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Why Pharmaceutical Stocks Are Crushing the Market [Chart]

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Pharmaceutical stocks have crushed the broader markets in 2015.

The S&P Pharmaceuticals Select Industry Index has climbed 20.9% year to date. In the last 12 months, the index has climbed 42.5%.

Here's how that compares to the broader markets...

How to Profit from China's Stock Market Crash Today

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Investors around the world are worried about a stock market crash in China. But instead of panicking, there's a way you can profit from China's stock market crash.

The Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5% today (Monday) in the largest one-day drop for Chinese stocks since Feb. 27, 2007. The index is now down more than 27% from early June.

Here's how you can profit from China's stock market crash today...

Futures for Dow Jones Today Jump 24 Points on Greece News

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Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get updates for the Dow Jones today, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq. Plus stocks to watch, the day's biggest news, and today's best profit plays.

Continue reading here...

The Week's Big Story Isn't in Wall Street's Losses

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After an "impressive" May jobs report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) ended its third consecutive week on a down-note, losing 56.12 points (-0.31%) on Friday while the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) also fell for the third consecutive week, dropping 3.01 points (0.14%) on the day.

On the week, the Dow lost 161 points or 0.9% to 17,849.46 while the S&P 500 fell 15 points or 0.7% to 2092.83. For the year, the Dow has gained a mere 26 points, far less than 1%, while the S&P 500 has climbed by 33 points or only 1.6%.

The NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) has done much better, ending the week basically flat at 5068.46; it is now up about 7% on the year as social media, biotech and tech stocks continue to rise.

Goldman Sachs Calls for a "Flat" S&P 500

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Goldman's recent forecast calls for basically no gains on the S&P 500 over the next 12 months. That's got some investors spooked and looking for the exits.

But Keith believes we need to look at what Goldman does, not what it says...

How Did the Stock Market Do Today? S&P 500 Hits New Record

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How did the stock market do today?

The S&P 500 hit yet another record today thanks to earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until next year. The DJIA Index ticked upward marginally.

Here are the final numbers, stocks to watch, and key investing news for today...

S&P Futures See Slight Increase Ahead of FOMC Minutes

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S&P futures for Wednesday, May 20, forecasted a slight one-point gain this morning

The is ahead of ahead of today's release of Fed meeting minutes, as the market digests U.S. dollar gains and optimistic numbers in the housing sector.

Here's what else you need to know about the stock market today...

Pre-Market Movers LOCO, GMCR Falling Fast Early Friday

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Good morning! For May 14, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point increase from Thursday's close as continued weakness in the dollar squeezes out even more from the markets' bull run.

The S&P 500 soared to a new high on Thursday and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that weekly jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low. A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.

Here are your stock futures, top market news, earnings reports, and pre-market movers to watch in the stock market today...

In This Inverted Market, Down is Up

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Stocks ended last week back near all-time highs after a string of more bad economic news. At this point in an aging bull market, that's like saying stupid is smart, black is white, or Hilary Clinton has not been running for President since stepping down as Secretary of State.

Not only is bad economic news problematic for the market, but it is being rendered even worse by the policy response by central banks who are destroying the value of money and regulators who have drained markets of liquidity.

Stock Futures Today Moving on FB, IBB, and WLL News

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Good Morning! Stock futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 42-point gain for the DJIA from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to a busy economic calendar. This morning, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard called for a raise in interest rates during a speech in London. Consumer price and new homes data are on tap this morning, which will affect both consumer discretionary and housing stocks during today's session.

Here's what else you should know about the stock futures today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday:

How Did the Stock Market Do Today? Dow Sheds 11 Points

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How did the stock market do today? All major benchmarks erased earlier gains in the last 15 minutes of trading to close in the red. The Dow Jones fell 11 points.

Investors weighed fluctuations in the U.S. dollar and its effect on global commodity prices. Gold prices rose $3.10 to hit $1,187.70 per ounce. Silver prices climbed one cent to $16.89 an ounce.

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

Stock Market Today Moving on News from AAPL, FB, and BABA

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Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.

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 Wednesday:

Buy This S&P 500 ETF and Profit Like Buffett

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For solid returns with minimal effort and low cost, buy an S&P 500 ETF.

Legendary investor Warren Buffett agrees. On Monday he advised LeBron James to keep it simple and invest in low-cost index funds.

It's not the first time Buffett has recommended this type of investment. "A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors," according to Buffett.

Here's the best S&P 500 ETF to buy to profit from the S&P's future gains...

Will the Strong Stock Market in 2015 Continue?

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So far the stock market in 2015 has continued its bull run with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all up year to date.

But as markets march higher, skeptics are wondering whether this momentum can keep it up.

Here's what the historical trends and chart tell us about the stock market today...