Dow Down 20 as Fed Hints at Rate Hikes
Ben Bernanke lays out long-term strategy
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2010 3:16 PM CST
John Giusio, right, a Ray Crest Partners trader, and Glenn Carrell, a Barclays trader, confer during on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday Feb. 5, 2010.   (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Financial stocks sensitive to Interest rates took a small hit today as Ben Bernanke tentatively laid out how the Fed would eventually raise interest rates—but much of the market stayed steady as a blizzard consumed New York, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow fell 20 points to close at 10,038.
  • The Nasdaq lost 3 points, closing at 2,148.
  • The S&P 500 dropped 2 points, settling at 1,068.