Record-breaking earnings from Apple weren't enough to stem a tide of red ink this morning, as fallout from the State of the Union address as well as anxiety about the Federal Reserve's interest rate forecasts cast a shadow on the broader stock market. At around 10:15 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
Defense stocks took a hard hit despite posting earnings that beat estimates. Boeing
Bucking the downtrend was American Express
If the Dow's getting you down, turn to some smarter investing alternatives. The Motley Fool's latest special report reveals the names of three stocks you really ought to own. The report is yours free if you click here -- but don't wait: Do it now before it's gone.
Fool contributor Dan Caplinger doesn't own shares of the companies mentioned. You can follow him on Twitter here. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended writing a covered strangle position in American Express. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool has a disclosure policy.