Investor's Seem to Have Missed the Good News in Bernanke's Analysis
Bernanke basically said that the U.S. economy is recovering and that 'artificial' government stimulation would begin tapering off because it was no longer needed. This means that 'real' economic progress is being made by corporations and small businesses in growing the economy. This real progress, based on the 'real' business of America is much preferred over the 'false' government stimulus.
The government stimulus was only meant to get the economy back on it's feet. In some respects it has succeeded. But now that businesses and the capitalistic system are beginning to make real progress, investors are panicking. Why?
PS, I'm a long term dividend investor. All my divvies are reinvested, so I'm no concerned when the pps of any stocks go down. That just means that I buy them at a cheaper price. If you are a dividend investor/reinvestor, you just don't have to worry about market corrections.
Furthermore, stocks like CSX are long term investments. If you are worried about daily/weekly/monthly/yearly changes in the pps, then you've invested in the wrong stock. With CSX, think 5-10 years, maybe decades.
CSX should benefit greatly from real manufacturing and construction gains over the next few years, and longer-term should benefit from increased shipments of coal, the demand for which is historically low right now. Also, don't discount the possible effects of a great deal of new business from the transportation of imports/exports, brought about by the expansion of the Panama Canal and more cargo ships docking at Eastern Ports.