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  • Best Rally in Decade May Slow as Obama Faces Congress

    Stock and bond investors enjoying the biggest advance in more than a decade under Barack Obama may see the momentum fade as the rallies age and the president confronts Congress over spending cuts and taxes.

  • S&P 500 Correlation Bets Increase as VIX Rebounds 22%

    Options traders are speculating the lockstep moves in U.S. equities that punished investors last year are on the way back as the benchmark volatility gauge posts its longest streak of increases since 2003.

  • Speed Geeks

    High-frequency firms deploying fast computers made $7.2 billion in trading profits in 2009. After the May 6 10-minute crash, regulators are studying how to put the brakes on.

  • U.S. Stocks Plunge Most in 14 Months as European Crisis; Volatility Surges

    U.S. stocks fell the most in 14 months, erasing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ’s 2010 advance, as concern Greece’s debt crisis is spreading and the most volatile trading in 23 years sent the gauge down 6.3 percent.

  • U.S. Stocks Decline as Cut of Ireland’s Credit Rating Smothers Late Rally

    A late rally in U.S. stocks faded, dragging the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a third straight loss, after Ireland’s downgrade to junk added to concern Europe is losing control of the credit crisis and overshadowed evidence the Federal Reserve hasn’t ruled out more stimulus.

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