What have you done for us lately, Ben Bernanke? How about shoot the markets to fresh multi-year highs, yet again! A carryover from yesterday’s bullishness over a third-round of quantitative easing, coupled with a commodities rally, has nearly every sector singing a song of praise this week. For the day, the broad-based S&P 500
Companies that helped the S&P 500
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Michael Kovar! Kovar, the chief financial officer of accessory-maker Fossil
Commodity-based stocks continued their broad-based rally, following the announcement of QE3, including Alpha Natural Resources
Companies that hindered the S&P 500
Last week, it was Seagate Technologies heading lower; today, it’s Western Digital
Footwear and apparel company Nike
Chips and dip
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