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Why the Fiat Chrysler Stock Price Is Up 35% This Year (NYSE: FCAU)

The Fiat Chrysler stock price is up 35% this year, compared to a loss of nearly 5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the same time.

One reason for the soaring stock price has been Fiat Chrysler's fastest annualized pace of U.S. vehicle sales in more than a decade. Particularly, Jeep sales have impressed investors.

But recently, the upcoming Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) IPO is also driving shares higher...

Commodities

Glencore Collapse Could Be Even Worse Than Feared

A lot of powerful voices have joined me in warning about the potential threat that Glencore Plc. (LON: GLEN) poses to global financial markets. Bank of America, for instance, has published a report on the true size of the fallout. As you'll see in a moment, it's staggering.

But since we talked about Glencore late last month, something insane has happened: The stock has gone up.

But not for any good reason. The company has not righted the ship. The surge is only due to short-sellers covering their positions.

The ugly truth is, the company is still a "shining" example of exactly what's wrong with these markets.

And I fear individual investors will get caught in the mess and wiped out on a stock like this or some of the others around it.

That's why I want to call out the misapprehensions and lies that are causing this "fauxcovery" and show you what's next.

Because it could end up even worse than I thought...

Stocks

Why Dell and EMC Corp. Made the Largest Tech Deal Ever (NYSE: EMC)

Dell Inc.'s purchase of EMC is reportedly worth $67 billion.

In terms of revenue, the EMC purchase could now put Dell right behind HP and IBM.

Money Morning subscribers can read on to find out why Dell purchased EMC and what it means for the future.

Stock Market Crash

One of the Biggest Stock Market Crash Indicators We've Seen in 2015

We received one of the biggest stock market crash indicators we've seen in 2015 today (Friday) when Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported that U.S. equity outflows hit a 15-week high this week.

According to the bank, more than $83 billion fled stocks in the last week as global economic concerns intensified.

Here's why that is a such a big deal for the global markets...

NYSE

NYSE Shutdown Shows Cybersecurity Risks – and Opportunities

The New York Stock Exchange's meltdown on Wednesday shows how fragile our financial infrastructure is. But it also shows how canny investors can position themselves to profit from that fragility.
The NYSE, a unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), shut down at 11:32 AM ET, and was offline until after 3:00 PM ET.

Frankly, it was scary to see the NYSE - the ideal of exchanges for a decade - melt down.

stock market today

Why Did the NYSE Shut Down Today?

It’s not unprecedented for the New York Stock Exchange to shut down. In its 223-year history, the index has had more than 400 “special closings.”

But Wednesday’s unexpected three-hour closing came without warning. It left investors confused — even panicked — and asking the question, “Why did the NYSE shut down today?”

You see, the NYSE “temporarily halted” trading at 11:32 a.m. ET. It resumed at roughly 3:10 p.m. ET.

Here’s what happened…

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How the Stock Market Works

A basic understanding of how the stock market works is important for any potential investor who wants to trade stocks.

That's because a lot about how the stock market works is misunderstood.

Here's an overview of some of the key concepts...

New York Stock Exchange

Does the NYSE Close for Snow? Rare, but Yes

New York Stock Exchange weather-related closures are rare. Indeed, even with New York declaring a state of emergency today (Tuesday), it was business as usual for the NYSE.

Even with blizzard warnings remaining in effect for large swaths of the Empire State and the Big Apple bought to a standstill, the NYSE opened for trading.

But there have been NYSE snow days. Take a look...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Down Today on These Top Stories

Good morning! Stock market futures suggest an open below Friday's close after disappointing economic data emerged from the Eurozone and China. On Friday's session, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit record highs.

Today, watch for earnings from Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) after the closing bell. The health company has been the center of a long public battle between activist investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over its marketing model. In addition, keep an eye on the election polls.

Here's what else you should know - including Money Morning's "Tip of the Day" - this Monday morning:

Tech Investing

The Worst Advice Wall Street Ever Gave

A Wall Street money manager quoted in a recent column in the Wall Street Journal said that investors should make sure they have exposure to emerging markets.

When I read that statement, I was floored. This may be the worst investment advice Wall Street ever gave.

Here's why this advice is so terrible - and what you should do instead...