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Sharpen Your Pencil – And Put These Three Stocks on Your "Shopping List"

Ask any of our gurus for advice on how to survive a stock-market sell-off – or even a whipsaw period like the one we’re navigating now – and you’ll get a surprising answer.

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  • How Ukraine's Impact on the Markets Bullied a Bully Putin World markets heaved a sigh of relief Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to soften his position on Ukraine, but don't look to politics for an explanation. Instead, the ruthless authoritarian was sucker punched by the invisible hand of the market...
  • Today's Stock Market: The Five Biggest Stories to Watch

    Today's stock market news, March 4, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped on Monday by 153.68 points, or 0.9%, to finish at 16,168.03. The Nasdaq dropped 30.82 points, or 0.7%, to hit 4,277.30, while the S&P 500 finished the day down 14.02 points, or 0.8%, to 1,845.43.

    The markets had their worst selloff in more than a month on news that political tensions between Ukraine and Russia have escalated over the Crimean peninsula. New concerns about China and Turkey also overshadowed relatively positive economic news in the U.S. economy.

    Here's the news today that's moving markets:
  • Stock Market Today: Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges on Ukraine News

    Stock market today, March 3, 2014: U.S. stocks today closed markedly lower amid increasing political tension in Ukraine and Russia, while safe-haven investments like gold rose on the crisis.

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.94%, or 154 points, at 16,168 points; the S&P 500 closed down 0.72%, or 31 points, at 4,277 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 0.72%, or 31 points, at 4,277 points.

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  • Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

    Stock market news today, March 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.30% to finish at 16.321.71 on Friday. The Nasdaq fell by 0.25% to close at 4,308.12, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.28% to end at 1.859.45.

    Winter Storm Titan will continue into the late afternoon today on the East Coast of the United States. Despite today's bout of nasty weather, the markets will remain open in New York.

    Here are the five biggest stories moving markets today:

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  • Stock Market Today: Standard & Poor's 500 Index Closes at Record High

    U.S. stocks today closed higher today after manufacturing data was better than expected and consumer sentiment improved, although the Nasdaq's technology stocks closed in the red.

    Consumer sentiment improved to 81.6 in February from 81.2 in January, according to the final revision of the February Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index.

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  • Today's Pre-Market Trading Report

    Today's pre-market trading outlook, Feb. 28, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.46% yesterday, finishing at 16,272.71. The Nasdaq added 0.63%, closing at 4,318.93, while the S&P 500 gained 0.50%, closing at 1,854.30.

    Here are the top five stock market stories to watch today:

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  • What Is the Strategas Lobbying Index? businessman puzzled

    Just what is the Strategas Lobbying Index? Find out, and you'll be keyed into an investment tool has outperformed the S&P 500 Index for 15 years and running.

    As of 2012, the index had beaten the S&P 500 by 11% for 10 years straight, and 30% in 2012. It doled out an average annual return of 17.4% in both 2012 and 2013, compared to the S&P's 6%.

    "It's almost in the statistically hard-to-believe category," Strategas Research Partners managing partner said to Yahoo! Finance.

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  • Biggest Stock Market News Today

    Stock market news today, Feb. 27, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by a modest 0.12% on Wednesday, finishing at 16,198.41. The Nasdaq gained 0.10%, closing at 4,292.06, while the S&P 500 was flat, ending trading at 1,845.16.

    Now here's the news moving markets today:

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  • Why First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) Stock Is Among Today's Biggest Losers Solar panel

    First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) stock is down 12% today (Wednesday) after reporting Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share on revenue of $768 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.98 on revenue of $973 million.

    The adjusted earnings added $0.25 per share related to a recent agreement for First Solar to sell its facility in Mesa, Ariz. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) earnings were $0.64 per share, which was down from $1.74 the year before.

    Revenue for the full year 2013 was $3.31 billion - down 1.8% from 2012. Analysts at Zacks Investment Research had projected yearly revenue of $3.53 billion.

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  • Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

    Today's stock market news, Feb. 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.17% on Tuesday, closing at 16,179.66. The Nasdaq lost 0.13% to finish at 4,287.59, while the S&P 500 also dropped by 0.13% to end at 1,845.12. U.S. stock futures were positive this morning, ahead of retailer earnings and new-home sales data.

    Here are the events moving markets today...
  • Today's Pre-Market Trading Report

    Pre-market trading report, Feb. 25, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 100 points on Monday, inching closer to its intra-day record high of 16,588.20. The S&P 500 struck a new intra-day record of 1,858.71 while the Nasdaq ticked up 0.69% to 4,292.97. Gold prices retreated from a four-month high.

    Now a pre-market look at what's in store for today...
  • Today's Stock Market News: Where the Dow Jones Industrial Average Ended

    U.S. stocks welcomed a solid lift in Monday's trading session, with all three major indexes closing up. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained about 0.64%, or 104 points, to close at 16,207 points; the S&P 500 closed up 0.64%, or 12 points, at 1,848; and the Nasdaq closed up 0.69%, or 30 points, at 4,293 points.

    Energy futures remained buoyant along with the stock market today, with the exception of natural gas, which finally plummeted 18% back to about $5.46 per million BTUs today after settling up 18% last week.

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  • Today's Stock Market: The Five Biggest Stories to Watch

    Today's stock market news, Feb. 24, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 30 points on Friday to close at 16,103. The Nasdaq fell 0.1% to 4,263, while the S&P remained flat, falling 3 points to close at 1,836.

    The world will continue to focus this week on continued unrest in Venezuela and Ukraine.

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  • Stock Market Today Falls on Housing; Here Are the Big Movers

    U.S. stocks were fairly stagnant today, with the three major indices closing slightly lower and wrapping up the four-day trading week essentially on par with where it began.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.19%, or 30 points, at 16,103 points; the S&P 500  closed down 0.21%, or 4 points, at 1,836; and the Nasdaq closed down 0.11%, or 5 points, at 4,263 points.

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  • Stock Market Crash History: The Dow's 10 Biggest One-Day Percentage Losses Stock market_square The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a 326-point (2.1%) plunge on Feb. 3, triggering a flood of stock market crash talk.  January wasn't any better – led by another triple-digit fall (318 points, 3.5%) on Jan. 24, the Dow suffered its worst January since 2009 and its worst month since May 2012, deflating 5.3%. (The […] Read More...