After tumbling on news of a static interest rate from the Federal Reserve Bank, markets began to recover on the day when news of a massive terrorist plot foiled in London dominated headlines, The Wall Street Journal reports.

"I am utterly shocked," said Stephen Sachs, director of trading at Rydex Investments in Rockville, Md. "There was a lot of chatter on the Street about the various terrorist events we have had, and that they have marked near-term lows for the market," he said.

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