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Your Stock Market Correction Survival Guide

While the markets did not quite make it to official stock market correction territory this week, the 6% drop in less than a month should have reminded investors that they always need to be prepared for a downturn.

And mind you — despite a rebound today (Friday), this correction may not be over. That means investors need a plan.

These strategies will help you survive - and even profit from -- a stock market correction...

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Stock Market Futures Rise Ahead of Market Open

Stock market news, October 17, 2014: Good morning! Stock market futures today (Friday) indicate a market open 185 points higher than yesterday's close. Markets are rallying after positive economic data in the U.S. eased nerves. European stocks soared the most in seven months this morning.

Here's a roundup of the top stories affecting the stock market today - plus our "Tip of the Day"...

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Stock Market Futures Slipped Thursday Morning on These Top Stories

Stock market news, October 16, 2014: Stock market futures were back in the red this morning (Thursday) as European markets slipped on growth concerns. Additionally, investors are growing nervous about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down the last of its stimulus efforts. Dow futures fell more than 150 points, suggesting the markets are poised to fall back below the 16,000 mark this morning.

Get a roundup of the top news stories affecting the stock market today here...

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Yes, the Dow Jones Fell 460 Points Today – Here's What Happened

The Dow Jones dropped sharply Wednesday, falling as much as 460 points during the session amid weak economic data and renewed concerns about the Ebola virus. The DJIA rebounded in the afternoon, but still suffered a 173-point decline.

The S&P 500 fell again on the day, its sixth decline in eight sessions.

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

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Flat Markets and Falling Commodities Will Headline Stock Market Today

Stock market today, October 15, 2014: U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped 4% on the day.

Last week's stock market correction meant a 464-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We witnessed a continued sell-off in energy stocks and a slump in commodity prices, specifically oil, highlighting certain profit opportunities.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…

Stocks to Watch

Today's Hot Stocks to Watch: NFLX, EBAY, BAC, and More

Wall Street's focus has shifted from global woes to earnings as Q3 earnings season kicks into high gear.

This week brings a number of reports from all sectors. Initial earnings reports have so far impressed, with 70% of companies trumping forecasts, according to FactSet.

Here’s our full list of hot stocks to watch for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014…

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Why the Stock Market Today Is Jittery Over the Hong Kong Riots

Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.

Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong…

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