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Super Bowl Indicator Says Root for This Team Sunday

Super Bowl Indicator

Superstitious investors will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb.1.

That's because the "Super Bowl Indicator" tells us a Seahawks victory will propel the markets higher in 2015.

This might sound absurd, but the Super Bowl Indicator is strangely accurate... In fact, it's been right more than 80% of the time.

Here's a closer look at the trend...

Stock Market Futures Forecast 147-Point Decline, Shake Shack Makes NYSE Debut

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 30, forecasted a 147-point decline from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained 225 points on Thursday on strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

Today, markets will focus the fourth-quarter GDP estimate - the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity that covers every sector of the economy. Analysts anticipate growth of roughly 3.1%. That's a decrease from 5% in the third quarter of 2014.

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 Friday...

Dow Jones Today Jumps Triple Digits on This News

Dow Jones today MCD

The Dow Jones today gained 225 points. What fueled the surge? Strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

The good news started today before trading opened. Job cuts slipped to 15-year lows last week, a positive sign for the U.S. employment situation.

Here are the other top market stories plus today's new profit tip for investors...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

Stock market today

Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

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 Thursday...

Dow Jones Today Falls 195 Points After Fed Statement

Dow Jones today

The Dow Jones today shed 195 points. The cause? A U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

The energy sector also dragged down the markets today. Both Barclays Plc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.issued negative research notes on the price of oil.

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

Dow Jones Today Falls on Weak Earnings from MSFT, CAT

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones today tumbled 291 points amid poor earnings reports and conflicting economic data ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement on Wednesday.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) were two of the day's worst-performing stocks. Microsoft had its worst day since July 2013.

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

DJIA Shakes Off Greek Election Results to End Slightly Higher

DJIA

The DJIA dipped Monday due to concerns regarding the weekend's election in Greece but ended the choppy session slightly higher. Greek voters elected its anti-austerity party into office, and new concerns have emerged about the country potentially departing the euro.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, slipped 6.48% on the day.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Dow Jones Fell Triple Digits Today – Here's Why

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones fell 141 points Friday as weak earnings and soft economic data offset confidence spurred by another pending global stimulus package.

Crude oil prices continued to fall, pulling down energy and materials stocks in the process. West Texas Intermediate slipped nearly 2% on the day, with the price per barrel settling at $45.59.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Dow Jones Today Adds 39 Points Ahead of ECB Meeting

Dow Jones today

The Dow Jones today rose 39 points ahead of tomorrow's critical announcement by the European Central Bank on its stimulus plans. But the Dow's gains were capped by a decline in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, slipped 5% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from today's trading session...

Dow Jones Soars 190 Points to End 5-Day Losing Streak

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 both reversed course after five consecutive losing sessions. The Dow added 190 points as optimism on rising consumer confidence offset worries about the meltdown happening in the Forex markets over Switzerland's surprise currency announcement yesterday.

The VIX, the market's fear gauge, slipped 6.4% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from today's trading session...

Stock Market Futures Dip on Swiss Fallout, FXCM Down 91%

Stock Market Today

Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 16, forecasted an 86-point decline from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 both declined for the fifth consecutive trading session Thursday, while one of the most shocking currency decisions in recent history hammered global equity markets: the Swiss National Bank abandoned its current economic policy that prevents the euro/Swiss franc exchange rate from falling below 1.20.

Today, fallout continues as news of the Swiss currency policy reversal reverberates across the markets. The Swiss franc surged as much as 39% against the euro and U.S. dollar on Thursday, and pushed gold prices to a four-month high. The decision could have a profound impact on investment banks and hedge funds that held puts on the nation's currency.

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 Friday...

DJIA Falls on Weak Bank Earnings, Swiss Currency Surprise

DJIA

The DJIA and the S&P 500 both declined for the fifth consecutive trading session Thursday, while one of the most shocking currency decisions in recent history hammered global equity markets.

The Swiss National Bank abandoned its current economic policy that prevents the euro/Swiss franc exchange rate from falling below 1.20. The Swiss franc surged as much as 39% against the euro and U.S. dollar on the day.

Here's what else moved the Dow Jones today...

RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) Dives 30%, Headlines Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today

Good morning! The stock market today (Thursday, Jan. 15) is headlined by RadioShack (NYSE: RSH). RSH stock fell 30% premarket.
Today, investors will react to a slew of earnings reports from three large financial institutions and Nasdaq component Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). On the data side, jobless claims will remain in focus, in addition to an important update to the Philadelphia Fed Survey. Consensus estimates call for 295,000 new jobless claims for the week ending January 10.

Dow Jones Falls Again Today on Energy, Retail Woes

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 both declined for the fourth-consecutive trading session. The Dow plunged 186 points as retail sales hit an 11-month low and oil prices swung significantly.

The markets are still reacting to yesterday's announcement by the World Bank that it slashed its global growth outlook to 3% for 2015, down from the 3.4% forecast in the fall.

Here's a closer look at what moved markets today...

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