Closing out the day… Stocks rallied Wednesday after the House passed a deal averting the Fiscal Cliff. The major indices were up 2.5% or more with the Nasdaq leading the way with a 3.07% gain.
Among the high-volume stocks today Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC) and Facebook (FB) booked gains while EMC Corp. (EMC), Target (TGT) and Herbalife (HLF) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day down 3.37 at 14.65 an 18.70% decrease. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.78 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.90. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]