Wall Street Struggles to Modest Gains After Surprise Rate Cut By Investing.com

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Investing.com – U.S. stocks saw a brief initial buying spree following an intermeeting rate cut by the Federal Reserve Tuesday, then saw volatile trading bouncing between green and red after the .

The rose 0.4%, the gained 0.2% and the was up 0.2%.

In what may be a classic case of buy-the-rumor-sell-the-news, the S&P made it into he green briefly, saw sharply selling, then begain to climb again in morning trading as investors digested the Fed’s move.

Hopes were already high late yesterday that the FOMC would come through with at least a 50-basis-point cut when the major indexes saw their biggest point gains ever.

The yield on the Treasury dropped, as would be expected, falling to 1.078%.

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