The Dow Is Falling. Is the Sky Next?http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/04/the-dow-is-falling-is-the-sky-next.aspx Jessica Alling
February 4, 2013
Oh, how quickly the highs of last week disintegrated. Opening 58 points lower than it closed on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) continues to fall as the morning progresses. New economic and global concerns are making investors concerned, forcing them to consider whether the record highs were justified. Regardless, there are a few companies that just won't quit, while others take the plunge along with the index.
Concerns over the European Union have sprung up once again. With political unease lingering in Spain and Italy creating more worries over EU volatility, U.S. investors have matched the European market's retreat. As elections for Italy's premier are scheduled for later in the month, investors should expect to see more market movement driven by political concerns.
Winning despite the fall
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) introduced a new line of products this morning, designed to improve data flow in both data centers and cloud environments. With its new product innovation, Cisco is continuing to deliver on its Unified Data Center initiative, where it looks to create simplified operations, more agile infrastructure, and improved use