It's time to exhale: The Europe crisis has ended! Not actually, but it almost looked that way this morning. Relieved investors flooded the markets, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average
The decision completely jolted the markets, pleasantly surprising investors and analysts who'd expected the summit to deadlock. But while the markets reacted to short-term news, the European crisis lingers and volatility will remain the modus operandi. That confirms the strategy here at the Fool of finding value investments and holding on to them for the long run. Surprise decisions may dictate the markets' short-term future, but great companies are likely to triumph on their own merit in the long run.
The rest of the economy took a cue from Europe, with every Dow component positive. Bank of America delivered up 3%-plus gains, making it one of the biggest winners. JPMorgan
From a numbers standpoint, no industry in the Dow beat tech. Hewlett-Packard
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