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Stock Market Today: An Apple Downgrade and a Twitter Upgrade

But as 2014 begins, concern is growing that the wall will tumble as investors look to stocks with complacency and say What, me worry? Click to Play Stock market ready for here. a downturn? Paul Vigna and A&G Capital President Hilary Kramer discuss a possible economic downturn, along with sector and stocks investors should study and those they should avoid in 2014. Photo: Getty Widespread optimism would be troubling for market returns going forward, but understandable, after diversified U.S. stock funds rose a stunning 33.7% on average as of Dec. 30, including dividends, in a year that was anything but average.

The social media stock is up nearly 50% since its November initial public offering despite mostly bearish Wall Street ratings and no profits to speak of. Still, Evercore sees a shift in online video content under way that Twitter should benefit from by grabbing billions in new ad revenue over the next few years. The stock is down 0.39% in premarket trading. Finally, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) is recalling a donkey meat snack it had been selling in China after tests showed traces of fox meat in the product. The scandal threatens to hurt Wal-Mart's food reputation in the world's largest grocery market. The company is investigating the incident, which will likely point to the need for more investment in Wal-Mart's supplier management in China.