Stocks closed solidly higher for the sixth straight day. Surging store sales sent the retail sector sharply higher on the session. While a thwarted terrorist attack resulted in investors caution with airline shares. All in all it was a bullish day on the Street of Dreams. The DJIA climbed +26.98 to 10547.08, the Nasdaq added +5.39 to 2291.08 and the broad based S&P 500 moved higher by +1.30 to 1127.78.
PowerRating): Rocketed 20.95% or 22 cents to $1.27/share as the Treasury Department said it will offer unlimited aid to the firm and its brother, Freddie Mac.
Oil added 50 cents to $78.55, gold climbed $2.80 to $1107.60 and the VIX fear index added 2.36% to 19.93.