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JPM, NOK, and BBY Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 14, forecast a 25-point dip from Monday's close.

The DJIA slipped 80 points yesterday on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling seven points on the day.

Here's everything you need to know about the stock market today, including today's biggest pre-market movers...

Apple Watch News Tops Stock Market Today

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 13, forecast a 31-point decline from Friday's close. Investors are looking forward to a very busy week of earnings reports, as concerns over a stronger dollar could weigh on corporate profits.

Meanwhile, a number of geopolitical concerns could affect stocks and oil prices.

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

GE Deal Leads DJIA Futures Up 30 Points Friday Morning

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DJIA futures were up 30 points, S&P futures rose 2.75 points, and Nasdaq futures were flat this morning. Markets are reacting to General Electric Co.'s (NYSE: GE) announcement of a major real estate deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56 points on Thursday as oil prices rebounded and lifted energy stocks. But the dollar's strength limited the market's upside and fueled uncertainty over corporate profits as earnings season gets underway.

For April 10, 2015, here's your top market news, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the market today...

How to Beat the Market by 656%

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In fact, the mainstream media ought to be covering this story aggressively - yet I've hardly heard a word about it.

Perhaps because the facts we're about to share with you contradict the impending "tech bubble" the financial media has been gleefully speculating about...

GOOG's New YouTube Service Tops Stock Market News Today

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.

For April 9, 2015, here are your stock futures, pre-market movers, stocks to watch, and top stock market news today...

Dow Jones Futures Add 38 Points Ahead of FOMC Minutes

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Dow futures for Wednesday, April 8, forecasted a 12-point retreat from yesterday's close.

On Tuesday, The DJIA Index retreated sharply during the last 30 minutes of a busy trading session, erasing an earlier gain of more than 100 points. The sell-off comes the day before earnings season kicks off and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from the most recent FOMC Meeting.

Healthcare stocks were the best performers from the S&P 500, as biotech shares shook off four consecutive days of losses. The Nasdaq Biotech index (INDEXNASDAQ: NBI) and the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) added nearly 1% on the day.

Oil Prices Pushing Dow Futures Up 22 Points Today

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Dow futures for Tuesday, April 7, forecasted a 22-point gain from yesterday's strong close. As first-quarter earnings season kicks off, investors are keeping an eye on oil prices and statements from members of the Federal Reserve.

On Monday, the DJIA Index gained more than 144 points, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to September.

In commodities, gold prices jumped 1.3%, while silver prices gained 1.7%. The weak unemployment report dented expectations of a rate hike, which added a jolt to precious metals.

DJIA Futures Slide 128 Points Today on Jobs Data

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 6, were on the decline by 128 points this morning after Thursday's close.

The DJIA added 65 points on Thursday, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. On Friday, the markets were closed for Good Friday. However, the U.S. reported weaker-than-expected payroll growth. The nation created its smallest amount of jobs in 15 months.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Monday...

Here's How Wrong Wall Street Stock Market Predictions Are

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Trusting Wall Street stock market predictions could be hazardous to your portfolio's health.

In particular, the annual Wall Street stock market predictions made by the top analysts are so inaccurate, a blindfolded monkey with a dartboard could do better.

Collectively, the forecasts of these "experts" over the past 15 years have been off by an average of 14.7 percentage points a year. That's worse than if they'd simply guessed the long-term average return of 9% every year.

Any other worker with a track record like this would be fired immediately...

MCD to Raise Pay, WMT Slumps, and Other Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, Thursday, April 2, features a big wage announcement from MCD, a WMT stock sell-off, GoDaddy's second day on the New York Stock Exchange, and more.

U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point retreat from yesterday's close.

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

Why Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday?

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Wall Street is full of adages, superstitions, and myths - and that includes answers to the question: Why is the stock market closed on Good Friday?

Good Friday is the only non-federal holiday when the NYSE closes. Rumor has it that it's closed due to serious crashes that occurred in the years it did open that day.

But that's not the real story...

Dow Jones Futures Today Slide 65 Points on Iranian Nuclear Talks

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Dow Jones futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 65-point retreat from yesterday's Dow close.

The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday as energy stocks slipped on news of an extended deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal. Basic materials stocks were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here's what else is driving the stock market today, in addition to your stock futures, top market news, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

Stock Market Predictions Today Point to More Volatility than Usual in Q2 2015

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Stock market predictions are typically bullish in April. According to The Stock Trader's Almanac, the S&P 500 has climbed every single April since 2006 by an average of 3.1%. Since 1950, it has been the best performing month for the Dow Jones.

This monthly spike is usually attributed to strong Q1 earnings reports hitting Wall Street. Numerous companies will also raise their guidance figures for the full year in April.

This year, things aren't as bullish in the short term. Our stock market predictions today call for continued volatility into Q2.

Here's what to watch in the stock market in April, as well as an update on the long-term outlook for 2015...

S&P Futures Today Retreat on Regional Fed President Discussions

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S&P futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 9-point drop from yesterday's S&P close. Dow futures followed a similar path.

S&P futures today are moving in anticipation of January's Case-Shiller housing index numbers as well as chatter about a potential hike to interest rates. Today features three presentations from Federal Reserve presidents.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers, as well as what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

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 Friday...

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