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Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Today Surges 154 Points, plus GDOT Soars 24% on WMT Partnership

The Dow Jones today soared 154 points as U.S. markets posted their largest gains in five weeks on Wednesday. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans urged the central bank to be "exceptionally patient" when deciding a timeframe on increasing interest rates.

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

Stock Market Today

S&P 500 Falls for Third Straight Session on Syria Airstrikes, Weak European Data

The S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets.

Gold prices took a turn today, finally rebounding from a streak of nine-month lows in recent trading sessions.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today

BABA Soars 38% in Debut, but U.S. Stock Market Ends the Day Flat

U.S. Stock Market, Sept. 19, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) saw mixed trading. The Dow Jones closed at another record high with just a small gain, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended the day down.

The day was dominated by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which finally went public after months of hype. The stock opened at $92 and ended its first day of trading at $93.89.

Here are more top stories from today...

Dow Jones Today

Dow Jones Today Will Be Watching FOMC Meeting Closely

Dow Jones Today, September 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the U.S. Federal Reserve and expected the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee kicked off a two-day meeting, where the central bank will be under intensive scrutiny from investors to determine what action Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her team will take on interest rates in the next nine months.

Here's what else you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:

Stock Market Today

DJIA Soars 100 Points Today as Rising Oil Prices Lift Energy Stocks

The DJIA rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the Federal Reserve and expect the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Today saw strong its strongest gains in the energy sector, fueled by rising oil prices. Brent crude, priced in London, increased 1.4%, while U.S. crude futures in New York were up 2%.

Here are today's top stories...

Stock Market Today

DJIA Sheds 61 Points as Markets Suffer First Weekly Loss in Six Weeks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed down 61 points Friday, dipping beneath the 17,000 mark, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday.

Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks this afternoon.

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

Stock Market Today

BBRY, LULU, and GOGO Among Biggest Gainers in the Stock Market Today

U.S. markets were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 eking out modest gains and the Dow Jones shedding 19 points on news that the EU has issued new sanctions against Russian energy companies.

Investors also grew more cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with many suggesting the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today

Alibaba IPO Price Update Is Biggest Story in the Stock Market Today

Stock market today, Sept. 8, 2014: U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, with the economy adding a meager 142,000 jobs, investors saw a silver lining in the eight-month hiring low: The structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates in the near term.

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How Stocks Do in September

These two charts show you how stocks do in September, with the rumblings of how this is the worst month for stocks…

True, September has been the nastiest month for the Dow Jones over the last century, with an average loss of 0.8%. Since 1929, the Dow average performance for September has been a 1.24% loss.

But you can be prepared no matter what happens – and here’s how…

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