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RegMed Daily, Closing Bell, 10/20/11, the volatility index is up, heed the signs for uncertainty in markets

End of Day, Cause and Effect …


Stocks edged higher Thursday, as the indexes extended the see-saw trading that’s characterized most of the week.

In this market climate, there are … too many … elephants in the room … it is not just the EU … but, weak markets … political intransigence and the list could go on … our resolve to confront or be convinced … that small cap RegMed equities WILL come back … 

Could we base “premise” on maybe … one historical precedent that … what has gone down, usually goes back up … as it seems to be all macro versus the micro  attitudes.  I admit, there has not been much news to give us confidence …


Closing Bell: The NASDAQ closed DOWN -5.42 (-0.21%) to 2,598.62. The Dow closed UP +41.48 (-0.36%) to 11,546.10.

Who’s up … at the close and any … whys:

 Cytori (NASDAQ:CYTX) +$0.02 <+0.70%> to $2.91; Dendreon (NASDAQ:DNDN) +0.20 <+2.04%> to $9.99; Fibrocell (OTC BB: FCSC) +$0.01 <2.04%> to $0.50; Geron (NASDAQ:GERN) +$0.04 <1.84%> to $2.21; NeoStem (AMEX: NBS) +$0.02 <+3.17> to $65; Opexa (OPXA) +$0.01 <0.89%> to $1.10; Osiris (NASDAQ:OSIR) +$0.06 <1.23%> to $4.92; Pluristem (NASDAQ:PSTI) +$0.03 <+1.06%> to $2.87.

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