best investments 2013

Energy Investing

Best Investments 2014: Canada's Northern Claim Heats Up the Arctic Oil Race

Is Santa Claus Canadian?

According to the Canadian government, yes.

Last week, Canada claimed the North Pole is under its jurisdiction, damaging relations with Russia and kicking off a new "Cold War."

This is a huge opportunity for investors...

Hot Stocks

Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup

Best stocks to buy for the week ending Dec. 13, 2013: With many investors taking a guarded stance ahead of the Dec. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index slipped 1.7% last week, logging a second weekly decline.

It was the benchmarks' first back-to-back weekly loss in more than two months. The Nasdaq also dipped, ending the week with a 1.5% loss.

However, 2013 has been good to investors overall. Stocks are up some 24.5% year to date, and deals on Wall Street are getting harder to find. Indeed, only 48 stocks in the broad-based S&P are recently in the red, according to Bespoke Investments.

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Wall Street

This Is How You Win a "Billionaires' Brawl" (True Story)

There's a lucrative new trading "set-up" a lot of investors are using now. But unlike classic approaches, like "don't fight the Fed," and "the trend is your friend," there are no rules on how to play this new game.

So let's change that today.

This is the true story about two billionaires' egos, their trading games, and what happens when they clash over the same stock.

It's a story you can profit from, too…

It's a story you can profit from, too...

Hot Stocks

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) Stock Keeps Climbing After IPO

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) stock opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, popping 7.5% Thursday from its initial price of $20. Shares were up another 2.9% a little after noon Friday.

Hilton sold 117.6 million shares, raising $2.35 billion in its initial public offering (IPO).

Here's what investors can expect...

Hot Stocks

Why PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) Stock Is the Real No. 1

Pepsi or Coke?

How many times have we been offered that choice at a restaurant? But deciding on a beverage with a meal is merely a matter of taste.

When viewing PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) as investments, we must take far more into consideration. And the winner of this "Pepsi Challenge" may surprise you.

After all, Coca-Cola is one of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Certainly it's the better stock, no?

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Stock Market

Why December Stock Market Performance Is the Best of the Year

Over the last 100 years, December stock market performance has been the Dow's best.

The blue-chip benchmark has averaged a 1.42% gain in December over the last century, with positive returns 73% of the time.

All the elements are falling into place...

Energy Investing

This Will Change the Way You Think About Investing Forever

We've already made good money playing publically traded oil and gas companies.

125% on Cheniere… 200% on Halliburton… 210% on Western Refining… 542% on Westport Innovations… 300% on Golar LNG…

And given energy's across-the-board potential, our focus on growth isn't going to change.

In fact, it's about to expand.

Something huge just slipped under the radar.

It was so significant that it promises to change how you think about investing forever – especially in oil and gas.

A late-summer change in the rules now allows for expanded access by retail investors into the lucrative world of venture capital.

It's called direct investment, and it goes far beyond just buying stocks, bonds, and options…

It opens up the potential for all of us to make some serious money. It really is a whole new ballgame.

And for you, it starts this Thursday – perhaps even sooner. (I'll let you know.)

Like I said, this is huge...

Hot Stocks

Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Review

Our best stocks to buy list last week stemmed from oil and drug stocks – and some gems from tech, which we learned is not in a bubble…

It was a good week for investing as markets continued hitting record highs. The broad-based S&P 500 Index topped 1,800 for the first time Friday, just one day after the Dow sailed past 16,000, and the Nasdaq ended the week just shy of 4,000 (which it hit Monday this week).

As indexes climb, investors grow increasingly cautious. Predicted outcomes run the gamut from a modest market pullback, to a steep correction, to a bursting bubble.

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U.S. Companies

The U.S. Companies with the Most Cash

The trend of companies in America hoarding cash keeps growing.

The 10 U.S. companies with the most cash reported a combined $540 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments in their last quarterly reports. That's up nearly 3.7% in just the last quarter.

Could these 10 companies be Icahn's next targets?

Top News

Transocean Deal Shows Rising Clout of Activist Investors

Score another victory for Carl Icahn.

With the Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) deal announced yesterday (Monday), Icahn has once again shown why he's considered a master among activist investors.

The concessions he won from the world's largest offshore rig contractor include a boost to Transocean's dividend from $2.24 to $3 a share, subject to approval at next year's annual general meeting.

Transocean management also agreed to support Icahn-backed director Samuel Merksamer's re-election to the board, as well as the election of another Icahn pick, Vincent Intrieri, at next year's meeting.

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