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Why the Dow Is Snapping Its Streak

David Williamson
September 27, 2012

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI  ) is on the verge of busting out of its slump. That's right: After four straight losing sessions, todays solid 88-point, or 0.7%, gain should hold through the rest of the session. Despite this achievement, the Dow is underperforming the other two major indexes, as the S&P 500 is up just over 1%, while the Nasdaq is running away with a 1.4% increase.

Given that technology is a top-performing sector, gaining 1.5% and trailing only energy's