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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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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of FOMC Meeting

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Sept. 15) forecasted a 2-point decline as investors look toward this week's critical FOMC meeting.

This week, the central bank will decide whether to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips Today as FOMC Meeting Looms

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Sept. 14) forecasted a 24-point decline as investors look toward this week's critical FOMC meeting.

This week, the U.S. central bank will decide whether it will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, a decision that isn't being taken lightly by investors.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving on These Top Stories Today

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Thursday, Sept. 10) forecasted a 50-point retreat a day after a decline in commodity prices and shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) dragged down U.S. markets.

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

Your Stock Market Crash Survival Plan

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Make no mistake about it: The stock market crashed last Monday.

Stocks bounced on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining back more than 1,000 points.

Now investors want to know: Was last Monday's stock market crash a below-the-belt hit?

Here's the truth about last week, what's going to happen next, and what you should do...

Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Down Today

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Sept. 1) forecasted a 253-point decline after two reports in China indicated the nation's manufacturing sector is ensnared in its worst downturn in several years.

The nation's August Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) dipped to 49.7, down from a reading of 50 in July.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips Today on Renewed China Fears

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Aug. 31) forecasted a 159-point decline this morning after Chinese stocks cratered again this morning.

The Chinese Shanghai Composite Index fell more than 3% this morning as growth fears continue to rattle investors.

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

What Does Stock Market Volatility Mean for Investors?

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U.S. markets this week have painted the perfect picture of volatility. But exactly what does stock market volatility mean for investors?

Put simply, volatility is the amount of uncertainty about the size of changes in the stock market.

Let's take a look at the $2.1 trillion sell-off this week as a case study to illustrate how stock market volatility actually works...

Stock Market Correction: How Much Money Have We Lost?

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If there's one number that summarizes the stock market correction over the last week, it's $2.1 trillion.

That's the amount of money U.S. markets have lost in just the last six days.

Here's a few comparisons to illustrate just how massive that loss is...

Is This Stock Market Correction Over?

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been exceptionally volatile this week.

The volatility has investors wondering: Is this stock market correction over?

Here's why the sell-off might not be over quite yet...

The 10 Biggest Drops in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 586 points yesterday (Monday), marking the eighth-worst point drop in the Dow's 133-year history. On "Black Monday," the Dow Jones closed at 15,872.22, which was a 3.56% drop.

The biggest point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average happened on Sept. 29, 2008, when the index plummeted 6.98%.

Here's how yesterday's drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ranks among its worst point losses...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Rebounds Today After "Black Monday"

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Aug. 25) forecasted a 523-point increase as investors attempt to move past "Black Monday," in which the Dow Jones saw its largest intraday decline in its 133-year history.

This morning, China slashed interest rates again after falling another 7.6% on Tuesday. The Shanghai Index is now down more than 15% in two days, as concerns about the nation's growth rattles investors.

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

Peter Schiff on U.S. Dollar Crisis: "The Dollar Bubble Is Going to Burst"

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Peter Schiff, economist, best-selling author, and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, believes a U.S. dollar crisis is underway.

"The dollar is very overvalued...and the dollar is a bubble," he told Newsmax Prime on Aug. 11. "This dollar bubble is going to burst."

Indeed, two weeks later and Schiff's prediction proved timely. The U.S. dollar index has suffered a fourth-straight loss, and U.S. markets have plummeted in the worst weekly sell-off in four years.

Many blame the surprise yuan devaluation. But Schiff believes investors should be worried about the United States, not China...