A trader pauses on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

 
A trader pauses on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
A trader pauses on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange October 1, 2007. Stocks surged on Monday, sending the Dow to a record close on the first trading day of the fourth quarter, as investors bet that Wall Street may have seen the worst of the credit squeeze after three global banks detailed expected losses from the crisis. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)