Stocks Up, Commodities Up…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both ended at their highest levels since 2008, before the Lehman Brothers collapse.
This was largely a reaction to the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy more than $600 bill of additional debt from the Treasury, commonly called round two of Quantitative Easing (QE2).
Another result was a drop in the dollar: the US Dollar Index dropped below 76 for the first time since last December.

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