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RegMed Daily Dialogue, 7/18/11, the market has a bad case of the jitters

The 6 W’s: Who, what, where, when, why and what of it…

US stocks fell sharply on Monday, the 1st day of a busy earnings week, as investors fretted about Europe’s debt crisis and the debate over lifting the debt ceiling. For every stock gaining, more than half a dozen fell on the NYSE, where volume neared 218M as of 11 am/EST. Stocks continued their slide after a measure of builder confidence showed a bit of improvement in July, with the National Association of Home Builders sentiment index rising 2 points to 15 in July.

RegMed universe is “looking for the mattress to hide in or under” on 7/18/11 … The NASDAQ is DOWN -39.92 (-1.32%) to 2,749.88. The Dow is DOWN -158.75 (-1.27%) to 12,320.98. 

Mid-day Market Movers: Aastrom (ASTM), Fibrocell (NASDAQ:FCSC), Geron (NASDAQ:GERN), ReNeuron (LSE: RENE.L) and Tengion (TNGN) are up

Today’s Sermon: Patience, stocks are short term oversold …

What’s driving the regmed market … AS L O W … Monday