The Dow is up 114 as traders buy on hopes interest rates won't rise quickly. Gold is off for a 4th straight day and may have more to drop.
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.
Stalling economic growth, in the context of a surge of cheap money, demonstrates that structural problems remain.
MSN Money's Anthony Mirhaydari explains why executives are at fault for the snail's pace recovery.
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.
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