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Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges Again: What to Do Next

At times like the present, one question inevitably rises to the very top of the heap… what do I do next? Sadly, millions of investors will never know.

For them, the markets are like a one-way street to financial hell. Lacking any sort of cohesive plan, they lurch from one "investment" to another only to doom themselves to sub-par returns.

Fortunately, you're not among them. You're here, and that gives you a tremendous advantage, especially on days like today, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets.

So let's tackle that question with an answer that is as powerful as it is simple. And, while we're at it, let's highlight a recommendation that's uniquely suited for today's chaotic markets...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Hits New Record

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today eked out a 15-point gain to close at yet another record high, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 retreated marginally.

Two things made for a choppy trading session today. First, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave no new information on when the central bank will raise rates. Second, data on new home sales were mixed.

Here are all the top stories from today, plus our new profit tip for investors...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today: Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls on Fed Worries

In the stock market today, all three major U.S. indices closed lower as concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise rates sooner than expected continued to weigh on traders' minds.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.76 points to finish at 16,264.23. The Nasdaq dropped 22.35 points finish at 4,151.23, while the S&P 500 slid 3.52 to close at 1,849.04. Meanwhile, gold prices fell $8.70 to close at $1,294.70 – below the $1,300 threshold for the first time in six weeks.