What can rally markets off recent lows is this announcement from Bloomberg: "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak to an Atlanta Fed conference and after will engage in a brief, moderated Q&A session. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart will also speak at various times during the conference, as will Boston Fed Pres.
Eric Rosengren, in Stone Mountain, Ga." Bernanke et al are stock market tape watchers. No doubt focus groups are giving him some tidbits of QE hope for discouraged bulls. They'll be looking for it in any parsed phrase.