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WTI Crude Oil Price Today Falls Alongside Chinese Yuan

The WTI crude oil price today fell to a six-year low in the wake of China's decision to devalue its yuan this morning.

Although China touts it as a reform measure, the devaluation raises concerns that the nation's government is panicking.

Here's everything you need to know about today's movements...

Gold

How China Plans to Dominate Pricing in the Gold Market

China is notable for its long-time affinity toward gold. For the past several years, it has consistently been one of the top two gold consumers worldwide. (India holds the title for No. 1 gold consumer – for now.)

China is also the world's largest gold producer. So it stands to reason that China would want to exert more influence over the gold market – and gold prices.

Here's how the Asian nation aims to do just that...

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Why Our 2015 Top Stock Picks Feature Hot Blue Chips FB, GOOG, AAPL

Our 2015 top stock picks tend to feature small-cap stocks with explosive growth.

But that doesn't mean the only path to gains is sitting on a risky small-cap and hoping for a pop.

In fact, even with the major market indices running into trouble recently, some blue-chip names are red-hot...

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Play China's $67 Trillion Surge with This Stock

Before this month's crash, Chinese markets doubled over seven months to peak at 5,166 in mid-June.

On the way up, anecdotes abounded of farmers abandoning their fields in favor of trading stocks on margin. By late June, there were more individual investors in China than the 87.8 million card-carrying members of the Communist Party of China.

Now, of course, the Shanghai Composite Index has crashed a staggering 28% since June 12. The boom isn't done going bust; there may still be more pain to come.

But the Chinese markets' spectacular crash obscures one of the most important market truths of the 21st century…

China is undergoing a massive transformation toward a consumer-driven economy – one that will see demand power surge to $67 trillion within a decade…

And one U.S. company has become the top choice to profit from this shift...

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Protect Yourself Before the Next Stock Market Crash in China

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is up more than 3.4% today after falling more than 11% over the previous four trading sessions. Even with today's gain, the Chinese index has fallen more than 26% since mid-June.

The Chinese market remains incredibly volatile, and many on Wall Street are predicting another stock market crash in the country.

Here's how to protect yourself in case there is another stock market crash in China...

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Why Manipulation Won't Help China's Stock Market

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined "Making Money with Charles Payne" on FOX Business Monday, offering his views on China's ongoing stock market collapse.

Gilani outlined several lessons that both investors and policy makers can draw from this unfolding event, including his view that this is an economic phenomenon, not just a market event.

Watch the video here...

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China's Stock Market Could See More Government Intervention

China's stock market has been extremely volatile since mid-June.

And now that dip has prompted government intervention. Additional measures are likely if the whiplash-like moves continue.

Over the last month, the Chinese government has implemented at least 40 measures to prop up the market, including...

Global Economy

How Bad Is China's Stock Market Crash, in 4 Charts

While much of the world's focus has been on the crisis in Greece, China's stock market crash brewing to the east is more likely to ripple global markets. Value of shares in the world's largest economy plummeted more than 30% in the last few weeks alone, after having skyrocketed 150% in little more than a year.

"Hundreds of millions of inexperienced Chinese investors, many of whom have never owned securities before and who have never experienced anything other than rising markets, are panicking. Effectively, they've all hit the sell button at once."

Exactly how bad is the China stock market crash?

These four charts help put the country's major market sell-off into perspective...

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Five Reasons You Owe It to Your Money to Put China's Market Rout in Perspective

Millions of investors around the world are watching China's stock markets with bated breath, given that the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses have lost more than $3 trillion in market capitalization between them over the past three weeks – a real money amount that's greater than Brazil's annual output or Spain's entire stock market, according to Bloomberg.

Bluntly speaking, they're hoping the "bubble" won't pop.

Well, you and I both know that "hope" is not a viable investment strategy. In reality, a Chinese market correction is exactly what's needed and what every savvy investor knows has to happen even if they don't "want" to see it.

Once you understand why, you won't want to miss out on what happens next.

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Where Is Bitauto (NYSE: BITA) Stock Headed in 2015?

Over the last two years, BITA stock has smashed the S&P 500 by 242%.

But BITA stock has seen a huge sell-off recently. Shares are down 3.7% since July 2014 and 36.1% in the last six months.

Here's why the Chinese e-commerce company is beaten down right now...