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Dow Jones Futures Indicate Stocks to Edge Higher Today

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips 80 Points Ahead of Q3 GDP Data

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Mildly as FOMC Concludes October Meeting

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Ahead of Apple Earnings

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) slipped 18 points ahead of today's first day of the Fed Open Market Committee's seventh meeting of 2015 and a very busy day of company earnings reports.

The central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in October, but it could change language on its statement regarding exposure to foreign markets. The U.S. dollar was sliding against a basket of currencies due to these expectations.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of FOMC Meeting

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Oct. 26, 2015) were down 20 points as investors prepare for a very busy week of economic data and a critical meeting of the U.S. central bank.

This morning, new home sales will be in focus as the housing market attempts to maintain its positive momentum. The home sales report comes a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's seventh monetary policy meeting of 2015. The Fed Open Market Committee is unlikely to raise interest rates in October, but it could change language on its statement regarding monetary policy.

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Dow Futures Surge 157 Points After China Slashes Interest Rates

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 77 Ahead of EIA Supply Data

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of Janet Yellen Speech

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015) were down 16 points this morning as markets prepare for a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is expected to offer some insight into the central bank's outlook on monetary policy.

Markets predict there is a 31% chance that the central bank will hike rates in 2015. The odds are more in favor of a rate hike in March 2016.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today on Slowing China Growth

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Oct. 19, 2015) were down 57 points as investors keep an eye on China and a busy week of earnings reports.

Early this morning, China reported an annualized GDP of 6.9%, a little ahead of consensus expectations. In addition, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that year-over-year industrial production grew by 5.7%, just below forecasts.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Ruled By China Weakness

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 77 Points on Data, Bank Earnings

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015) were down 85 points as the global markets reacted to news of weak Chinese trade data and reports that the People's Bank of China is pushing fresh stimulus measures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 47 points during a light trading session. Investors kept their focus on a falling U.S. dollar and the growing expectation that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates in October or December.

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Trouble Ahead: Stocks Gain, but the "Super Crash" Is Accelerating

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The lunatics are running the asylum.

After an incessant flow of bad economic news from both the U.S. and abroad, investors decided that "bad news is good news" and they should bid up stock prices.

Saying "bad is good" is like saying "down is up" or "Hillary is telling the truth."  It is so obviously contrary to the facts that you can't take it seriously.

And yet investors, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the economic news is so bad that the Federal Reserve (which itself doesn't know up from down) is not going to raise interest rates.

It's not clear how long this insanity will last, but I wouldn't be chasing stock prices here.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Higher; Oil on Track for Best Week Since 2009

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For years, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has courted Russia, though without much success. It's easy to see why the attraction is there; the world's largest country has huge oil reserves and the geopolitical clout to boost the cartel's "muscle" by about a third.

But this past weekend, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that Moscow is ready to meet with both OPEC and other oil producers to address the low price of oil.

This is an important development. It means that for the first time in nearly 11 months, geopolitics is likely to give support to higher crude - meaning oil prices get a new push.

We can expect something more from these meetings, as well...