1 Reason the Dow Is Tanking Today

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Brendan discuss the one big thing that's tanking the Dow today: Greece. Just when we thought the worst was behind us, the indebted nation is giving investors reason to pause after their inability to form a new government following Sunday's vote. Investors are worried that Greece may have to hold another general election and negotiate another bailout measure. Germany has looked to Greece and said, "NEIN!" The country is standing its ground and won't be offering any more aid unless Greece fulfills all the conditions of their international bailout. With the earnings season glow behind us, investors can expect more market gyrations compliments of the eurozone as Wall Street looks back to the troubled region with uncertainty.

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