This morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) moved as high as 155 points before starting its descent and ending the day down 80 points, or 0.52%. The other two major indexes also followed a similar path and both ended the day in the red. The S&P 500 lost 0.83% while the Nasdaq closed the day down 1.11%.
One catalyst for the move higher this morning was news that existing home sales in April rose higher by 0.6%, average time on market fell during the month, and prices increased. It was also reported that applications for mortgages and refinancing dropped for the second week in a row, which is clearly not a good sign.
But the real reason stocks fell today came from Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve. In his testimony in front of Congress this morning, he hinted that the Fed's bond-buying program may soon begin to slow. And while investors didn't like hearing that from the Fed chairman, they really didn't like reading it in the Fed's last meeting minutes, which were released this afternoon, that a number of Fed members pushed for a slowdown at the last meeting. Investors' fears that the days of cheap money and Fed-induced stock market rally may be coming to an end sent stocks falling.
5 Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: NVE Corporation(NVEC)
NVE Corporation engages in the development and sale of devices that use spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin to acquire, store, and transmit information. It manufactures high-performance spintronic products, including sensors and couplers used to acquire and transmit data. The company?s products comprise standard sensors to detect the presence of a magnet or metallic material to determine position or speed; and custom and medical sensors primarily for medical devices to replace electromechanical magnetic switches. It also offers spintronic couplers, including passive-input couplers, digital-input couplers, and isolated network couplers in various series. In addition, the company licenses the spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, as well as provides contract research and development services. NVE Corporation sells its products through distributors, principally in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 19 82 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
5 Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Casual Male Retail Group Inc.(CMRG)
Casual Male Retail Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of men?s apparel in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates its stores under the Casual Male XL, Casual Male XL Outlets, Destination XL, Rochester Clothing, B & T Factory Direct, Shoes XL, and Living XL trade names. The company?s retail stores offer a range of basic sportswear, casual apparel, and dress wear and accessories, as well as a line of its private label collections, such as Harbor Bay, 626 Blue-Vintage Surplus, Synrgy, Oak Hill, and True Nation; casual clothing for the big and tall customers; loungewear, dress shirts, suits, and jeans wear; and luxury-oriented menswear. As of July 25, 2011, it operated 454 Casual Male XL retail and outlet stores, 15 Rochester Clothing stores, and 5 Destination XL stores. The company also operates a direct business, Shoes XL, which includes the shoesXL.com selling men?s footwear; livingxl.com and Living XL catalogs, speciali zing in selling select lifestyle products, such as chairs, outdoor accessories, and travel accessories, as well as bed and bath, and fitness equipment; and online stores for Casual Male XL and Rochester Clothing brands in the European countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands. In addition, it offers a selection of apparel, from branded manufacturers, such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Robert Graham, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cutter and Buck, Tommy Bahama, and Paul & Shark. The company was formerly known as Designs, Inc. and changed its name to Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. in August 2002 as a result of the acquisition of Casual Male business from Casual Male Corp. Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.
Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: A-sonic Aerospace Limited (A53.SI)
A-Sonic Aerospace Limited, an investment holding company, engages in aerospace engineering and logistics businesses. It supplies aircraft systems and components to airlines and aviation maintenance repair organizations, as well as offers retrofit solutions and aircraft maintenance management services; and provides academic and technical education relating to logistics, transportation, and commerce to industrial and commercial enterprises. The company also engages in the purchase, sale, and lease of aircraft. In addition, it provides supply chain management services; logistic solutions, including international and domestic multi-modal transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and customs clearance; airport ground services for cargo, as well as specialized active and passive packaging solutions; and air cargo management services. Further, the company acts as an air cargo general sales agent for various international airlines. It operates in Asia, sub-con tinent India, the Americas, and Europe. The company is based in Singapore.
5 Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: GeoGlobal Resources Inc. (GGR)
GeoGlobal Resources Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves in India, Israel, and Colombia. It has activities in four geological basins located offshore and onshore in India; one geological basin located offshore in Israel; and one geological basin located onshore in Colombia. The company has exploration rights pursuant to PSCs with the government of India are located in the Krishna Godavari Basin offshore and onshore in the State of Andhra Pradesh in south eastern India; the Cambay Basin onshore in the State of Gujarat in western India; the Deccan Syneclise Basin onshore in the State of Maharashtra in west central India; and the Bikaner-Nagaur Basin onshore in the State of Rajasthan in north western India. It also has exploration rights pursuant to licenses located in the Levantine Basin located off the coast of Israel. As of December 31, 2011, the company had interests in approximately 1,609,645 net acres . GeoGlobal Resources Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
5 Best Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Citizens & Northern Corp(CZNC)
Citizens & Northern Corporation operates as the holding for Citizens & Northern Bank, which provides various banking and mortgage products and services to individual and corporate customers in north central Pennsylvania and southern New York. Its deposit products include various checking accounts, passbook and statement savings, money market accounts, interest checking accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposits, as well as non-insured Repo Sweep accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises mortgage loans, commercial loans, and consumer loans, as well as specialized instruments, such as commercial letters-of-credit. It also provides trust and financial management services, including administration of trusts and estates, retirement plans, and other employee benefit plans; investment management services; and various personal and commercial insurance products, as well as mutual funds, annuities, educational savings accounts, and other investmen t products through registered agents. As of April 20, 2011, the company operates 26 full service offices in Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron, and McKean counties in Pennsylvania; and Steuben and Allegany counties in New York. Citizens & Northern Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.