Wow. What a day. The Dow was doing well all day and then at the end it really took off. The net result is a gain of more than 900 points. That's the largest one-day move in either direction. Percentage-wise it went up more than 11 percent, it as one of the top five days of all time.
The results were similar around the globe with stock markets in many countries posting huge gains. I guess people really like the plan that the G7 and that Secretary Paulson have come up with to finally stabilize the didn't move much today and remains at 4.57. In normal times that spread is less than 50 basis points.markets. We can only hope that these gains hold and that things continue moving up. Given how volatile things have been, however, I have a bad feeling that we're not quite out of the woods just yet. Most alarmingly, the TED Spread, the difference between the interest rates for three-month U.S. Treasuries contracts and the three month Eurodollars contract,
Update: It occurred to me that even though the stock market was open today, the bond market was not. That could be a reason the TED spread didn't move as much. We'll have to keep an eye on it tomorrow. If there's signs of relief there, perhaps we'll get over the hump in the credit crunch and things will begin easing a bit.