The following video is part of our "Talking Stocks" series, in which Motley Fool analyst Austin Smith discusses trends from across the investing universe.
In today's edition, Austin looks at why the markets are falling today. Of course, the usual overhang about European pessimism lingers, but now we also have disappointing retail sales figures to chew on, as well as the IMF's revision of global GDP estimates down to 3.9% for 2013 compared to prior estimates of 4.1%. On the Dow, the biggest winner from Friday, JPMorgan
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