For all of the attention the Dow Jones Industrial Average
On both the S&P 500 and the Russell 3000, the top two sectors are tech and financials, but on the Dow tech is only the third-largest sector -- and 71% of that value is driven by IBM. That's why when I see the Dow up 0.5% in early morning trading, but both the S&P and the Nasdaq trading in the red, I think we're missing something.
Tech is the news-making sector today, and investing in the space isn't complete without at least some mention of Apple
Not all bad
Despite underwhelming news from the company that comprises 20% of the tech-biased Nasdaq, there are some smaller companies lighting up investors' portfolios with huge pops. Riverbed Technology
The lazy investor that tuned into just the Dow today to catch the market's pulse would have missed the most important storyline on the markets today: Apple's earnings. Make no mistake about it, this company moves markets. You can be a better investor both inside and outside of tech if you know the "5 Things You Can't Miss About Apple." I wouldn't think about investing today without having some understanding of the market's most powerful company, plus all the reasons you should buy and sell Apple. Click here to read more.
Austin Smith owns no shares of the companies mentioned here. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Corning, InvenSense, and Riverbed Technology. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Corning, and Riverbed Technology. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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