Closing out the day… Stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue with its efforts to prop up the economy. Cyprus meanwhile, is looking for a new rescue plan after the island nation's parliament rejected a plan that included a tax on bank deposits.
Among the high-volume stocks today Research in Motion (BBRY), Citigroup (C) and Pfizer (PFE) booked gains while Fedex (FDX), Facebook (FB) and Caterpillar (CAT) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 12.58 after opening at 13.18. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.78 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.93. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]