Stocks surge as fears ease that the Fed will boost interest rates sooner rather than later. Interest rates drop. Gold and silver are battered. Apple falls under $400.
The Dow ends up 101 points, but the major averages give up large chunks of gains seen early in the day. A big test for stocks comes with Wednesday's GDP report.
Worries about China and rising interest rates batter investors for much of the day, with the Dow falling as many as 248 points. Then the bargain hunters played their hands.
Probably until August if history is a guide. The market is down 5% from its May peaks, and history says more declines are ahead. History also says there will be a bottom.
Stocks slump for a 2nd day after Fed Chairman Bernanke outlines a process that could end quantitative easing. Here are five key numbers that will tell you how bad the sell-off might get.
Stocks sag as the Fed chairman says a stronger economy may let the central bank start to end its bond-buying program late this year. But Bernanke sees low rates lasting into 2015.
The Dow jumps nearly 140 points ahead of a big Federal Reserve decision on interest rates. Crude oil closes above $98.
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