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We have seen some amazing swings in the Dow over the past month but is there a pattern here?
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The Dow has swung in a 250-point range this morning, but it barely feels like it. We did see the usual short, sharp rally which took the Dow up 200 points — followed by another short, sharp decline that took it back down 200 points.
Stocks snapped a disastrous three-week losing streak with their best weekly gain in 5-1/2 years.
The Dow Industrials has shown some significant moves each day over the past two weeks. In fact, yesterday the Dow was up 10% from its session low to session high.
The stock market is on its own wild ride these days, but if investors were to step off the roller coaster for a minute, they might see signs of life in the credit markets.
Has panic or forced selling completely separated prices from fundamentals?
International Business Machines reported results that rose over last year in line with pre-announced figures the company gave last week.
The screeching volatility that took stocks to the worst decline since October, 1987 wiped out much of Monday's gains and leaves traders afraid that investors will shy away from stocks for a very long time.
There has been no let up on volatility this week. In the early afternoon, the Dow is trading at its session low today, down over 500 points.
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Stocks will take their cue from credit markets in the week ahead and whether they are responding to any of the government's efforts to thaw the glacial credit freeze.
As the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ chalk up some of the biggest weekly losses ever, how does that translate to dollar terms?
The Dow's market cap fell by -7.60% or $237B in one day, from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close.
Attention bottom fishers. Pay attention today because the market will finally hit bottom. That's the bold prediction of Jefferies managing director Art Hogan, who told CNBC, "Enough is going to be enough. If you look at all the carnage we've done to major market indices the bottom gets put in today."
Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.
Certainly it has been a rough year for the markets. Exactly one year ago today, the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 both closed at record highs. Since that day, the Dow has plummeted nearly 5,000 points, and the S&P has dropped a more impressive 600 points.
Global markets turned lower as Wednesday's rate cut by major central banks failed to unlock credit markets, putting pressure on officials to take further action.
S&P futures are up 19 points, and while many think this is because Treasury is actively shopping the idea they will take an ownership stake in U.S. banks, bear in mind that the market now routinely swings in 20 plus point ranges in a day, and often overnight, so futures up 15 is not even unusual any more.
These are unprecedented times. The markets are showing their true animal nature because they are trading on emotions, rather than on technicals or fundamentals.