Markets Dance to the Headlines

The DJIA and S&P 500 managed a minor bounce after one of the worst days of the year, but buying interest remained low and many of the recent leaders saw downside momentum. The biotechnology and solar energy sectors, for example, continued to sell off today after big losses yesterday. The stocks that have led on the way up seem to be leading on the way down while money rotates into conservative and defensive names.

There was talk of a meeting between House members and the President tomorrow, which helped bolster things, but the general belief continues to be that they aren't going to be serious about a solution until we are down to the wire on Oc. 17. If it drags on that long, you can be sure we will have more nervous sell-offs....1263 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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