Claman on Call: Russell 2000 Hits All-Time High


The markets appeared to start the day strong, but lost their gains going into the close. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closing in the red on Monday. The health care and industrial sectors weighed on the Dow. General Electric led the Dow on Friday, but dragged it down today. There was a little green in the markets Monday, the Russell Small Cap Index hit an all-time high. The index just stopped short of a record close.

The 2016 presidential campaign is getting a little more crowded -- Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in a bid for the GOP nomination. Rubio enters the race just a day after Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw her had in the ring for the Democratic bid. Our political experts, Mike Reagan and Chris Hahn, weighed in on what the former first lady's $2.5 billion fundraising target could mean for her political adversaries. Head to to watch the full interview.

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And weather aborted the launch of SpaceX -- its attempt to launch its Falcon capsule full of supplies for the International Space Station. The launch was scrapped with two minutes and 39 seconds left on the countdown because of lightening. The launch is prescheduled for Tuesday.

Brace for impact: Banks will report their first quarter earnings Tuesday with JP Morgan and Wells Fargo reporting before the bell. Estimize Senior Vice President Christine Short told FBN what the drop in oil prices and strengthening dollar could mean for companies' bottom lines.

Now, here is what else you need to watch tomorrow: more earnings on the way. Johnson & Johnson reports before the bell and Intel will report its earnings after the close.

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