For three months at the beginning of 2012, it seemed like stocks could do no wrong. Now, though, investors seem to be focusing on all the negatives, with a report on factory orders adding to concerns that last Friday's jobs report raised, stoking fear that the U.S. economy may stop expanding. Yet even though the Dow Jones Industrials
Moreover, unlike Friday, some Dow components managed to beat the gloom and rise. Home Depot
Finally, Johnson & Johnson
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Fool contributor Dan Caplinger doesn't own shares of the companies mentioned. You can follow him on Twitter, @DanCaplinger. The Motley Fool owns shares of Abbott Labs and Johnson & Johnson. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, and Pfizer, as well as creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson and writing covered calls on Lowe's. 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 Fool has a disclosure policy.