After an incredible three-month run, the Dow Jones Industrials Average
Gain / Loss
Gain / Loss %
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||(162)||(1.23%)||13,036|
Other big news
Though the news from the Fed is no doubt the big force here, there are a few other things investors should be watching today.
- The Volatility S&P 500
is popping almost 11% right now. The measure is an oft-cited way to measure the implied volatility of the markets. At just 17, it is still way down from August, when the VIX crossed 45. As the VIX plunged, the Dow rose, bringing us to our current level. Many are looking at this pop as a sign that the multimonth run could be over with a pullback looming. (INDEX: ^VIX)
- The eurozone continues to rear its head as the specter haunting the markets. Spanish borrowing costs spiked at bond auctions, thus perpetuating the worry about continued debt crises. The Europe Sector Index
dropped 3%, its biggest misstep of the year. (INDEX: ^XEX)
Some stocks take bad news worse than others. Today it's year-to-date Dow starlets Bank of America
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