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DJIA Index Gains 227 Points on Fed Interest Rate Update

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The DJIA Index surged 227 points Wednesday. The cause? The Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year.

Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

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

DJIA Today Dips 128 Points as FOMC Meeting Kicks Off

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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...

DJIA Index Rallies Triple Digits Ahead of Fed Meeting

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The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's second meeting of the year.

The cause? A weakening dollar abated concerns about its impact on corporate earnings abroad.

Oil prices were also a big story again today, as both WTI crude and Brent crude slid on oversupply concerns.

Here are the other top market stories - plus our new profit tip for investors...

DJIA Index Suffers Third Straight Week of Losses

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The DJIA Index shed 145 points Friday. The cause? Falling crude oil prices and investor jitters ahead of next week's FOMC meeting.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, jumped 3.76% on the day.

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

Don't Dump Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks Just Because the Index Did

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Most of the mainstream financial media is frothing over what Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will do for the Dow.

Apple will join 29 other Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks after the close of trading March 18. When it replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).

But a look at how Dow stocks do after changes to the index says AT&T stock is headed up.

You see, when you compare the performance of previous Dow Jones rejects with the stocks that replaced them, on average the rejects come out ahead.

And not by just a small margin...

DJIA Today Soars 259 Points to Turn Positive for the Year

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The DJIA today surged 259 points, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise this afternoon, with the energy sector the lone decliner.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, fell 8.7% on the day.

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

Why the DJIA Index Was Down Again Today

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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...

Pre-Market Quotes Forecast Sharp Decline in the Dow Jones Today

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Pre-market quotes forecasted a sharp decline from yesterday's Dow close (Monday) as increased pressures from falling energy prices smothered Dow futures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points on M&A activity and rising energy shares. Yesterday's big gain comes after Friday's slump that saw a 300-point drop in the Dow Jones in afternoon trading and the S&P 500's worst decline in two months.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers and what you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

DJIA Today Soars on Deals and Energy Gains

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The DJIA today rose 138 points. The cause? M&A activity and rising energy shares.

The day's big gain comes after Friday's slump that saw the S&P 500's worst decline in two months and a 300-point drop in the Dow Jones in afternoon trading.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average History: Why AAPL Just Became Worthy

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In the 128-year Dow Jones Industrial Average history, components have changed only 53 times.

Today (Friday) the iconic index announced its 54th Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will replace AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) on March 19.

AAPL - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732 billion - has long been considered for addition to the Dow.

But there's a good reason why Apple is only just now becoming part of the Dow 30...

DJIA Dips 23 Points Monday on Falling Oil Prices

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The DJIA retreated from record levels Monday. The cause? Crude oil prices slipped again on concerns of oversupply.

In addition, Greece's government delayed until tomorrow its presentation of proposed economic reforms to its Eurozone partners.

Residential real estate took a hit today on news that purchases of existing homes fell 4.9% in January.

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

Dow Jones Today Hits New Record on Greek Deal News

Dow Jones today The Dow Jones today gained 154 points to close at a new record high. The S&P 500 Index also hit a new record. What fueled the surge? Greece and Eurozone officials reached an agreement to extend the country's bailout for another four months. Today's Scorecard: Dow: 18,140.44, +154.67, +0.86%   S&P 500: 2,110.30, +12.85, +0.61% Nasdaq: […]

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Stock Market Today Tuned into Greece-Eurozone Drama

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Feb. 20, forecasted a 26-point decrease from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: This morning, investors focus on Greece and the nation's ongoing pursuit of a deal to extend its debt obligations to European Union partners. Talks have already broken down twice and yesterday, Germany rejected a new plan from the Greek government, calling it a "Trojan horse."

Negotiations are expected to continue into the weekend. If the country cannot strike a deal, it may default and fall out of the Eurozone.

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...

Why the Dow Jones Fell Today – 44-Point Loss

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The Dow Jones shed 44 points Thursday. Market uncertainty remains over Greece's ability to reach a compromise over its debt. The German finance ministry rejected a Greek proposal to extend its international bailout program.

Oil prices fell again today due to oversupply concerns after data revealed another huge glut from weekly crude inventories.

Here are the other top market stories - plus our new profit tip for investors...

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