Markets: What You Should Be Watching Now

What signals should investors pay attention to as financial markets gyrate? Here's what the pros are looking at

Big financial companies appear to be falling like dominoes as the credit crisis intensifies. In just the past two weeks, Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FNM) were made wards of the state, Lehman Brothers (LEH) filed for bankruptcy, and Wall Street's signature brokerage, Merrill Lynch (MER), rushed into a hastily arranged marriage with Main Street mainstay Bank of America (BAC).

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