Mix Europe's pullback from the abyss with pent-up capital pouring into the beaten-down materials...

|By:, SA News Editor

Mix Europe's pullback from the abyss with pent-up capital pouring into the beaten-down materials sector, and you get huge spikes in economically sensitive companies. Alcoa (AA +9%) adds $1B in market cap today, as investors pounce on shares that had shed 34% YTD. Other big winners: DOW +8% despite a disappointing Q3 report, FCX +8.7%, DD +5.5%.