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Dow Jones Industrial Average Higher; Oil on Track for Best Week Since 2009

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For years, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has courted Russia, though without much success. It's easy to see why the attraction is there; the world's largest country has huge oil reserves and the geopolitical clout to boost the cartel's "muscle" by about a third.

But this past weekend, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that Moscow is ready to meet with both OPEC and other oil producers to address the low price of oil.

This is an important development. It means that for the first time in nearly 11 months, geopolitics is likely to give support to higher crude - meaning oil prices get a new push.

We can expect something more from these meetings, as well...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Moving on Fed Minutes Release

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015) slipped 55 points in premarket hours as the earnings season unofficially kicks off and traders await the release of the minutes from the Fed Open Market Committee meeting in September.

Here's what else investors should be watching for in the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips Today Ahead of Q3 Earnings Season

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015) were down 13 points as traders began to eye earnings reports and mixed economic data.

The unofficial beginning to earnings season begins on Thursday when Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reports after the bell.

Here's everything else that's moving the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Higher Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Oct. 5, 2015) were up 96 points as traders began to eye fourth-quarter earnings reports and mixed economic data.

On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed from a downturn in the morning and gained more than 200 points as energy stocks surged on rising oil prices.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Could Move Higher Today on This Data, Yellen Speech

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Dow Jones Industrial Average today: Find out what's ahead, and what matters most.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today on Move After This Data Released

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Dow Jones futures today were on the move after a monthly update on Japan's industrial production offered greater clarity into the impact of China's slowdown on one of the world's largest economies.

The U.S. housing market is in focus with the July release of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, set for 9 a.m.

On Monday, the Dow Jones fell 312 points as concerns about China's economic growth weighed on investor sentiment. Healthcare stocks slumped another 4% as a sell-off in biotech stocks continued.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 slipped below the psychological barrier of 1,900 for the first time since Aug. 26. The S&P 500 dipped nearly 50 points, or 2.6%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 142 points, or 3% after a massive sell-off in healthcare and biotech stocks. Go here for our top story today on what the S&P 500's move below 1,900 means for markets going forward...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Sept. 28, 2015) were down 93 points as traders take a cautious approach ahead of three speeches by members of the Federal Reserve, a slew of economic data, and a looming budget debate in Washington D.C.

Investors are focused this week on two major data announcements: the monthly updates of manufacturing data from China and the U.S. unemployment rate.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Moving on This Data

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, are on the move this morning ahead of a critical day of economic data. It includes new home sales, weekly jobless claims, durable goods orders, and an earnings report from Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE).

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones fell 51 points after new economic data suggested that the global economy was slowing down.

According to the September PMI report, U.S. manufacturing growth remained at its lowest levels since August 2013. Meanwhile, Chinese manufacturing growth fell to a six-and-a-half-year low over the last month.

Dow Futures Today Move on Chinese PMI Figures

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Not investing in technology right now means missing one of the greatest bull markets of all time.

Over the last 10 years, the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite Index has beaten the broader market by more than double.

That outperformance will continue. The American economy now runs on high tech - from chips to cloud computing to biotech to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, these advanced systems form the backbone of our nation's growth.

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Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Down Today

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015) slumped more than 298 points this morning after Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said in a speech that he anticipates the U.S. central bank to tighten monetary policy in either October or December.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Higher Today on Interest Rate Speculation

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, September 21) rose more than 111 points this morning after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said he would have supported an interest rate hike during last week's FOMC meeting.

He also laid out the case for tightening monetary policy in the United States.

Here's everything else you need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

U.S. Stock Market Sell-off 2015: Triggers to Watch For and How to Prepare

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A U.S. stock market sell-off in August saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 10.36% (1,810 points) in 10 days. On Aug. 24 alone, the DJIA fell a whopping 1,000 points before recovering.

The truth is that U.S. markets face even more headwinds the rest of 2015. For example, a Federal Reserve rate hike, a continual slowdown of China's economic growth, and huge, unchecked debts festering in Europe, just to name a few.

Watch to video to see what signals will tell Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani a stock market sell-off is imminent. Plus, Shah explains his strategy for how to both protect -- and cash in -- on a stock market sell-off:

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