The Market in March: Maddening

If it wasn't for a two-hour rally following the Fed interest rate announcement on Wednesday afternoon, the indices would have been completely dead this week. There was a brief celebration based on the view that the Fed was more dovish than expected, but after that the momentum completely dried up.

There were four very narrow range days where the indices barely budged. We did have some better breadth at times and the small-caps exhibited some relative strength, but the market was unable to build on the idea that the Fed was dovish. There were some momentary rallies in gold and interest-rate-sensitive stocks, but that fizzled fast. Bonds rallied and the dollar weakened, but it was fairly minor movement....177 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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