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Stock Market Futures Down Today on Greece Election Crisis

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Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 53 point dip for the Dow Jones. On Friday, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit new records, while the Nasdaq hit its highest level in 14 years.

What to watch today: Investors will keep a close eye on events in Greece. On Monday, the nation's parliament will hold a vote to decide whether the body's leading coalition is able to gather enough votes to elect a new president.

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Stock Market Futures Up Today on Xiaomi, SPLS, and ABBV News

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Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 52-point gain for the Dow Jones from Friday's close. Higher oil prices and news that the Russian ruble is on the rise are the main contributors.

What to watch today: Investors will pay attention to the Chicago Fed National Activity Index and an update on home sales in a Holiday-shortened week.

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Santa Claus Rally 2014 Is Not the Real Reason Stocks Will Rise

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The term "Santa Claus Rally" refers to a seasonal bump in stock prices over the last week of the year - specifically, the last five trading days of December, and the first two of January. This year it falls from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5.

The Dow has seen a Santa Claus Rally more than 77% of the time since 1896. Over that 117-year span, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained an average of 1.7% during that week.

Will we see another seasonal rally this year? Our experts say yes, but not for the reason you might expect...

Stock Market Today Moving on Oil, AMZN, and VZ News

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Good morning! U.S. futures forecast a sharp decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close. Dow futures are down 154 points.

What to watch today: The U.S. stock markets continue to retreat on concerns about falling oil prices, ahead of several labor-market indicators released today. On Monday, crude oil prices crashed to a new five-year low, slipping more than 4% on the day after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through 2018.

Here's the other stock market news to know today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday

Stock Market Futures Down Today on European Stimulus News

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Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a five point decrease for the Dow from yesterday's close. Oil prices climbed marginally, lifting energy stocks.

What to watch today: Keep an eye on the forecast provided by ADP Payroll Services, whose report offers the first glimpse of the November unemployment rate.

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Stock Market Today Moving on WMT, AAPL, and Uber News

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will rise from yesterday's close. The Dow and the S&P 500 are forecasted to increase on rising oil prices and another surge in Asian markets.

What to watch today: keep an eye on global commodity prices in today's trading session, as global oil, gold, and silver prices are all rising.

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Stock Market Today: Oil Prices and Merger News Moving the Markets

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Good morning! Futures indicate an increase in the stock market today from Friday's close. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs again on Friday, extending a five-week rally for the two indices.

What to watch today: expect significant attention to how Wall Street handles conflicting reports on confidence in the global economy. Although optimism turned positive in Germany, a new survey by Markit shows that global business confidence has slipped to a five-year low.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today, including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day."

Stock Market Today Reacting to Japan Recession News

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Good morning! Futures forecast a slight decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close despite positive momentum for European and Japanese stocks.

What to watch today: expect the markets to react to an important set of earnings reports and increased focus on the Japanese economy. After Japan reported it has entered a recession, its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nation will delay a national sales tax increase from 2015 to 2017.

Here's the other stock market news to watch - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday:

U.S. Stock Market Enjoyed Yet Another Day Without a Crazy Plunge

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U.S. stock markets failed to move much Monday. It appears investors aren't prepared to take much action until the start of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Tuesday and the central bank's announcement on Wednesday regarding rate hikes and stimulus efforts.

The Dow Jones managed to tack on 12.27 points, while the S&P 500 lost 2.95 points.

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