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Best Stocks to Buy Now: Sidestep Market Volatility with These Plays

Best stocks to buy for the week ending May 16, 2014: Last week, Money Morning focused on how to make money in a volatile market.

Three of our highlighted investments are companies that can actually benefit from rising interest rates. One pick is a stock in the Russian tech industry that's a great buy now thanks to bad news flowing out of the country. We gave readers a gold investing "cheat sheet" that will help to make a big difference in your overall portfolio performance in 2014. And we focused on an energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) that provides instant diversification within the booming sector – it will play like a call option on energy with no expiration date.

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  • It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens. "No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the 'sell' button," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers on Friday. He recommended three companies that can actually benefit from rising rates – they tap into global money flows that continue unabated.

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