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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dramatic Video Shows Jim Cramer Talking Through Violent Dow Jones Swing; Sources Say Caused by "Trader Error" - Video 5/6/10

Here is amazing video from CNBC this afternoon of stock guru Jim Cramer on air with Erin Burnett and others as they watched the Dow drop to nearly 1,000 points down and then rebound dramatically to a drop of less than 400 points.

When the video begins, it shows Cramer talking about Proctor & Gamble being down to $47.01, off over $15 for the day. Cramer said PG was worth more than that, and urged people to buy it at that price. By the time the video ends, it had rebounded to over $60 a share, and was only off a little more than $1 for the day.

Tonight, several sources are saying a "trader error" may be the cause of the dramatic swing.


According to multiple sources, a trader entered a "b" for billion instead of an "m" for million in a trade possibly involving Procter & Gamble [PG 60.75 -1.41 (-2.27%) ], a component in the Dow. (CNBC's Jim Cramer noted suspicious price movement in P&G stock on air during the height of the market selloff.)

Sources tell CNBC the erroneous trade may have been made at Citigroup.


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