Investor Beat: The Market Correction Everyone's Been Fearing?

As the Nasdaq Composite continues to trend downward, more and more Wall Street analysts have the word "correction" on their lips. The index has been pulled down largely by social media and biotech stocks, but companies across technology have been feeling the burn.

On Tuesday's edition of Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Morgan Housel and Mike Olsen discuss this major pullback. Morgan gives his thoughts on market corrections in general and how often investors can expect to see this kind of downward fall, while Mike looks at the actual value of the market today.

Then the guys look at four stocks making moves on the market today. Google has just acquired Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones. The search giant has said it could use the technology both for collecting high-resolution images, and for offering Internet access in remote areas. Coca-Cola stock was up today, after the company beat analysts' expectations for first-quarter earnings. However, revenue was still down 4% for the quarter, amid declining consumer demand for soft drinks. Motorola has now sold off its enterprise business, which makes hardware such as computers, tablets, and barcode scanners, to a barcode printer maker called Zebra Technologies. And Citigroup saw shares rise after beating the rather low expectations for its first quarter.

And finally, Mike and Morgan each discuss one stock popping up on their radar this week. Mike looks at the curiosity that is Amazon.com, the behemoth that defies all prediction of how big it can one day get. Meanwhile, Morgan points out that at just around 1.3 times book value, Berkshire Hathaway is one of the last places investors can go for value on the market today.

The greatest thing Warren Buffett ever said
Warren Buffett has made billions through his investing and he wants you to be able to invest like him. Through the years, Buffett has offered up investing tips to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. Now you can tap into the best of Warren Buffett's wisdom in a new special report from The Motley Fool. Click here now for a free copy of this invaluable report.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

DocumentId: 2916911, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 7/29/2014 3:03:06 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement