Traders are wondering if stocks can stay in the green on Earth Day.
The resilience of the market has been a puzzle to many who thought Monday's selloff was a sign the stock market would finally give up on its six-week rally.
But the market defied naysayers Tuesday, reacting positively to comments from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who said that banks, for the most part, are well capitalized. Financial stocks led the gains, jumping 8 percent. The Dow was 127 points higher at 7969, and the S&P 500 rose 17 to 850.
Big for markets Wednesday will be another deluge of earnings news, including key financial companies Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley . Geithner speaks again Wednesday, this time on the economy and the Administration's handling of the financial crisis at 9 a.m. He is making his comments at the Economic Club of Washington, ahead of the G-7 and G-20 finance ministers meetings later this week.