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 2 comments Comments 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.