Buy the Ticket. Take the Ride.

Volatility dominated the capital markets today as Stock and Bonds flip flopped between negative and positive several times each with Stocks emerging as the winner when the trading day ended.

Fed Chairman Bernanke spoke on Capitol Hill today on the economy and said that the Fed would take necessary steps to grow the economy. The Dow was down 250 points at one point, then traded back to unchanged, then down 200 before closing up 150 points. Mortgage Bonds traded the opposite way of Stocks during the session but at one point Stocks and Bonds were both trading lower. But around 2:30 – 3:00pm ET, a report that EU finance ministers are looking at ways of coordinating to recapitalize European financial institutions pushed Stocks well into positive territory near the close.

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