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Monday, August 8, 2011

Have your spot in that hanbasket yet ?

Dow closes down 634 points after final plunge

Me neither, I want to watch the mayhem.

Just another "Sonofabitch" Day !

Investors piled out of stocks and into a few "safe havens," such as gold and Treasury bonds. The appetite for Treasury bonds suggests that the Standard & Poor's downgrade has not shaken investors' faith in U.S. bonds.

Market experts said the Monday sell-off was sparked by the S&P announcement but was motivated more by growing concerns about the weakness of the global economy.

"It’s really all about economics," said Mike Norman, the chief financial strategist at John Thomas Financial.

The Dow ended the day down 634.76 points, or 5.5%, to 10,809.85. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index fell even more sharply, finishing the day down 79.83 points, or 6.6%, to 1,119.55.

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