Fed Fails to Boost the Dow

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The Federal Reserve's announcements today provided few surprises for investors, but many market-watchers believed the continuation of Operation Twist, which the Fed confirmed through 2012, would boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Instead, the Dow closed down 0.1%. However, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed that all of the tools were on the table: "If we don’t see continued improvement in the labor market, we'll be prepared to take additional steps if appropriate." In the following video, Isaac sheds some light on an uncertain market and identifies what he believes could be the strongest industry among the Dow components.

The reason Isaac remains bullish on a typically cyclical industry: Emerging-market demand for the underlying products continues to soar. To combat slow growth, investors should look for American companies experiencing tremendous sales increases in emerging markets. Our top analysts have identified a few in our special free report, "3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World." The report won't be available forever, so we invite you to click here to get your copy today!

Isaac Pino owns shares of General Electric. Catherine Baab-Muguira and The Motley Fool have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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