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Stock Market Predictions Today Point to More Volatility than Usual in Q2 2015

Stock market predictions are typically bullish in April. According to The Stock Trader's Almanac, the S&P 500 has climbed every single April since 2006 by an average of 3.1%. Since 1950, it has been the best performing month for the Dow Jones.

This monthly spike is usually attributed to strong Q1 earnings reports hitting Wall Street. Numerous companies will also raise their guidance figures for the full year in April.

This year, things aren't as bullish in the short term. Our stock market predictions today call for continued volatility into Q2.

Here's what to watch in the stock market in April, as well as an update on the long-term outlook for 2015...

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DJIA Index Falls 200 Points to End Q1 in the Red

The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday. The cause? Energy stocks drove the market downward as Iranian nuclear deal talks weigh down oil prices.

The markets pared gains from Monday's massive rally. Basic materials stocks including Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here are more top stories from today, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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Healthcare Deals and Energy Stocks Boost DJIA Today

The DJIA today soared 263 points, bringing 18,000 back into the Dow's line of sight again. The cause for the surge? Several key deals in the healthcare sector plus big gains for energy stocks.

The S&P 500 energy sector jumped more than 1.8% on the day. Today's most active energy stocks were Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), up 2.45%; and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), up 2.51%.

Here are the day's top stories plus our new profit tip for investors...

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DJIA Today Suffers Fourth Straight Decline, 39-Point Loss

The DJIA today managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points. The S&P 500 struggled to its fourth-straight daily decline.

Investors brushed aside concerns about a pending interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve and jitters over the upcoming earnings season.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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DJIA Today Moving on these Top 7 News Stories

Good Morning!Stock futures for Friday, March 20, forecasted a 141-point gain for the DJIA today from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 117 points on Thursday thanks to a slump in oil and commodity prices and a stronger dollar that weighed down energy and material stocks.

What to Watch Today: Keep an ear to two speeches from Members of the Federal Reserve, Charles Evans and Dennis Lockhart. They will be scrutinized for any insight on when the central bank could increase interest rates.

Here's what else you should know about the DJIA today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday:

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Falls Triple Digits – Here's Why

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today shed 117 points. The reason? A slump in oil and commodity prices and a stronger dollar weighed down energy and material stocks.

The markets pulled back after yesterday's announcement that the central bank will not increase interest rates until the nation sees an improvement in its jobs picture and inflation begins to rise.

Here are the day's top market stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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Stock Market Today Moving on News from AAPL, FB, and BABA

Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Wednesday:

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DJIA Today Dips 128 Points as FOMC Meeting Kicks Off

The DJIA today slipped 128 points. The cause? Investor jitters about interest rates as the FOMC meeting gets underway, coupled with falling oil prices and new concerns about the U.S. economy.

Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the S&P 500 Index dropped. Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) were the biggest drag on the S&P 500 today, falling roughly 1.3%.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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Why the DJIA Index Was Down Again Today

The DJIA Index closed with a 27-point loss Wednesday, failing to hold onto earlier gains. The decline comes a day after markets saw their broadest sell-off in two months over concerns of a pending interest-rate hike.

The dollar rose again today, gaining more than 1%. It's now at a 12-year high against the euro.

Here are the day's top market stories - plus our new profit tip for investors...

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