The march on the NYSE took place this morning, replete with the mostly peaceful violence we’ve come to expect. Naturally, their goal of shutting down the exchange failed miserably. Failure in life is all they know.
Plus, even more amusing, the Dow was up while the adolescents had their temper tantrum.
Did today’s Occupy Wall Street shenanigans outside the Stock Exchange affect the markets? Larry McShane reports:
It was business as usual on Wall Street despite the glut of noisy protesters on the streets outside.
The New York Stock Exchange opened without any problems Thursday as hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators protested nearby.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 27 points to 11,933 about two hours into the demonstration in the Financial District. And Bank of America Corp. _ one of the government bailout beneficiaries _ was up 1.4% as the 99% marched in lower Manhattan.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was about the same, as was the Nasdaq.