Why Today's Good News Couldn't Lift the Dow

Today produced mixed results for the broad markets despite receiving some very favorable news from one beleaguered segment of the economy. However, European fears also quelled slightly, coming off a week where anxiety over the fiscal health of Europe and Greece's future in the currency bloc weighed heavily on investors' confidence (not that much has changed, really). However, today's trading day did manage to have its fair share of interesting storylines as well. Several stocks posted strong performances, and one notable stock ended today decidedly in the red. Check out the following video for your daily market update.

The financial heavies like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are getting a lot of press these days. And much of it is negative. But there's one small bank that's flying under the radar, and it has some of the best operational numbers you'll ever see. The Motley Fool featured it in its brand-new free report: "The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying." We invite you to download a free copy. Find out the name of the bank Warren Buffett would probably be interested in if he could still invest in small banks.

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