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January 1, 2011

Auld Lang $yne

What’s your guess? Times Square at midnight last night?

Try, the Chicago Board of Trade. And, they’re not just celebrating New Years but the fact the markets — while most Americans were getting battered — rose 10% last year. As just one more confetti pic stuffed into New Years Eve photo galleries, it’s actually a bitter reminder of the two (opposite trending) Americas.

See the whole joyous slide show. It’s … priceless (the “Jerry Maguire-ish” #6 especially).

(photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images. images: Traders and clerks at the CME Group toss confetti to celebrate the final trading session of the year December 31, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. stock indices posted positive returns for 2010 with the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq on pace to close the year up over 10 percent.)

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