Why These Dow Stocks Were Down Today

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In today's edition of "Talking Stocks," Austin Smith gives a brief view on why a few specific Dow components were down more than the broad index today. Japan is the biggest catalyst sending shares lower, but overall the day was still pretty light and downward momentum weak. Consumer-goods and industrials stocks took the news of Japan's light GDP growth the worst. In the long run, though, many of today's biggest losers are actually expected to be the biggest winners.

The concerns about Japan's GDP growth may not be newsworthy enough to trade on, but our top analysts will reveal the new that does matter and help you learn all of the reasons to buy and sell the stocks you care about most. You can learn more in these premium analyst reports:

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