Roughly Speaking: Punching up cocktails with brandy; making soup; gifting books

Surge prompted

Traders and clerks, including Frank Vitacco, center, signal orders in the Eurodollar Options pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., moments after a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate announcement on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
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