As the quarter comes to an end, even the most short-term-focused traders are taking a step back to look at the amazing results that the stock market has put in during the first three months of 2012. Despite economic and geopolitical fears around the world, increasingly optimistic data on consumer spending, employment, and overall sentiment has pushed stocks to their highest level since well before the financial crisis started. At around 2:45 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
Among Dow stocks, Bank of America
Say sayonara to Q1
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