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Stock Market Crash 2014: 7 Charts You Need to See Now

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No bull market goes on forever. And with the stock markets hitting record highs recently, the possibility of some kind of correction grows larger every day. But we've found seven charts that show why the next big move down could be more than just a run-of-the-mill correction. By the time you see the last chart, you'll realize why you should start mapping out a defensive strategy now...

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Stock Market News Today: These Retailers Down Amid Poor Q3 Earnings

Stock Market News Today, Nov. 21: U.S. stocks are continuing to rally today as the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 4.22% this week from 4.35% last week, and despite the fact that data showed manufacturing activity slowed this month.

The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index for October was 6.5 last month, down from 19.8 in October and below economists' expectations for 14.5. That data indicates slowing, but still positive general manufacturing activity.

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Stock Market News Today: Gains Slip After Icahn Warning

Stock market news today, Nov. 18: The Dow ended up today but fell short of 16,000 after bearish comments from Carl Icahn.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.1% to 15,976 points, hitting a high of 16,030 earlier in the day. The S&P 500 closed down about 0.4% at 1,791 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 1% at 3,949.

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Sorry CNBC, but the $13 Billion JPMorgan Fine Was No Shakedown

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Many in the financial world seem to think that the $13 billion fine the government slapped on JPMorgan was excessive. But this was no first offense. JPMorgan, like other Too Big To Fail Banks, has a long and sordid track record of misdeeds.

The scary thing is, that monster fine is just a tiny hint of what's been going wrong with Wall Street...

Biggest Stock Market News Today: Apple, BB&T, and GM

Stocks this week are off to a heavy start as investors await more speeches from nine U.S. Federal Reserve executives this week that could shed light on the timing of the quantitative easing (QE) taper. Three of those speeches are scheduled for today.

Comex gold prices are weighed this morning as the market hopes some of this week's comments from the Fed include insights into future monetary policy moves. Comex gold for December delivery is now trading at $1,324.76, down 0.37%.

In the week ahead in stock market news, the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration will continue to debate the U.S. budget and debt ceiling issues as investors will keep an eye on any new developments regarding Syria and U.S. action there.

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The Greatest Criminal Enterprise in the World

From the Editor: Shah Gilani is one of the few people who can show you how it really is. In this case, he's going to show you the real reason the Fed chose not to taper. If you're overly idealistic, don't read this. It will only anger you. That, of course, is why Shah's naming names today...

Ben Bernanke is the don of the greatest criminal enterprise in the world.

And yesterday his made monsters, the Five Families, lined up to kiss his ring, again.

By not "tapering" or reducing the $85 billion a month ($45 billion in Treasuries and $40 billion in agency mortgage-backed securities) the Fed is buying from banks, the Fed is saying to its hit men, "We are family, and as long as Johnny Law is coming after you, we've got your back."

The "legal and litigation costs" (that means lawyers and fines) racked up by America's Five Families since the credit crisis gently (not) ushered in the Great Recession is over $103 billion, by some estimates. That doesn't include actual losses from related activities.

The Five Families, according to the Federal Reserve, are big, very big bosses in their territories, which means America and a good part of the world.

Let's name names... and then I'll tell you the REAL reason the Fed didn't taper yesterday

How to Prepare for "The Mother of All Bubbles"

There are lots of reasons to be fully invested in the stock market. And that’s why it’s so important right now to keep an eye on all the bubbles.

They’re everywhere. And we have plenty of reasons to fear any number of them bursting.

So let’s look at these bubbles now, while you still have time to prepare. And I’m not just talking “capital preservation” here…

You can make a killing when a bubble bursts, especially the one we’ll start with today.

It’s the biggest of the big bubbles. And it could start hissing at any moment.

The hissing will be loud, too...

Stock Market News Today

A few major mergers and acquisition deals are claiming headlines in stock market news today.

Last month, stocks suffered their biggest monthly decline in a year. But today stocks are kicking off September on a positive note after a three-day weekend. Stocks are rebounding from last week's selloff, stemming from fears of a U.S. strike against Syria.

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Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) Deal Shows How to Find Biotech's Best Investments

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At $10.4 billion dollars, biotech giant Amgen's acquisition of Onyx is the fifth-largest biotech deal in history - and definitely won't be the last. This deal is a perfect illustration of why there’s so much money being made in biotech...

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This Week in Numbers

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It's the numbers that count in this crazy world. They can tell stories that words simply can't. Here's a look at some of the fascinating, infuriating, amusing, depressing, and altogether important numbers that the world has put up on the board recently - and why you need to know them.
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Two Stocks to Buy Now – and One to Ignore

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Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani offered two picks for top stocks to buy now - along with one to avoid - on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Tuesday.

His pick to avoid: Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Recent gains haven't been enough to sway Gilani, who remains bearish on the stock.


Stocks to Buy now, GM and Apple

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Unlocked: The Fastest-Growing Companies in America

IPOs are back, big time. Even unsexy companies are sprouting sweet IPO gains.
Take organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market. It gained nearly 123% in its first day of trading Thursday - the best initial public offering debut since LinkedIn more than two years ago.
IPOs as diverse as Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and fast-casual dining chain Noodles & Co. have soared... The market has locked and loaded on about $4 billion in U.S. IPOs so far this year.
At that pace, companies "going public" would raise the most this year since at least 1999.
Welcome to the white-hot IPO market.
There's only one problem...
If you're not rich - you know, aren't one of those high-net-worth "accredited investors" (in essence, an insider or someone with a good buddy at an investment bank) - then you probably are watching from the sidelines. And that's why I can't wait to show this to you today, because you don't have to watch the Millionaire's Game anymore. You can finally play it.
Pick up some of these shares today, and you can win it, too. Big...

Can Corporate Earnings Keep Up with Soaring Stock Prices?

Can Corporate Earnings Keep Up with Soaring Stock Prices?

Are high stock prices backed by profits or an overheated market? Money Morning’s Keith Fitz-Gerald shares his earnings expectations with Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.”...
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Stock Market News Today: What and Who to Watch

After last week's onslaught of economic indicators and earnings reports, the stock market today is down in morning trade.

As earnings season winds down, this week has fewer economic reports in the pipeline and the stock market today is slightly weighed.

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Goldman Sachs, the Judas Penguin, and the Tip of the Iceberg

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News from Wall Street this week reminded me of the penguins that inhabit the icy, turbulent waters of the Southern Ocean.

These penguins are preyed upon mercilessly by tremendous, ravenous orcas - a terrible beast to feel gnawing on your leg if you derive your daily bread from the frozen, watery wastes.

But the penguins have devised a clever, if brutal, warning system.

A flock of penguins will gather apprehensively at waters' edge... and one luckless penguin will be pushed into the sea. If the penguin is ripped to shreds by killer whales, the rest will hang back a while.

Otherwise, the rest of the flock piles into the briny deep.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) bond trader Fabrice Tourre is one of those luckless, doomed penguins.

The predator in this case is unlikely: a normally toothless flounder otherwise known as the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Fabrice Tourre, a bond trader of the middling ranks, was earlier this week found liable for six of seven fraud charges relating to Goldman Sachs' trading of toxic mortgage assets.

The civil trial - a rare prosecution - provided a rare victory to the SEC, who, after a loss and a draw, are desperate for a win. At issue was whether or not a full $1 billion worth of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) were fraudulently marketed.

They were.

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