Wall Street's Super Streak

Volume on the Big Board tops 1 billion shares in a ten-day buying spree

No one predicted it. No one can explain it. No one dreamed that it could keep going day after day after day. But last week Wall Street continued on one of the most unbelievable stock-trading binges in financial history.

The frenzy has broken records, and then broken them again. After an unprecedented 455 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the five days ending Aug. 20, an even more spectacular 550 million shares changed hands last week. Before the current rally, the...

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