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Dow Jones News Today: Market Flat Ahead of Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony

The Dow Jones new today is Janet Yellen's testimony in front of the Senate Finance Committee later today.

Markets are also making sense of the resignation of Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn, who stepped down after allegedly misleading Vice-President Mike Pence over a call with Russia's ambassador.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Was Its Lowest of 2017 as Trump Economic Optimism on Hold

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today was its lowest of 2017 as investors seemed unimpressed by Donald Trump's press conference on Wednesday.

The president-elect failed to convince markets that he would enact corporate tax reform, income tax reform, and deregulation in the financial, energy, and agricultural markets.

Let's look at the numbers from Thursday, Jan. 12, for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq.


This Stock Offers High-Growth, Low-Stress Protection from Trump's Tweets

By now we've all seen the "Trump Tweet Effect" in full effect these past weeks, as the president-elect's unfiltered social media messages hit some of Wall Street's favorite stocks, like Boeing, for better… or worse.

Lockheed Martin, for instance, one of our best defense plays, lost $4 billion in value in the aftermath of Trump's tweeted remarks about the F-35 Lightning program.

Frankly, the losses on Lockheed and Boeing, and for that matter the gains on SoftBank, say more about Wall Street traders than about Donald Trump – or the stocks he's talking about.

But the truth is, it's likely we can look forward to this kind of "volatility" from here on out.

Unless… you go with the recommendation I'm going to show you now.

It's offering explosive growth in a blue-chip package - 37% gains year to date, and I can't imagine any mere 140 characters are going to ding it...


Most U.S. Workers Don't Know Their Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Turns out over half of American workers don't know their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, which can making saving for retirement, well, impossible…

Here's a look at some dire new statistics about U.S. workers' medical care cost knowledge (or lack thereof)...


Will Healthcare Stocks Rise Under Trump?

Whether healthcare stocks rise under Donald Trump depends on how he carves up Obamacare.

To be sure, something will get done. Trump and the Republican Congress made it clear they would repeal and replace Obamacare if elected.

Assumptions about what Trump will do at first sent pharma stocks soaring and hospital stocks plunging. But the odds are high that Trump's changes won't be as drastic as feared.

Here's what reform will mean for healthcare stocks in 2017...


Obamacare Failures Tear Apart Government-Insurer Partnership

With the Department of Justice trying to block two mega-mergers, the health insurance companies have struck back by pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges.

Now Democratic lawmakers are accusing the insurers of using their participation in Obamacare as a bargaining chip to change the DOJ's mind.

But the government is far from innocent here.

The insurers are no saints, but the government is at least as much to blame for this mess...