Market Roundup: Today Just Sucked

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Today was just downright lousy. The dollar finally made some headway to gain after nearly 14-weeks of straight decline. Unfortunately, as the dollar gained, nearly every other sector was dragged down. A few tech stocks managed to stay afloat (Miocrosoft and Amazon showed killer relatives strenth), while the financial sector and consumer goods also took a hit.

And while there was a brief rally this morning, the major indexes ended up closing with the Dow down 104 points at 9867, the NASDAQ down 12 points at 2141, and the S&P500 down 12 points to 1066.

Stocks in particular that took a beating include Bank of America (BAC), FiberTower Corporation (FTWR), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI), and Stillwater Mining Co. (SWC).

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