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What's Driving the U.S. Stock Market to Record Highs – Again

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The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.

And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.

Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...

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Argentina Stock Market Crash Reverses After Today's Deal – for Now


Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.

But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.

The move is historic since Argentina had said it would never negotiate with the group – but, after what happened this week, they had little choice...

Can ISIS Crash the Whole Stock Market?

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Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on the stock market right now.

Market bears see ISIS and this geopolitical turmoil as a "black swan" that could "take down the whole stock market," according to host Stuart Varney.

Watch the video to see if the ISIS threat could actually trigger a stock market crash in coming days...

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Stock Market News: Two-Day Dow Decline for the First Time Since Mid-May

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Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)

Here's a roundup of the other top stock market news stories from today...

Dow Jones Today: Markets Moving on GM, RSH, TWC News

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Dow Jones today, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank. Despite the strong uptick, U.S. futures are indicating a retreat this morning from record levels.

Here’s the top news moving the Dow Jones today:

Stock Market Today: Top News and Profit Plays to Make Now

The stock market today soared and the Dow Jones Industrial Average struck another record high on Friday after a positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank.

After a sluggish start to 2014, the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth consecutive month of strong gains. Although the labor participation rate remained at a concerning 62.8%, the official unemployment rate remained at 6.3%.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session and the top stories from the stock market today...

May Jobs Report Leads the Dow Jones Today

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Stock market news today, June 6, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.

Here are the top stories to watch to make your Friday profitable: