* DJIA +1.5%, S&P 500 +1.8%, NASDAQ +2.3%
* Another month, another FOMC statement and Q&A. This month's however was pretty meh; little has changed since the March meeting and aside from the Bernank saying that he'll scramble the choppers when shit hits the fan, there's barely anything to go on with this one. Definitely not the statement QE3 fans have been hoping for.
* Meanwhile, real GDP figures for the US have slipped from 3% to 2.2% (2.5% expected). And while personal consumption, home sales, and consumer sentiment figures all jumped to the upside, jobless claims were still pretty high.