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Markets Trade Slightly Higher As Dollar Stays Firm And Holidays Near

The markets are trading slightly higher today on the back of a lowered GDP number once again.  Yes, I said lowered.  The final GDP number came out far worse than the market had hoped for, but due to holiday volume and propping, the markets are still holding on to gains.  The 2.2% GDP growth is actually not enough to spur job growth next year.  Also, keep in mind, the GDP number would have been negative if the government had not thrown billions if not trillions (of your dollars) into the economy.  The markets continue to float and will do so most likely until the new year.  2010 should be a wild year folks.  Be ready for wild moves to the upside and downside.