Stocks could see a volatile Thursday after Wednesday's relative calm with traders anxious to see if the market will pierce its lows.
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Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART ONE)
Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART TWO)
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Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.
The selling pressure across markets overnight is a tide that is sinking all boats, including oil and all commodities for that matter. If it can be sold, it is being sold, right now. In terms of oil, specifically, support levels that traders have looked to determine prices bottoms have been taken out in succession, over the past several months.
Recapitalization of European banks is continuing: ING took a 10 billion euro ($13.5 billion) cash influsion; French banking giant Societe Generale was down on capitalization concerns; Sweden outlined a $205 billion plan to support its banks. Secretary Paulson will speak at 11:30am ET, giving details of the application process for the capital purchase program. Also: Oppenheimer is upgrading all the big oil and gas names this morning.
"Don't expect huge economic growth post recession ... as such I think you need higher-quality names in your portfolio," Bob Doll, Vice Chariman & Global Chief Investment Officer of Equities BlackRock told CNBC.
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