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Flat Markets and Falling Commodities Will Headline Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, October 15, 2014: U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped 4% on the day.

Last week's stock market correction meant a 464-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We witnessed a continued sell-off in energy stocks and a slump in commodity prices, specifically oil, highlighting certain profit opportunities.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…

U.S. Stock Markets End the Day Flat but AAL, UAL, and Other Airline Shares Rise

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U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points.

Airline stocks were the big winners today, with AAL soaring 10%.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Dow Jones Today Looks To Be Heading for a Correction

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Dow Jones today, October 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 223 points Monday, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express doubts about the global economy. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 15% on the day. The market's fear index reached 24.64, its highest close since June 2012.

The S&P 500 slumped below the 1,900 level ahead. The Index has suffered its worst three-day decline since November 2011.

Why the Dow Jones Today Fell Triple Digits Again

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The Dow Jones today dropped another 223 points, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express concerns about global uncertainty.

The S&P 500 Index fell below the 1,900 level today ahead of an important earnings week. The S&P 500 Volatility Index jumped another 15%. Gold prices climbed to a four-week high on a weaker dollar and increasing geopolitical uncertainty.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today: What to Watch on Wall Street This Columbus Day

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Stock market today, Oct. 13, 2014: U.S. futures were mixed this morning, despite global stocks being in the red again. Today's session will likely see light trading volumes due to the U.S. Columbus Day holiday.

The September-quarter earnings calendar kicks into high gear this week. Tomorrow, investors are keeping an eye on a number of important bellwether companies, including banking giants Citigroup (NYSE: C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).

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S&P 500 and Nasdaq Suffer Worst Week Since May 2012

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U.S. stock markets continued their downward spiral today (Friday). The sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping another 115 points. This was the worst week for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq since May 2012.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 13%, finishing one of the most volatile trading weeks of 2014.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Why Market Volatility Is the New Normal

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Market volatility is back with a vengeance. The triple-digit moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average we're seeing almost daily are telling us that markets are very nervous.

Investors are jumping out because they don't want to get caught in a correction, and they're jumping back in because they don't want to miss the next leg up. However, things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Here’s the truth about the new volatility…

U.S. Stock Market Futures Sinking Friday on These Top Stories

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Stock market news, October 10, 2014: This morning (Friday), U.S. stock market futures were down, as global stocks continued their selloff. The same forces fueled yesterday's 334-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Global stocks slipped to a six-month low, causing volatility to surge, and the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) - the market's fear gauge - soared 25%.
Meanwhile, Brent crude - the global benchmark set in London - slipped to its lowest level since 2010.

Here are the top stories affecting the stock market today…

Stock Market Crash Fears Do Not Mean "Head-for-the-Hills" – Here's What to Do Instead

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Fears of a stock market crash were stoked again yesterday (Thursday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking its biggest dive of the year -- a loss of 334 points.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience, says this is not a "head for the hills moment," but an opportunity for savvy investors.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald also digs into the reasons for the mini stock market crash and what to expect in the weeks ahead.

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DJIA Plunges 334 Points Today in Biggest Drop of 2014

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plummeted 334 points Thursday, giving back all of yesterday's gains. U.S. markets tumbled on lingering concerns about global economic growth and after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the market's view on pending interest rate hikes and the Fed's view are conflicting.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared 25% on the day.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Dow Jones Today Readies for Start of Earnings Season

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Dow Jones today, October 9, 2014:The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 274 points Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee's release of its September meeting minutes. According to the minutes, many Fed officials took a dovish approach in conversation and are seeking a new way to convince others that they are not prepared to raise interest rates according to the previous timeline.

Yesterday marked the unofficial start to the September-quarter earnings season, when global aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced it beat quarterly result estimates.

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Dow Jones Today Will Wrestle with Slow Global Growth and FOMC Minutes

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Dow Jones today, October 8, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped heavily Tuesday after renewed concerns about global growth reemerged and investors took money off the table ahead of earnings season. The sharp selloff was led by cyclical stocks, which are typically tied to the pace of economic growth.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…

Stock Market Futures Down Today on Weak European Data

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Stock market futures, Oct. 7, 2014: The U.S. stock markets slipped on Monday during a busy day for the tech and healthcare sectors.

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) said it will split into two separate companies and lay off nearly 5,000 employees. The firm will split into two listed companies, one a personal computer business and the other a manufacturer of printers. Hewlett-Packard shares were up more than 4.5% on the day.

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Stock Market Today Moving on HPQ, YHOO, and DIS News

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Stock market today, Oct. 6, 2014: The U.S. stock markets rallied on Friday after a surprise jobs report showed that U.S. unemployment fell to 5.9%. It is the first time that the unemployment rate has fallen below 6% since 2008. The report offered more speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates by mid-2015.

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