Brian Battle reacts to the day's financial markets. "Trading will be thinner than usual, particularly toward the end of the week, with a lot of guys taking off early ahead of the holiday," Battle said. "It's going to be very whippy, and we shouldn't pay too much attention to the 100-point swings. Regarding the Madoff verdict, Battle said that Wall Street would be relieved that he got the maximum. But he said there might be concern that the scandal will mean increased government regulation of money management.