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Dow Jones Futures Today Slide 65 Points on Iranian Nuclear Talks

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Dow Jones futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 65-point retreat from yesterday's Dow close.

The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday as energy stocks slipped on news of an extended deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal. Basic materials stocks were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here's what else is driving the stock market today, in addition to your stock futures, top market news, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

Stock Market Predictions Today Point to More Volatility than Usual in Q2 2015

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Stock market predictions are typically bullish in April. According to The Stock Trader's Almanac, the S&P 500 has climbed every single April since 2006 by an average of 3.1%. Since 1950, it has been the best performing month for the Dow Jones.

This monthly spike is usually attributed to strong Q1 earnings reports hitting Wall Street. Numerous companies will also raise their guidance figures for the full year in April.

This year, things aren't as bullish in the short term. Our stock market predictions today call for continued volatility into Q2.

Here's what to watch in the stock market in April, as well as an update on the long-term outlook for 2015...

S&P Futures Today Retreat on Regional Fed President Discussions

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S&P futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 9-point drop from yesterday's S&P close. Dow futures followed a similar path.

S&P futures today are moving in anticipation of January's Case-Shiller housing index numbers as well as chatter about a potential hike to interest rates. Today features three presentations from Federal Reserve presidents.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers, as well as what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

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...

Nasdaq Pre-Market Falling on This Week's Biotech Woes

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The Nasdaq pre-market showed further signs of trouble, with Nasdaq futures plunging 46 points. This was the day after the Nasdaq Composite fell 118 points - its steepest one-day decline in almost a year.

Likewise, Dow futures today forecasted a 130-point slide from the Dow close yesterday, when the DJIA index plunged 292 points.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers in the stock market today, as well as your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

KRFT among Pre-Market Movers on News of Heinz Merger

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Today's pre-market movers include Kraft Foods Group Inc., who saw its stock skyrocket on news of a merger with H.J. Heinz Co.

However, the broader stock market today is hardly getting the same kind of lift. Dow futures forecasted a small decline from the Dow close yesterday.

Here's what else is going on in the stock market today, including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

Stock Futures Today Moving on FB, IBB, and WLL News

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Good Morning! Stock futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 42-point gain for the DJIA from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to a busy economic calendar. This morning, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard called for a raise in interest rates during a speech in London. Consumer price and new homes data are on tap this morning, which will affect both consumer discretionary and housing stocks during today's session.

Here's what else you should know about the stock futures today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday:

How Did the Stock Market Do Today? Dow Sheds 11 Points

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How did the stock market do today? All major benchmarks erased earlier gains in the last 15 minutes of trading to close in the red. The Dow Jones fell 11 points.

Investors weighed fluctuations in the U.S. dollar and its effect on global commodity prices. Gold prices rose $3.10 to hit $1,187.70 per ounce. Silver prices climbed one cent to $16.89 an ounce.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

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 Today Moving on News from AAPL, FB, and BABA

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Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.

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:

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

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Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

Pre-Market Quotes Bounce After Friday's Triple Digit Plunge

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Pre-market quotes for Monday, March 16, forecasted an 80-point gain from Friday's Dow close when the DJIA Index shed 145 points on Friday because of falling crude oil prices and investor jitters about possible interest rate increases in the near future.

Today, the markets will respond to a light macro data release schedule that focuses just on February industrial production data and the Federal Reserve's report on Treasury International Capital (TIC). A light schedule is compounded by investors' anxiety over the start of this week's FOMC meeting.

Here's what else pre-market quotes tell us about the stock market today - as well as your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" to make it a profitable Monday.

Bill Ackman-Herbalife FBI Investigation Leads Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, March 13, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 259 points Thursday, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise, with the energy sector the lone decliner.

Today will be a quiet day on the earnings front, while investors focus on a fresh consumer sentiment report. On the international front, keep an eye on Greece. The country is supposed to pay back 340 million euros ($360 million) of its International Monetary Fund loan today.

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

Alibaba-Snapchat Deal Headlines Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, March 12, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures forecasted a 27-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA dropped 27 points Wednesday, a day after markets saw their broadest sell-off in two months over concerns of a pending interest-rate hike.

Today, the markets will react to weekly unemployment claims and a monthly update on retail sales. Two events could drive the DJIA up or down: crude oil prices, and the Fed's expectations for when it might raise interest rates.

Here are the top headlines in stock market news today - and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...:

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