This week has been relatively boring, with little volatility in the post-QE3 announcement calm. However, expect things to pick up tomorrow ahead of options expiration on Friday. As for today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
On the Dow, the vast majority of the index was in the green, although several individual components dragged down the overall performance. The largest decliner was ExxonMobil
Other notable decliners include Hewlett-Packard, down 0.8% amid rumors it's looking to sell IT subsidiary EDS -- yes, the 4-year-old train wreck of an acquisition that prompted new CEO Meg Whitman to write down an $8 billion non-cash charge. HP denies the sale, but if the company wanted to completely divorce itself from former CEO Mark Hurd's purchase, now, while the company is reorganizing, would not be a bad time to do it.
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