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The 5-Part Donald Trump Economic Plan Unveiled

The Donald Trump economic plan is out and there are a few major changes the billionaire would like to see made. Perhaps the most surprising of which is higher taxes for the wealthy one percent.

The outspoken 2016 presidential candidate explained more about his fiscal ideas on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect."

Here's how "The Donald" plans to manage America's wallet...

Why the Alibaba Stock Price Is Down 13% This Month

The Alibaba stock price has dropped 13.6% in the last month and is now down nearly 35% in 2015.

Today (Monday), shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) were trading just above $67, meaning BABA stock is now below its IPO price of $68.

Here's why Alibaba stock has tanked lately, and where it's headed now...

Low Eurozone Inflation Proves How Helpless Central Banks Are

The European Central Bank (ECB) is loath to admit it, but it has no control over the Eurozone inflation rate.

According to official data released this morning (Monday), Eurozone inflation in August was unchanged at 0.2%.

That's far below the 2% inflation rate target sought by the ECB. And it shows just how ineffective the central bank's unprecedented monetary stimulus program has been.

Here's what the ECB will do next...

Why Chinese Stocks Fell Again Today

Chinese stocks were down again today (Monday) as the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8%. China's stock market has now fallen roughly 38% since mid-June.

The drop comes after two consecutive days of gains for Chinese stocks. On Thursday, the Shanghai Index climbed 5.4%. It was up another 5% on Friday.

Here's what was pushing Chinese stocks lower today.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips Today on Renewed China Fears

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Aug. 31) forecasted a 159-point decline this morning after Chinese stocks cratered again this morning.

The Chinese Shanghai Composite Index fell more than 3% this morning as growth fears continue to rattle investors.

Here's everything investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Why Some ETFs Led the Markets Down Last Week

Of all the scary things that happened last Monday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points, nothing was scarier than what happened with exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

They crashed and exacerbated the market sell-off. They're not all a bad risk, and there are some we like to recommend that are quite safe – even essential – during a market reversal.

Investors need to understand exactly what it is they're holding. But this opens a can of worms Wall Street would rather leave shut tight, because there's a danger to investors from some of these.

Here's the truth...