A quick vertical ramp brings the Dow through 11K, up 0.6%. S&P 500 is up 0.5%, Nasdaq up...

|By:, SA News Editor

A quick vertical ramp brings the Dow through 11K, up 0.6%. S&P 500 is up 0.5%, Nasdaq up 0.5%. Basic materials is the sector leading the charge; not just Alcoa (AA +6.8%) but also Freeport-McMoRan Copper (FCX +4.4%) and fertilizer firms - POT +2.5%, MOS +7.2%, CF +9.7% - on a slashed corn forecast.