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This Week's Eight New IPOs Led by Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO)

The calendar is loaded again this week, as eight new IPOs come to market. We've now seen 35 initial public offerings since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock hit the market on Sept. 19.

The biggest IPO to watch this week is Zayo Group Holdings (NYSE: ZAYO). The stock is coming to market on Friday, and the fiber-optic company will raise roughly $650 million.

But that's not the only deal to watch this week. In fact, this week's new IPOs should raise more than $1.8 billion combined.

Here are the details behind each of this week’s upcoming IPOs…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today: What to Watch on Wall Street This Columbus Day

Stock market today, Oct. 13, 2014: U.S. futures were mixed this morning, despite global stocks being in the red again. Today's session will likely see light trading volumes due to the U.S. Columbus Day holiday.

The September-quarter earnings calendar kicks into high gear this week. Tomorrow, investors are keeping an eye on a number of important bellwether companies, including banking giants Citigroup (NYSE: C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).

Here’s what else you should know to make your Monday profitable:

Housing Market

How "The Most Powerful Man in the World" Got His Mortgage Denied…

Ben Bernanke began his tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board just as the housing bubble was peaking in February 2006.

He exited the post in February of this year after supposedly shepherding the country out of the Great Recession the mortgage crisis spawned.

He recently admitted the housing recovery is hitting a wall.

But this time, it's personal… Full Story

Stock Market Today

S&P 500 and Nasdaq Suffer Worst Week Since May 2012

U.S. stock markets continued their downward spiral today (Friday). The sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping another 115 points. This was the worst week for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq since May 2012.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 13%, finishing one of the most volatile trading weeks of 2014.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Investing Tips

How to Trade After a Market Reversal

The markets fell hard yesterday (Thursday), in the biggest one-day drop so far this year. Traders kept their fingers on the sell button pretty much all day. The Dow tumbled 335 points, the S&P 500 Index got shellacked 41 points, and the tech-laden Nasdaq lost 90 points.

Yet this is NOT a "run for the hills" moment. Instead, it's a fantastic short-term trading opportunity.

Here's how to trade after a market reversal...

Stock Market

Why Market Volatility Is the New Normal

Market volatility is back with a vengeance. The triple-digit moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average we're seeing almost daily are telling us that markets are very nervous.

Investors are jumping out because they don't want to get caught in a correction, and they're jumping back in because they don't want to miss the next leg up. However, things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Here’s the truth about the new volatility…

Stock Market Today

U.S. Stock Market Futures Sinking Friday on These Top Stories

Stock market news, October 10, 2014: This morning (Friday), U.S. stock market futures were down, as global stocks continued their selloff. The same forces fueled yesterday's 334-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Global stocks slipped to a six-month low, causing volatility to surge, and the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) – the market's fear gauge – soared 25%.
Meanwhile, Brent crude – the global benchmark set in London – slipped to its lowest level since 2010.

Here are the top stories affecting the stock market today…

Investing Tips

Forget What the "Analysts" Say, Both of These Omens Mean Big Profits

It's been 14 trading sessions since the financial media was abuzz with the fact that the Russell 2000 Index experienced a Death Cross. That is to say its 50-day simple moving average (SMA) trended below its 200-day SMA. The coverage was all about why the Death Cross spelled impending doom for small-cap stocks and, by extension, the entire stock market.

In fact, in all of the Death Cross commentary I saw on television and read on the Internet there was no mention of historical performance after a Death Cross. None! Just a lot of hyperbole about why we should be concerned.

Indeed, instead of even the most basic statistics, all the well-spoken analysts, well-dressed pundits, and market commentators just kept showing chart screenshots of the current market condition as a reason why we should all hunker down for a correction.

Basically, a sample set of one.

And as you remember from Statistics 101, a sample set of one means absolutely nothing! It's not's even really a set because a set implies at least two data points.

The lack of statistical support raised quite a few questions about the actual performance of stocks following instances of a Death Cross the Golden Cross – when the 50-day SMA trends above the 200-day SMA.

So, I took it upon myself to do myth-busting, and what I found has startling lucrative implications for every savvy investor.

Indeed, my test results suggest some actions that will set us up for a profitable ride ahead… Full Story