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Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges Again: What to Do Next

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At times like the present, one question inevitably rises to the very top of the heap... what do I do next? Sadly, millions of investors will never know.

For them, the markets are like a one-way street to financial hell. Lacking any sort of cohesive plan, they lurch from one "investment" to another only to doom themselves to sub-par returns.

Fortunately, you're not among them. You're here, and that gives you a tremendous advantage, especially on days like today, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets.

So let's tackle that question with an answer that is as powerful as it is simple. And, while we're at it, let's highlight a recommendation that's uniquely suited for today's chaotic markets...

Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Falling Today

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Good morning! Dow Jones Industrial Average futures today (Tuesday, Jan. 5) were down 34 points ahead of the opening bell.

A massive sell off in the Asian markets triggered circuit breakers that suspend trading during times of massive volatility yesterday, and the U.S. markets are still reacting to the news.

Here's what else investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Tanks Today After China's Market Crashes

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Good morning! Dow Jones Industrial Average futures today (Monday, Jan. 4) were down 316 points ahead of the opening bell.

A massive sell off in the Asian markets triggered circuit breakers that suspend trading during times of massive volatility. But not before Mainlaind Chinese stocks cratered.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today as Oil Prices Stabilize

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Good morning! Dow Jones Industrial Average futures today (Tuesday, Dec. 29) were up 62 points ahead of opening bell.

Crude oil prices rallied last week and are slightly up by 0.76% this morning. Fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers dropped the price to $37.09 per barrel.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down 74 Points as Oil Prices Slump

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Good morning! Dow Jones Industrial Average futures today (Monday, Dec. 28) were down 74 points ahead of opening bell.

Crude oil prices rallied last week but are down 3.18% this morning. Fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers dropped the price to $36.89 per barrel.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 22 Points on GDP Report

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Good morning! The Dow today (Tuesday, Dec. 22) gained 22 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is reacting to the third revision to Q3 U.S. GDP reports by the Commerce Department.

Crude oil prices are rising from 11-year lows to open the market. Despite fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers, oil prices have risen to $36.02 per barrel.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today Despite Oil Prices Hitting 11-Year Low

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Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 21) gained 139 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still reacting to the Federal Reserve's decision last week to raise interest rates .

Crude oil prices came are at 11-year lows to open the market. Fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers dropped the price to $34.53 per barrel.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today as FOMC Meeting Begins

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Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 15) climbed 13 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is positively reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices are volatile because of the FOMC meeting and fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today as Oil Prices Fall

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Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 14) fell 20 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting next week on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices came close to an 11-year low to open the market. Fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers dropped the price to $35.62 per barrel.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Will Try to Snap a 3-Day Losing Streak Today

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Good morning! Dow futures today (Thursday, Dec. 10) are up 25 points ahead of opening bell.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average will aim to break a three-day losing streak.

Oil prices hit a new low amid concerns of oversupply following a meeting among members of OPEC. The global oil cartel recently chose to continue pumping oil at high volumes in order to protect market share.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today with Oil Prices at 7-Year Lows

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) are up 21 points as oil prices rose on speculation that crude inventories declined.

Oil prices remain strained as concerns about oversupply increase following a meeting among members of OPEC. The global oil cartel recently chose to continue pumping oil at high volumes in order to protect market share.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today as Oil Prices Tank

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is moving today ahead of speeches from the Federal Reserve. Here's what else investors need to know this morning.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015) showed a decline of 158 points as concerns about falling energy prices rattled investors in both Asia and Europe.

On Monday, the Dow Jones fell 117 points after oil prices fell to six-year lows as concerns about oversupply rattled trader sentiment. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp.(NYSE: CVX) were both off roughly 2.6% and were the biggest drags on the Dow Jones.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of Federal Reserve Speech

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Dec. 7, 2015) were down nine points ahead of a busy week of economic data that includes an update on inflation, November retail sales, and consumer sentiment. These major economic data points will continue to provide insight into the FOMC meeting on Dec. 15 and 16.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today on "Cyber Monday"

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Nov. 30, 2015) slipped 28 points ahead of today's big ecommerce shopping event Cyber Monday.

Investors will be watching shares of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), as the nation's top ecommerce site takes center stage. Investors are also excited about news that the company has unveiled its most recent prototype of drones that it plans to deploy as part its Prime Air service.

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Dow Jones Futures Down 110 Points Ahead of a Busy Day of Data

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Dow Jones futures today (Tuesday, Nov. 24) were down 110 points ahead of key data reports set for release this morning...

On Monday, the DJIA dropped 31 points thanks to a small sell-off in key components like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).

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