) 754-5613 nlawler@intermarket.com Nora Sabry Intermarket Communications (212) 754-5468 nsabry@intermarket.com Wayne Lee NASDAQ OMX (301) 978-4875 Wayne.d.lee@nasdaqomx.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.