The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Fed comments and strong Chinese economic data. Financial, material and IT stocks were the biggest gainers.
In the midst of the dollar-dominated hot streak for the markets, what are the plays to make now? The Fast Money traders break it down for you.
Stocks opened higher Wednesday as the dollar fell to its lowest level in 15 months and economic data out of China was strong.
Stock index futures pointed to another higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Federal Reserve officials reinforced the view that rates will remain low for some time.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barrick Gold and Research In Motion popped while Mastercard and Teva Pharma dropped.
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