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Stock Market Futures Up Today on Alibaba's "Singles' Day" News

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Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a rise from Friday's close.

What to watch today: Momentum for shares of e-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is today's biggest story. Tomorrow is "Singles' Day" in China. The holiday, which was created to celebrate or lament being single in China, is the largest 24-hour online shopping event in the world.

Here's what else you should know - including your Money Morning Tip of the Day - to make your Monday profitable:

The Most Important Trade You'll Ever Make

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Seasoned investors know there are ways a trade can go wrong for you - that's why thorough research and tight investing discipline are so important.

But, the truth is, there's only one surefire way to lose your shirt, only one move that's absolutely, positively guaranteed to cost you money.

And it's a shockingly easy play to make. In fact, as of 2014, more than 52% of Americans have made this fatal trading mistake.

They didn't see it coming, and, even worse, plenty of these folks thought they were actually playing it safe.

But there's good news: this trap is as easy to avoid as it is to fall into. And once you avoid it, you'll never have to worry about it again...

Stock Market Futures Up on Republican Midterm Victories

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This morning, stock market futures indicate a rise from yesterday's close on news that the Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress in 2015.

The GOP picked up at least seven Senate seats during Tuesday's election, with the opportunity to snag an additional three in the coming weeks in Alaska, Louisiana, and Virginia.

Here's what else you should know - including our Money Morning "Tip of the Day" - in stock market news today...

Stock Market Futures Watching XOM and CVX Amid Falling Oil Prices

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This morning (Tuesday), stock market futures suggest an open 26 points below Monday's close as oil prices continue to fall on a rising dollar and the announcement that Saudi Arabia will slash oil prices to the U.S.

Today is also midterm election day, meaning American voters will decide how Democrats or Republicans will share power in Congress over the next two years.

Here's what else you should know in stock market news today.

Dow Jones Today Dips Slightly, Waiting on Tomorrow's Midterms

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Dow Jones Today: U.S. stock markets were mixed on Monday, although the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit intraday records during today's session.

The market seems content to await the results of Tuesday's midterm elections and the upcoming October unemployment report on Friday.

Energy stocks took the biggest hit as oil prices slumped yet again. Here's what else you need to know...

What It Means for the Stock Market if the GOP Wins the Senate

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With the midterm elections set for tomorrow (Tuesday) most political pundits are predicting that the Republicans will take enough seats in the Senate to regain a majority.

But what will that mean for the stock market today? Has Wall Street already factored in a GOP victory?

In this video Fitz-Gerald explains how the U.S. stock markets will react to the midterm elections - and what happens next...

Stock Market Futures Down Today on These Top Stories

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Good morning! Stock market futures suggest an open below Friday's close after disappointing economic data emerged from the Eurozone and China. On Friday's session, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit record highs.

Today, watch for earnings from Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) after the closing bell. The health company has been the center of a long public battle between activist investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over its marketing model. In addition, keep an eye on the election polls.

Here's what else you should know - including Money Morning's "Tip of the Day" - this Monday morning:

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