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DJIA Futures Up 96 Points Today on These Top 3 Stories

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 20, forecast a 96-point gain from Friday's close.

The DJIA Index fell 279 points on Friday as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. This morning, China's central bank boosted lending power in its financial sector after announcing plans to slash banks' reserve requirements. It will be another intensive week of earnings reports as investors await the effects of winter weather and a stronger U.S. dollar during the first quarter.

Here are the top three stories moving the Dow Jones today...

DJIA Futures Slide 142 Points Friday on Europe Sell-Off

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For Friday, April 17, 2015, DJIA futures forecasted a 142-point decline from Thursday's close as a sell-off in Europe is rattling markets.

Yesterday, the Dow gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning, but the moving average remains near a 15-year low.

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

Pre-market Movers NFLX and UL Can't Erase Oil-Driven Market Decline

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Red-hot pre-market movers like Netflix and Unilever benefitting from an earnings bump can't erase today's decline in the markets.

Dow Jones futures for Thursday, April 16, forecasted a 58-point decline from Wednesday's Dow close as investors maintain a tight eye on financial earnings and housing data.

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

Dow Jones Futures Gain 55 Points on BAC, NFLX Earnings

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Dow Jones futures for Wednesday, April 15, forecasted a 55-point increase from Tuesday's Dow close, while S&P futures forecasted a 5.5-point increase.

The markets will continue to focus on company filings as earnings season kicks into full swing, this morning saw an earnings beat by BAC and expect NFLX earnings later this afternoon.

Here are today's Dow Jones futures and S&P futures numbers, as well as top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

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...

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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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...

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