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Once more, it's the noise coming from Washington Wednesday that could drive markets. Hope that the bill would be resuscitated before the end of the week is sending stocks higher.
Tuesday promises more treachery for investors as they navigate markets held captive by politicians and the promise of a rapidly faltering economy.
It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.
The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.
Wall Street's wild ride promises to continue as Congress wrangles over details of a financial markets bailout, and investors assess the government-brokered deal for Washington Mutual.
It's never pretty on Wall Street when the action in Washington rules the markets. That's certainly been the case this week, while Congress wrestles with the merit and shape of the $700 billion financial markets rescue package, proposed by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
Warren Buffett is driving the latest ambulance to show up on Wall Street, and his first aid may in fact give a boost of confidence to the market and Washington's rescue process.
The scorching volatility ripping through financial markets is not likely to let up while details of the government's rescue plan are being worked out.
Stocks whipsawed back into positive territory after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers and progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets.
The Fed, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, and the Swiss National Bank are all pumping dollars into the global system. Fed made an additional $180 billion available to central banks to lend out.
The storm hitting Wall Street ramped up to category 5, and it's not over. Wednesday's markets illustrated in every way the fears investors have been living with since the credit crises began a year ago.
British bank Barclays said it could acquire some of Lehman Brothers' businesses while economists discuss the future of the financial sector. Following are today's top videos:
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's market turmoil and looks ahead to Thursday's events.
While the broader market has edged lower over the last two months, FedEx shares are up a whopping 20%. You can thank falling oil prices for some of that gain, but what about the future? Oil prices have fallen in part due to worries about a slowing global economy.
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Despite all the trouble in financials right now, the sector as a whole has been outperforming since July.
Jim Huguet, president and co-CEO of Huguet Associates, said diversifying is the way to go. He sees growth opportunities in a variety of sectors despite the economic slowdown.
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The Dow closed in positive territory on Wednesday overcoming worries that the banking sector would be a drag on stocks.