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Stocks drop sharply on talk of Fed
slowing its stimulus, poor earnings

CNBC, by Kate Gibson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2014 6:32:35 PM

Stocks closed sharply down on Monday, with the Dow dropping almost 200 points, after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank will continue to taper off its stimulus and several companies warned of poor quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its worst session since Sept. 20 and closed 179 points, or 1.1 percent, down, with 29 of its 30 components finishing in the red. The S&P 500 lost 23 points, or 1.26 percent, and the Nasdaq was 61 points lower -- a 1.47 percent drop -- on a day when earnings reports began in earnest. Stocks slumped

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: scottc, 1/13/2014 6:52:37 PM     (No. 9690720)

If the Fed stopped QE all together we would finally hit the greater than great depression they have been trying to stave off for 5 years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/13/2014 8:09:26 PM     (No. 9690791)

I´m not buying it. If this spin were true, precious metals would have dropped as well. I believe the poor job numbers and dismal retail performance are sinking in.

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