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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...

Stock Market Today Moving on Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony

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Good Morning! The stock market today will be moving on news that Eurozone officials have accepted an extension of Greece's bailout program.

What to Watch Today: Investors' eyes will be glued to Capitol Hill, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify on monetary policy before the Senate. The appearance coincides with efforts by Senators from both sides of the aisle to strip the central bank of certain powers.

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 Tuesday...

U.S. Stock Futures Down Slightly as Big Money Leaves Apple Stock

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U.S. stock futures for Wednesday, Feb. 18 were down 20 points from yesterday's close as investors seek clarity on the Greek debt situation.

This morning, investors will be looking ahead to this afternoon, when the Federal Reserve will release minutes from its January meeting. The focus will center on whether the FOMC has changed any language of its policy statements to hint a sooner-than-expected interest-rate increase.

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...

Stock Market Today Moving on Keystone XL and Greece Bailout News

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Good Morning! Futures for the stock market today (Tuesday) forecast a 91-point increase for the Dow from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will keep their eyes on numerous earnings reports, and the continued drama in Greece. Yesterday, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his nation will not consider any extension of its bailout terms.

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 Tuesday:

Stock Market Futures Down Today on Greek Credit Downgrade

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast an 85-point decline for the Dow from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: With a light economic calendar today, investors will focus on the worrisome game of chicken transpiring in Europe.

With Greece facing a downgrade late on Friday afternoon, the ripples - which our Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald explained last week - may not be done for the U.S. market just yet.

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 Monday:

Stock Market Futures Up Today as Crude Oil Prices Climb

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 43-point increase for the Dow from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones jumped 196 points Monday in a volatile trading session. Why the rise? Oil prices surged again after a massive strike at U.S. refineries created supply concerns and speculation continued over production cuts from domestic oil firms.

What to Watch Today: This morning, optimism for a debt deal between Greece's new left-wing leadership and the European Union boosted the markets.

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 Tuesday:

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