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Volatility Dominates The Markets

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

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. Yesterday, the Dow closed down only 76 points - but don't let that fool you, as it actually traded in another wide trading range once again. This continues a trend it has had for most of the month. Take a look at the point ranges during the last week and a half:

Today (as of early afternoon): 513 points

Yesterday: 709 points

Monday: 966 points

Friday: 1,019 points

Thursday: 869 points

Last Wednesday: 433 points

Last Tuesday: 687 points

Last Monday: 797 points

Additionally, the CBOE Volatility Index is up once again above 60, suggesting greater fear is returning once again.


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