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Despite the lack of U.S. economic data today, it has been an extremely active morning in the financial markets. The *new* EU/IMF rescue package has restored risk appetite, lifting currencies and equities in the process. At the open, the Dow rose more than 400 points while the S&P 500 saw its sharpest gains since May 2009.