With no new-quarter bump, no hint of a summer rally and the Fed out of ammo, the rules of yore no longer apply.
Buried in yesterday's stock sell-off was Washington's recognition that the ailing economy needs some medicine -- and fast.
There's a belief that stocks are too cheap right now. They aren't. When the Dow returns to 9,700, then let's talk.
To survive, the company must seek protection so it can address the coming tidal wave of damage claims.
ConAgra's relatively small drop Thursday shows an appetite for safe, slow-moving food and beverage stocks.
A bitter malaise is infiltrating all facets of American life, from the president on down -- and it's awful for the market.
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