posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 02:14 PM
The market opened at 8568, even though it closed at 8579. Only an 11 point difference granted, but this answers my question. It is possible for the
Dow to stop updating their average, even though technically it would continue to drop, as the rush of last minute sell orders get processed.
This leads to disparate closing and opening numbers. Maybe, as Anachryon suggested, everyone just wanted to get the heck outta there and cry. However,
this whole aspect of the market, "settling", has me suspicious, after watching it close down 520 the other day. Twenty minutes later it was down
778. Yesterday it just froze. Somebody said 'End this thing now!'.
Anyhow, this is about the least of our problems now. I feel the same way I felt the week of 911. Jervous and Nerky.