Best Stocks to Buy Now: How to Play 2014's Most Profitable Trends Today

Every week we highlight the best stocks to buy and the newest profit opportunities that no one else is telling you about. Here's what we covered last week.

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Feb. 28, 2014: The S&P 500 Index finished February up 4.3% at 1,859.45, its best month since October and its best February since 1998.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended February 4% higher, trimming year-to-date losses to 1.5%. And the Nasdaq closed out the month up 5%. The tech-heavy index is up 3.2% in 2014 and sits at a 13 1/2-year high.

Five years ago this Sunday, on March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 closed at 676.58, its lowest level since the start of the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, stock returns have more than tripled.

Although stocks are poised to log more gains this year, they're expected to be modest compared to 2013's record run and will be accompanied by greater volatility.

Money Morning continues to share the best investment tips and best stock to buy now – for any market conditions. Following is a recap from last week.

Best Stocks to Buy Now

  • Biotech stocks are on fire this year – the Dow Jones U.S. Biotechnology Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSBT) is up 151.58% year to date. Although investing in a company with a breakthrough drug can reap huge gains, Money Morning Bioscience Investment Strategist Ernie Trembly shared a better strategy: investing in a game-changing technology platform that can fuel a company's entire pipeline. The trick is to get in on these cutting-edge technologies early – and here are three bioscience breakthroughs you can't afford to miss.

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