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Market recap: Investors decided the market had overreacted to the Fed's more hawkish comments,...

Market recap: Investors decided the market had overreacted to the Fed's more hawkish comments, helping stocks rebound from their two-day slump. Little weekend anxiety was evident over the Italian election, and sentiment was boosted by better than expected results from H-P and an upbeat report on German business confidence. But the S&P lost ground for the week, breaking a seven-week winning streak.
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  • The Geoffster
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    Some day Captain, this war is going to end.
    - Lt. Col. Kilgore
    22 Feb 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • markrpat
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    The market didn't overreact to the Fed. It was a mild downturn based on headline news (a couple, few, many, oh gosh......on the FOMC might behead Dr. B). But, it is a testament to how fragile all markets are at these levels to negative news. So far, it has only provided short term buying opportunities on the dip (at least in US stocks). It is a nice exercise for feedback, my guess is the folks on FOMC thought so.
    22 Feb 2013, 07:41 PM Reply Like
  • pollyserial
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    The fed is turning the market into a spoiled and self-indulgent brat that throws a tantrum every time a mild issue is raised with its tendency to be out of touch with reality. And then, is rewarded for throwing the tantrum. In the long run that does not breed strength.


    Central banks all over the world seem to have forgotten that the stock market is not the same thing as the economy.
    23 Feb 2013, 12:50 AM Reply Like
  • DavidTTaylor
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    May be the economy is recovering?
    24 Feb 2013, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    I like the Italian elections. 2 of the 4 candidates for PM have criminal records; at least they're up front about it
    23 Feb 2013, 09:47 AM Reply Like
  • Pros and Cons
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    Only 2 ? That's lower than what our Govt, has....


    To me they are all thieves...
    23 Feb 2013, 01:37 PM Reply Like
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