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Will the U.S. Stock Market Rally if the GOP Wins the Senate?

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With a critical mid-term election looming Nov. 4, many investors want to know what impact the results could have on the U.S. stock market.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks a Republican sweep of the House and Senate would probably deliver a modest U.S stock rally. In an appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." show, he also warned that the GOP faces a fresh challenge that could threaten its victory.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald talks about that challenge and offers some key advice on how to deal with a rocky U.S. stock market.

"Should I Be in the Stock Market Right Now?"

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On the heels of the worst market volatility in nearly 20 years, and more "crash talk" than we've heard maybe ever, it's starting to look like a smart time to hit the eject button and get out of the markets altogether.

In fact, that's probably the most common question I'm hearing these days: "Should I be in the stock market right now?"

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Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL and Oil Price News

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Good morning! Right now futures indicate the stock market today opening higher than yesterday's close.

The Dow added 19 points yesterday, but the market reacted negatively to a poor earnings report issued by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). According to reports, investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) lost nearly $1 billion after IBM shares sunk by more than 7% yesterday.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

Stock Market Futures Down Today on These Top Stories

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Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) indicate a market open 64 points lower than Friday's close. Markets rallied on Friday, but it wasn't enough to offset a very bad week that included multiple triple-digit losses. This morning's downturn was heavily tied to a poor earnings report from tech giant International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is in China. Over the weekend, the Chinese central bank announced plans to pump 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion) into the nation's financial system.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Monday profitable:

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