Thursday, October 2, 2008

S&P 500 and the Economy. Financials wounded. short sale ban

The U.S. Senate passed a $700 billion financial-market rescue package loaded with inducements for the House of Representatives to approve the measure following its rejection of an earlier version. The bill's proponents cited the record 778-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the House's 228-205 defeat of the legislation Sept. 29 as evidence of the urgency to stabilize the banking system. They suggested that the market reaction may spur some House Republicans to change their minds when the bill comes to a vote, likely tomorrow afternoon.

The dollar rose against the euro, approaching a one-year high, after the Senate approval, bolstering expectations the U.S. will act faster than Europe to address the seizure in credit markets. The dollar advanced to $1.3883 per euro at 12:46 p.m. in London, from $1.4009 late yesterday in New York. Asian stocks and U.S. futures fell on concern the package won't be enough to avert a recession, with futures on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index falling 1.1 percent and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 1.3 percent.

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