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Here's the Key to How the Stock Market Will Move This Week

08192013KFG1 Coming off the worst week of the year, and with the very real possibility of the Dow Jones dipping back below 15,000, the question on everyone's lips is "Where's the bottom?"

That's why Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald spoke on Monday with FOX Business' Charles Payne of "Varney & Co."about just how low the stock market can go.

Fitz-Gerald looks at the stock market's support and resistance levels, and gives us a good picture of what to expect in the week ahead - and much more. He looks ahead to the Fed's Jackson "Black" Hole summit, and speculates on when the Fed's reindeer games will run out of gas.


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Stock Market News Today Why We Predicted This 10% Gainer Would Soar

Stock market news today focuses on winners and losers in the tech and consumer spaces, as well as how the S&P 500 will come off of its largest weekly decline since June.

Last week was tough for stocks since this year has been filled with rallies. Stocks fell as investors tried to understand the timing of the Fed's tapering of its bond-buying program.

Surprisingly, the market still seems very sensitive to any news on the Fed cutbacks.

This week, the market may continue to react to any news from the Fed, although other economic indicators are likely to be in the foreground of investors' minds.

Stock market news today starts with Japan, which we learned saw gross domestic product rise 2.6% at an annualized pace from April to June - well short of the 3.6% growth economists expected. The Nikkei was down more than 5% last week and is down another roughly 1% this morning.

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Goldman Sachs' "Warehouse Shuffle" Just Cost You $5 Billion

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It's just another game for Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) - a "warehouse shuffle" that moves aluminum around while the big bank collects rent on the metal.

Although the rent on the stored aluminum - Goldman isn't allowed to actually own the commodity - is just pennies a day, the vast amount of the metal it has stored in its 27 Detroit warehouses and the "warehouse shuffle" strategy that enables it to extend the rental period for months on end adds up.

Through the Metro International Trade Services subsidiary it bought in 2010, Goldman has accumulated 1.4 million tons of aluminum, which it stores at about 48 cents per ton per day. That's about $672,000 per day of revenue - nearly half a billion a year.

Experts say the warehouse shuffle game ultimately raises the price of aluminum to manufacturers - everything from beer and soda companies to automakers. That extra cost, about $5 billion over the past three years, is passed on to consumers - you and me.

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Why This Stock Market Sell-Off Will Continue

shah-sell-off A global stock market sell-off sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 200 points Monday in morning trading.

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to answer the big question: Will the stock market sell-off keep going?

Watch Gilani's full interview to find out how two huge factors will keep pushing down markets that have been falling since Ben Bernanke triggered triple-digit losses last week.

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Stock Market Today Reverses Painful Two-Day Plunge

A sense of calm appeared to settle over the stock market today - one day after the Dow's worst of the year. The Dow was up nearly 90 points near the close Friday.

Gold prices, pushed below $1,300 an ounce Thursday, its lowest level in some two-and-a-half years, also bounced back Friday.

Equity and commodity markets sold-off Wednesday and Thursday on worries the U.S. Federal Reserve could begin winding down its market supportive stimulus program later this year.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, who dissented against the FOMC meeting decision Wednesday, said in a statement Friday the central bank "should have more strongly signaled its willingness to defend its inflation target" and shouldn't have given Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke the authorization to provide an approximate timetable to end easing.

Bernanke's comments are indeed blamed for the stock market's steep two-day drop.

The Dow plunged 354 points, 2.3%, Thursday to close at a seven-week low. Over Wednesday and Thursday, the Dow shed 560 points, the blue chip index's biggest drop since November 2011. The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) soared 23% Thursday, above 20 and a fresh 2013 high.

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Shah Gilani: "You've Got To Be In It To Win It"

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Appearing on Fox Business, Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani engaged in the age old debate: Bullish or bearish?

Shah made the bullish case, saying the stock market's rising and investors may want to jump in.

"I think you got to be in it to win it," Gilani said. "You got to stay in the market as long as the trend is up."

On the other side was Dan Shaffer of Shaffer Asset Management. He had a decidedly bearish view, warning of a "deflationary depression"

Check out the lively debate between Gilani and Shaffer in the accompanying video.

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Stock Market Today: June off to a Guarded Start

The first trading day of June got off to a muted start at the opening of the stock market today.

Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 34.66, or 0.23%, to 15,150.23. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index slipped 6.42, or 0.39%, to 1,624,32. The Nasdaq gave back 33.87, or 0.98%, to hit 3,422.04.

Market participants were hoping for a rebound in today's stock market following Friday's steep sell-off.

Jitters over tumbling Japanese stocks and worries about the Fed winding down its market-supportive bond-buying program sent stocks spiraling Friday, the last trading day of May.

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Why the Bulls Are Back in the Stock Market Today

The stock market today is off to a strong start with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 150 points around noon.

Right out of the gate, the Dow advanced 107.78, or 0.70%, to 15,410.88, the Standard & Poor's spiked 14.82, or 0.90%, to 1,664.42, and the Nasdaq jumped 40.47, or 1.17%, to 3,499.61.

Boosting the stock market today were accommodative comments from international central banks that the printing presses won't be turned off anytime soon.

The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank both reaffirmed that their easy money policies will remain intact as long as necessary. The news sent European and Asian markets all up more than 1%, with the momentum spilling over to the United States.

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