The stock market spoke very clearly in its reaction to the the bailout bill. It started tanking immediately. The Nasdaq, S&P 500 and the small cap Russell 2000 all closed at new lows for the year - below the crash bottom on Monday. Only the Dow held above this level. Key support around 2000 was broken on the Nasdaq on Monday and this break was confirmed on Friday. The next major support level for Nasdaq is around 1800 and for the S&P around 1000. Expect a visit to these levels some time in the future. Although I suspect the government will try to interrupt this journey - perhaps instead of banning just short-selling, they'll try to ban all selling of stocks.
NEXT: Today's Global Stock Market Meltdown
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