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Berkshire Hathaway B Stock "Better than Any Mutual Fund" (BRK.B)

The search for top performers never ends – and that's especially true when the markets are stumbling.

That why Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald likes Berkshire Hathaway B stock (NYSE: BRK.B) right now.

"It's not cheap in dollar terms, but it's cheap in terms of potential," Fitz-Gerald said. He also likes an energy stock that he says is "cheap and ready to buy."

For more on why Fitz-Gerald likes Berkshire B stock, as well as his energy pick, watch this video.

Stocks to buy

"Unloved" Pick of the Week: Organovo Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ONVO) Stock

Money Morning's "unloved" pick of the week is 3D tissue printing and testing company Organovo Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ONVO).

Several of Money Morning's experts have made note of the great potential of ONVO stock. Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson first called attention to Organovo stock in July of 2013. Earlier this month, Money Morning Biotech Investing Specialist Ernie Tremblay recommended it.

Organovo stock is down 58% from its all-time high, as investors got ahead of themselves in 2013.

But in recent months ONVO has started to realize its tremendous potential...

Income Investing

Dividend-Paying Stocks: BMY, GE, and 23 New Payout Hikes

Amid six years of near-zero interest rates, income-hungry investors have increasingly turned to dividend-paying stocks.

Companies have taken note by sweetening distributions. This year is on track to set a milestone for total dividend payouts.

Forty dividend stocks boosted payouts last week, including Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and General Electric (NYSE: GE).

Following are 25 notable hikes from the week ending Dec. 12.

IPOs

IPO Calendar This Week Led by Rice Midstream (NYSE: RMP) Stock

There are six deals on the IPO calendar this week, which should raise a combined $1 billion.

Raising $1 billion would bring the 2014 IPO market's total to $85.2 billion. That's nearly $30 billion more than 2013's total, and by far the most of any year in the last decade.

But the real story is this week's biggest IPO. Here's a closer look, and the best way to profit from this IPO calendar...

Stocks to Watch

Stocks to Watch This Week: FDX, NKE, ORCL, and 5 More

Last week's stock market rout left the Dow Jones reeling. But don't rule out a Santa Claus rally just yet.

Some weakness in early December isn't unusual. In fact, the recent declines are pretty typical for December. So you see, odds are still good that markets will get a widely wished-for Santa Claus rally.

Earnings this week from these eight stocks to watch might fuel a rally and keep the Grinch at bay.

Wall Street

A U.S. Court Practically Declared Insider Trading Legal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, was a great day to be an insider trader.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned insider trading convictions of former hedge fund managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson.

Not only did the appeals court reverse the much-publicized guilty verdicts against the two traders, its 28-page decision effectively rewrites the meaning of insider trading.

The immediate outcome of the decision not only affects the two hedge fund executives, other traders convicted of insider trading, and charged individuals who pled guilty, it will also change how traders use inside information to their benefit in the future.

The court decision is as surprising as it is profound...

The Rushing Bear Market and How to Prepare

Oil prices plunged to their lowest prices in five years last week after the International Energy Agency (IEA) downgraded its forecast for global oil demand for the fifth time in six months.

The IEA report told markets that global growth will remain weak in 2015, triggering an across-the-board sell-off in stocks and junk bonds on Friday that left the major indices with some of their worst percentage losses in three years.

Unfortunately, stocks are still trading within a few percentage points of record highs reached only a week ago and remain severely overvalued in the context of seriously deteriorating economic fundamentals.

Investors that were complacently expecting stocks to melt up to "Dow 18,000" and "S&P 2,100" by year-end are now facing a the much grimmer reality of a correction and even the potential of a bear market in 2015.

Top News

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Gets Pushed Out by Europe, One Piece at a Time

Bit by bit, Europe is mounting pressure on Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) to give up its 90% market share in Europe. New laws in Spain and Russia pushed the tech giant to announce an exit from the two countries this week.

Here's why Google News is leaving Spain, why Google engineering is leaving Russia, and what all this means for GOOG stock investors...

Tech investing

Tech Stocks Forecast: The Ultimate Guide to 2015's "Big Idea" Trends

Our tech stocks forecast for 2015 features several "Big Idea" trends that Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson sees hitting their stride next year.

Robinson has worked as a consultant, senior advisor and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms. He is Money Morning's go-to expert on all things technology, and he likes what he sees for tech stocks next year.

Recently, Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III sat down with Robinson to talk about his tech stocks forecast for 2015.

This is a partial transcript of that discussion...

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