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How to Profit From Wall Street's Biggest Gaffe in Decades

I was perusing the newswires a few weeks ago when the following Reuters news story headline all but physically grabbed my attention.

It stated: “Exclusive: Morgan Stanley Rebuilds in Commodities Trading.”

Most folks probably looked at this and tossed it off as just another of the endless machinations of Wall Street.

But I knew better…

  • Stock Market News Today Driven by BKW and AMZN Acquisitions Stock Market News Today

    Stock market news today, August 27, 2014: U.S. stock markets struck multiple intraday records on Tuesday, as strong consumer data suggested further momentum for the economy. The S&P 500 hit another record, fresh off its first intraday rise over the 2,000 level yesterday.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…
  • Stock Market Today Moving on AMZN, BKW, and BBY News stock market today

    Stock market today, August 26, 2014: U.S. futures were flat this morning, a day after the S&P 500 Index cracked the 2,000 level for the first time ever and set a new all-time closing high just shy of that milestone.

    Yesterday's rise was fueled by confidence in the financial and biotech sectors, which outweighed concerns about new housing sales falling to a four-month low. This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that U.S. durable goods orders spiked by a record 22.6% in July.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
  • Dow Jones Futures Up Today on Merger News; BKW and ITMN Are Premarket Movers Dow Jones today

    Stock market news today, Aug. 25, 2014: This morning, Dow Jones futures were up modestly on increased merger activity and rising confidence in monetary policy from the European Central Bank. In Jackson Hole, Wyo., ECB President Mario Draghi hinted at further stimulus to keep the gears moving in some of the continent's struggling nations.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable:
  • GameStop, Gap, and Shake Shack Headline Today's Stock Market News today's stock market news

    Today's stock market news, August 22, 2014: With members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and notable economists meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., investors await new insight today (Friday) into when the central bank might raise interest rates and plans to sustain growth in the U.S. economy. For the first time, protesters have descended on the small ski town, questioning the Fed's policies and the "so-called" strength of the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak this morning.

    Here's a list of today's top stock market news...
  • Stock Market News Today Headlined by FOMC Minutes and Big Box Retailers Stock market news today

    Stock market news, Aug. 20, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data.

    The positive data and strong earnings reports overshadowed any concerns about ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and Iraq. Yesterday, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week to discuss ways to resolve the problems plaguing Eastern Europe.

    Here's what you must know about the stock market today to start profiting...
  • Today's Stock Market Moving on HD, S, and SKH News Today's stock market

    Today's stock market, August 19, 2014: U.S. stocks soared Monday on positive housing data and growing merger and acquisition activity. The Dow gained 175 points, while the S&P 500 Index is again taking aim at the historic 2,000 mark. The Nasdaq is back at a 14-year high.

    Here's what's on tap for the stock market today...
  • Today's Stock Market News Led by FDO, DG, and TGT Stock market news

    Stock market news, Aug. 18, 2014: This week, leaders of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for the central bank's annual economic symposium. The meeting is expected to provide significant focus on the labor market and some focus on monetary policy for the road ahead. Meanwhile, this week is an important earnings period for home and consumer retail companies.

    Here's what's coming up in the stock market today...
  • BAC, JPM, MS and Volcker Rule Lead Stock Market News Today Stock Market news today

    Dow Jones today, August 13, 2014: U.S. stocks were in the red on Tuesday as concerns about the European markets affected investor sentiment. Geopolitical hot spots in Ukraine and in the Middle East have led to an increased emphasis on reducing exposure to risk.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:
  • Today's Stock Market News Led by Keystone Pipeline, AMZN, and Geopolitical Concerns stock market news

    Stock market news today, August 11, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy. According to reports, American workers were highly productive in the second quarter, while labor costs were on the rise. The news is a welcome change from the slew of negative data that rocked the first quarter.

    Here’s all the stock market news to follow this Monday morning:
  • Today's Stock Market News Abuzz from Brewing Lawsuit Over PFE's Lipitor today's stock market news

    Today's stock market news, August 8, 2014: U.S. stocks fell sharply in the final hour of trading Thursday despite declining jobless claims in the U.S. economy.

    On Thursday, Moscow banned most food imports from Western nations in response to heightened economic sanctions. The deal isolates Russians from global trade to a level that hasn't been seen since the end of the Cold War, with specific imports from the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, and Norway banned.

    Here are the top stories in stock market news today...
  • GOOGL, FOXA, PCLN, and CTRP Headline Stock Market News Today stock market news today

    Stock market news today, August 7, 2014: The U.S. stock market was sluggish yesterday (Wednesday), with benchmarks eking out modest gains.

    Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe. A slew of bad data suggests a choppy road ahead for the European Union, which has a combined GDP that is roughly $600 billion larger than the U.S. economy.

    Here are the top stories in stock market news today (Thursday)…
  • U.S. Stock Markets Look to Bounce Back Today After Last Week's Huge Losses U.S. stock market

    Stock market today, August 4, 2014: U.S. stock markets slumped again Friday despite positive news on the employment front. The U.S. economy added another 209,000 jobs in July, a sixth-consecutive monthly gain. However, the estimate fell short of economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% as more Americans search for work. The S&P 500 posted its largest weekly loss since April.

    This week, two bellwether companies will report their earnings: American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).

    Here’s the news that will be moving the U.S. stock markets today:
  • U.S. Stock Market's Five Best and Worst Performers in 2014's First Half U.S. stock market

    As we close out the first half of 2014, its time to take a look back at the year-to-date U.S. stock market gainers and losers.

    Stocks turned in a mix showing, with sizable gains and losses across several sectors. Following are the five best and five worst performers of 2014's first half.
  • Stock Market: Q1 Was One for the Record Books, So What's Next?

    The U.S. stock market logged an impressive first quarter.

    Shrugging off budget cuts, tax hikes, and more Eurozone misery, U.S. stocks climbed to record territory on several occasions.

    On March 5, the Dow broke through its record close of 14,165, previously hit Oct. 9, 2007. Meanwhile, the S&P has been flirting with its 1,565 record high for weeks.

    The most recent milestones came Thursday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at yet another record, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index finally closed above its all-time high.

    Thursday closed out Q1 with the Dow adding 52.38 points, or 0.36%, to close at 14,578.54. The S&P tacked on 6.34, or 0.41%, to close at 1,569.19.

    Here's a look at the quarter's biggest gains and losses, as well as what investors should do now as we head into April.

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  • Europe Concerns Pummel Stock Market Today As This 50% Gainer Shines The stock market today opened with all three indexes down at least 1.5%.

    After what seemed like a reprieve from having the Eurozone debt crisis control the stock market, the worries have returned.

    Investors are selling on news that Spain might need more bailouts as its 10-year yield reaches a record high. The main concern is that bailouts will be needed not just for the banks, but for the entire nation and certain regions of the country.

    The yield on Spain's 10-year bond reached a record high of 7.56% and the latest unemployment rate sits at a depressing 24.6%.

    Another round of earnings is on tap with Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) leading the way this week. Apple reports its earnings after tomorrow's (Tuesday) close and Facebook reports after Thursday's session.

    Here are some other companies making headlines in the stock market today.

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