BofA and GE Help Push the Dow Jones

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General Electric (NYSE:GE) finished the day up 1.13% and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) ran up 2.85%, both of these heavy weight companies helped lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) to a high not seen since 2008 -- hello 11,500.

Consumer Confidence Improving, Stocks Falter

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Nov. Consumer Confidence: 49.5 vs. 47 expected and 48.7 in October. Expectations 68.5 up from 67. The Dow Jones is trading almost even for the day at 10,432

Another Day, Another Triple Digit Swing in the Dow Jones (C, BAC)

Dow Jones Triple Digit Swings

The Dow Jones is up 169 points heading into the 2 PM EST hour with Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) leading the charge thanks to positive GDP news.

Just another Triple Digit Swing in the Dow Jones

Dow Jones Triple Digit Swings

Its becoming far too normal and suddenly, a typical trading day watches the Dow Jones swing 100+ points in either direction on a moments notice. Trading in 2009 is nothing more than volatile gambling where the NYSE and NASDAQ have been replaced by roulette and craps tables.

Comeback From Chaos: Dow -777

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Big Rally Today, Citi and XEROX Benefit

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The Bulls were on fire today, the Dow Jones finished up 124 points and Citigroup (NYSE:C) and XEROX (NYSE:XRX) were the volume leaders on the NYSE.

August Home Sales Numbers Bring Down the Dow

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Existing-home sales posted an unexpected 2.7% decline in August, to a 5.1 million-unit annual rate, the first reversal after four months of gains.  The Dow Jones is now down 40 points on the news and the S&P 500 is down 8 points.

In-Depth Look - Approaching Dow 10,000

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Analysts Believe the Rally Will Continue

Bullish (Bull Market)

Place your bets investors, the talking heads along with the media are saying stocks can go higher, just take this article from Reuters on a 'mood shift post Lehman Brothers' as fuel to the fire.

Bulls Run for 5 Days then Rest

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Friday the equity markets cooled their jets after the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq hit 2009 highs. Falling oil prices dragged on the influential commodities sector and investors took a step back after pushing the major indexes to 11-month highs in the previous session.

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