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How to Profit From Wall Street's Biggest Gaffe in Decades

I was perusing the newswires a few weeks ago when the following Reuters news story headline all but physically grabbed my attention.

It stated: “Exclusive: Morgan Stanley Rebuilds in Commodities Trading.”

Most folks probably looked at this and tossed it off as just another of the endless machinations of Wall Street.

But I knew better…

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    Stock market today, August 26, 2014: U.S. futures were flat this morning, a day after the S&P 500 Index cracked the 2,000 level for the first time ever and set a new all-time closing high just shy of that milestone.

    Yesterday's rise was fueled by confidence in the financial and biotech sectors, which outweighed concerns about new housing sales falling to a four-month low. This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that U.S. durable goods orders spiked by a record 22.6% in July.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
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    Stock market news today, Aug. 25, 2014: This morning, Dow Jones futures were up modestly on increased merger activity and rising confidence in monetary policy from the European Central Bank. In Jackson Hole, Wyo., ECB President Mario Draghi hinted at further stimulus to keep the gears moving in some of the continent's struggling nations.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable:
  • DJIA Today Dips 38 Points; AAPL, GMCR, DYN Among Day's Gainers DJIA today

    DJIA Today, Aug. 22, 2014: U.S. stocks were mixed on Friday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., failed to beat back renewed geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine.

    This morning, NATO announced that Russia was building up a strong troop presence on the eastern border of Ukraine, while another convoy entered the country.

    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today...
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    Today's stock market news, August 22, 2014: With members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and notable economists meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., investors await new insight today (Friday) into when the central bank might raise interest rates and plans to sustain growth in the U.S. economy. For the first time, protesters have descended on the small ski town, questioning the Fed's policies and the "so-called" strength of the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak this morning.

    Here's a list of today's top stock market news...
  • You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do stocks

    It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.

    No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.

    The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.

    First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...

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  • Stock Market News Today Headlined by FOMC Minutes and Big Box Retailers Stock market news today

    Stock market news, Aug. 20, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data.

    The positive data and strong earnings reports overshadowed any concerns about ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and Iraq. Yesterday, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week to discuss ways to resolve the problems plaguing Eastern Europe.

    Here's what you must know about the stock market today to start profiting...
  • Today's Stock Market Moving on HD, S, and SKH News Today's stock market

    Today's stock market, August 19, 2014: U.S. stocks soared Monday on positive housing data and growing merger and acquisition activity. The Dow gained 175 points, while the S&P 500 Index is again taking aim at the historic 2,000 mark. The Nasdaq is back at a 14-year high.

    Here's what's on tap for the stock market today...
  • Today's Stock Market News Led by FDO, DG, and TGT Stock market news

    Stock market news, Aug. 18, 2014: This week, leaders of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for the central bank's annual economic symposium. The meeting is expected to provide significant focus on the labor market and some focus on monetary policy for the road ahead. Meanwhile, this week is an important earnings period for home and consumer retail companies.

    Here's what's coming up in the stock market today...
  • U.S. Stock Futures Making Gains Friday Pre-Market U.S. stock futures

    Stock market news today, Aug. 15, 2014: U.S. stock futures today (Friday) were up premarket. Dow Jones futures gained 46 points (0.28%), S&P futures were up 4.75 points (0.24%), and Nasdaq futures were up 13.5 points (0.34%).

    Global aviation manufacturer The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) helped carry the market last session, gaining 1.7% on news that its demand for commercial jets was strengthening this quarter.

    Here are the top stories coming up in the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Futures Up Today Following S&P 500's Flirtation with Record Highs Dow Jones futures

    Stock market news today, August 14, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 17 points (0.10%) this morning (Thursday) following U.S. stocks' rally in the last trading session. Nasdaq 100 futures and S&P 500 futures were also both in the green. Yesterday, the S&P 500 Index saw a strong afternoon of trading, with all 10 of its sector indices making gains. The index is now roughly 2% below its all-time high registered back in July.

    But it wasn't all good stock market news - reduced consumer spending figures for July had an adverse effect on retail, and Brent oil prices jumped back from their 13-month low.

    Here’s a roundup of the top stories ahead in the stock market today…
  • BAC, JPM, MS and Volcker Rule Lead Stock Market News Today Stock Market news today

    Dow Jones today, August 13, 2014: U.S. stocks were in the red on Tuesday as concerns about the European markets affected investor sentiment. Geopolitical hot spots in Ukraine and in the Middle East have led to an increased emphasis on reducing exposure to risk.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:
  • Short Selling Unpopular GameStop Stock (NYSE: GME) Hasn't Paid Off – Yet Gamestop

    GameStop stock (NYSE: GME) is a short selling favorite, and for good reason.

    It's trying to navigate an online-centric marketplace as a physical retailer, and the short bets are playing off this knowledge to mount a strong position against the company.

    But trying to profit off GME's downfall has proven harder than anticipated. Here's why...
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    Stock market news today, August 11, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy. According to reports, American workers were highly productive in the second quarter, while labor costs were on the rise. The news is a welcome change from the slew of negative data that rocked the first quarter.

    Here’s all the stock market news to follow this Monday morning:
  • CSCO, JCP, PCLN Among Hottest Stocks to Watch This Week cisco

    Hot stocks to watch today: While August is usually a slow month for market news, this has been an exception.

    And this week will continue the activity when these companies report earnings.

    Here are hot stocks to watch on earnings, including CSCO, JCP, and PCLN...
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    Stock market close, Aug. 8, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy.

    Here's a summary of today's top stock market news stories...