The following video is from Tuesday's episode of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Bryan Hinmon dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

While the Dow and the S&P 500 both pulled back today, it was the Nasdaq's sell-off that really caught some attention. While the tech sector had been enjoying a good run in 2013, it was hit hard today, as the debt-ceiling deadline on Oct. 17 draws nearer. In today's lead story on Investor Beat, Matt and Bryan talk about whether investors were right to take some money off the table, and who really needs a home run now that earnings season has officially kicked off.

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