Markets Roar Back After Slide

Dow starts down 300 points, ends up 300 points
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2008 3:34 PM CST
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(Newser) – Stocks roared back today after their initial slide, with the Dow ending up nearly 300  points as markets closed after plunging more than 300 points when they opened. Still, recession fears are far from banished. "The broader issues that are troubling this market are going to be with us," a broker told the Wall Street Journal. The Dow ended up 298.98 to 12,270.17, the Nasdaq up 24.82 to 2,317.09, and the S&P up 28.10 to 1,338.60.

But big tech firms suffered a number of heavy losses, the Journal notes. Meanwhile, some analysts think that investors have been doubting the Fed's ability to head off a recession, even after yesterday's aggressive rate cut. "They're too late. I think we're already in a recession," says one manager.