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Federal Reserve Comes To The Rescue For The Markets

Federal Reserve

First Posted: 08/09/11 11:10 PM ET Updated: 10/09/11 06:12 AM ET


After Monday’s gut wrenching 635 point fall, the Dow Jones index surged an impressive 430 points on Tuesday. In the process, investors experienced a wild 640 point intra-day roller coaster! Gold prices set another record while Treasury yields fell sharply, with the 2-year closing at an eye popping 0.2% and the 5-year at an equally stunning 1.0 percent.

Tuesday’s combination of unusual, if not unprecedented, market moves had a lot to do with the Fed. Once again, the institution came to the rescue of an equity market under severe pressure, and did so in a bold manner.

Read the whole story: CNBC

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Filed by Chris Gentilviso  |