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Wall Street Feeling Giddy

The Dow has been pretty quiet throughout the day but in the past hour, the index has moved up sharply, evidently in anticipation of a Fed rate cut anticipated at about 2:15 p.m. today.

With about 10 minutes to go before 1 p.m., the Dow is up about 75 points, slightly off a surge that sent it up more than 100 points moments ago.

The S&P 500 is a little more than half of 1 percent, and the Nasdaq is up nearly 1 percent.

If the Fed does go through with its widely anticipated rate cut, the markets likely will continue their climb. But if the cut is not what Wall Street is expecting, or Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says troubling things, the past hour's Dow rise only means it has farther to fall.

-- Frank Ahrens

By Frank Ahrens  |  October 29, 2008; 12:49 PM ET
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Wall Street is feeling GIDDY??

This is proof that Wall Street is on DRUGS.

And so are you, Frank Ahrens.

You are DELUSIONAL if you think everything is okay now and everything is better.

Go back to your bong, Frank.

Posted by: TomIII | October 29, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

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