Market recap: Stocks rallied for a third straight day, on the heels of upbeat economic reports...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks rallied for a third straight day, on the heels of upbeat economic reports (I, II, III) and as a steady stream of Fed officials pushed back against Bernanke-inspired taper fears. The Dow reclaimed 15K, but the S&P pulled back from its 20- and 50-day MAs. Treasury prices rose after a strong auction; gold dipped below $1,200 for a time; crude oil rose but natural gas slid 4.3% on rising inventories.