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Does the NYSE Close for Snow? Rare, but Yes

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New York Stock Exchange weather-related closures are rare. Indeed, even with New York declaring a state of emergency today (Tuesday), it was business as usual for the NYSE.

Even with blizzard warnings remaining in effect for large swaths of the Empire State and the Big Apple bought to a standstill, the NYSE opened for trading.

But there have been NYSE snow days. Take a look...

Greek Election and These Top Stories Send U.S. Stock Market Lower Today

Greek Election

Good Morning! Following the Greek election yesterday, the U.S. stock market opened down today (Monday) from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: Keep a keen eye on Greece. Over the weekend, Greek voters gave power to its far-left, anti-austerity party Syriza. The party, which received 36% of the vote, has promised to renegotiate terms of the nation's harsh bailout terms. Leaders across Europe have shared their concerns about the state of Greece's economy and how its new leadership is expected to affect the wider Eurozone.

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 Monday:

SBUX, DWA Big Movers in the Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, January 23, 2015: Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 23, forecasted a 46-point decline from yesterday's close.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) soared Thursday on news the European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a massive QE bond-purchasing program. The U.S. dollar hit an 11-year high against the euro on the news.

Today, investors will continue to celebrate the stimulus plans of the ECB. They'll watch for earnings reports from a number of high-profile American companies.

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...

S&P 500 Gains 31 Points Today to Erase 2015 Losses

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The S&P 500 and other major benchmarks soared today on news the European Central Bank has launched a massive bond-purchasing program.

The ECB's stimulus package will clock in at 60 billion euros a month, up from the 50 billion euros a month many had anticipated. The bank also said it will keep interest rates unchanged.

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

U.S. Stock Futures Bounce on ECB Bond-Buying Announcement

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 22, forecasted a 70-point increase from yesterday's close.

This morning, investors jumped on an announcement by Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) of a massive bond-purchasing program to help kick-start the struggling continent's economy to the tune of 60 billion euros a month.

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 Thursday...

Stock Market Futures Today Are Taking Cues from ECB

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Stock market futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 74-point decline from yesterday's close on weak fourth-quarter revenues from tech giant International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM).

Thursday, the ECB is expected to announce its own massive bond-purchasing program to stimulate the currency bloc's dragging markets. But any move that doesn't deliver quantitative easing will no doubt shock markets.

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 Wednesday...

Stocks Market Futures Up Today on TWTR, GOOG, and SOTU News

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 90-point increase for the Dow Jones from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will watch Wall Street earnings reports and investor confidence ahead of a major meeting by members of the European Central Bank later this week. Investors will also keep a close eye on tonight's State of the Union Address.

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 Tuesday:

How the Chinese Stock Market Sell-Off Will Affect U.S. Investors

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The Chinese stock market plunged today (Monday) after regulators imposed limits on margin trading.

You see, speculation has helped propel the Shanghai Composite Index about 60% since 2013's close.

Today's sell-off was prompted by fears that those speculators, who are trading on margin, would exit the market.

Here's what that means for U.S. markets...

D.C.'s New Bosses Start to Pay Back Wall Street

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Wall Street is about to get paid back by D.C.'s new bosses. Because all politicians are snakes. And some of them are rattlesnakes.

On Jan 14, the House of Representatives passed an act providing banks an additional two years to comply with the Volcker Rule. What does this mean?

It means that extra time will make the 1% richer. Here’s how it works…

See How Swiss Bank Policy Unleashed a "Tsunami" on These Stocks

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A surprise Swiss Bank policy change shocked the stock market today (Friday)...

On Thursday, the Swiss Central Bank ended a three-year old policy that prevented the Swiss franc from appreciating too much against the euro.

The move sent the Swiss franc soaring 30% against the euro within minutes.

It also caught financial firms unprepared...

You see, the franc is one of the world's most-traded currencies. While holders of Swiss francs realized gains, financial institutions with large holdings of euros or dollars against the franc were routed - especially smaller firms that cannot bear big losses.

And Swiss exporters saw their goods become 30% more expensive to European buyers in a matter of minutes.

These charts show the Swiss Bank policy's devastating affect on small firms, big banks, and major Swiss exporters like The Swatch Group SA (VTX: UHR), Holcim Ltd. (VTX: HOLN), and Nestle SA (VTX: NESN)...

Dow Jones Soars 190 Points to End 5-Day Losing Streak

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The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 both reversed course after five consecutive losing sessions. The Dow added 190 points as optimism on rising consumer confidence offset worries about the meltdown happening in the Forex markets over Switzerland's surprise currency announcement yesterday.

The VIX, the market's fear gauge, slipped 6.4% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from today's trading session...

Stock Market Futures Dip on Swiss Fallout, FXCM Down 91%

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 16, forecasted an 86-point decline from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 both declined for the fifth consecutive trading session Thursday, while one of the most shocking currency decisions in recent history hammered global equity markets: the Swiss National Bank abandoned its current economic policy that prevents the euro/Swiss franc exchange rate from falling below 1.20.

Today, fallout continues as news of the Swiss currency policy reversal reverberates across the markets. The Swiss franc surged as much as 39% against the euro and U.S. dollar on Thursday, and pushed gold prices to a four-month high. The decision could have a profound impact on investment banks and hedge funds that held puts on the nation's currency.

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...

DJIA Falls on Weak Bank Earnings, Swiss Currency Surprise

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The DJIA and the S&P 500 both declined for the fifth consecutive trading session Thursday, while one of the most shocking currency decisions in recent history hammered global equity markets.

The Swiss National Bank abandoned its current economic policy that prevents the euro/Swiss franc exchange rate from falling below 1.20. The Swiss franc surged as much as 39% against the euro and U.S. dollar on the day.

Here's what else moved the Dow Jones today...

RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) Dives 30%, Headlines Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today

Good morning! The stock market today (Thursday, Jan. 15) is headlined by RadioShack (NYSE: RSH). RSH stock fell 30% premarket.
Today, investors will react to a slew of earnings reports from three large financial institutions and Nasdaq component Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). On the data side, jobless claims will remain in focus, in addition to an important update to the Philadelphia Fed Survey. Consensus estimates call for 295,000 new jobless claims for the week ending January 10.

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