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How to Invest in the Most Expensive Drugs on the Market

People who know how to invest in the biggest pharma profits play the most expensive medicines on the market, known as "orphan drugs."

In the United States, an orphan drug treats a disease that affects fewer than 7 in 10,000 people. In the EU, it's fewer than 5 in 10,000 people. The diseases are chronic, brutal, and life-threatening.

but these two companies...

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Trailing Stops Explained – And Why You Need Them

Here at Money Morning, we're big proponents of using trailing stops as an easy and effective way to mitigate risk and boost gains.

And yet a surprisingly large group of individual investors don't use them, or have never heard the importance of trailing stops explained.

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The Tragic Truth Behind the $13 Billion JPMorgan "Fine"

Let's address two tragedies today.

The first is how Jamie Dimon & Co. and all the guilty big banks get away with murder.

The second is something I want to share with you because 50 years ago today, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. It isn't a conspiracy theory about who did it, but a likely theory about what happened and the conspiracy to cover that up.

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This "Defense" Stock Is Seriously Outgunning the Market

As a longtime tech analyst and investor, I've learned that tracking unstoppable trends is a great way to make money.

For instance, the mobile wave is moving so fast it's turning small-cap companies into financial juggernauts, seemingly overnight.

The same thing is happening with cloud computing. Simply put, there's a stampede of firms that want to host their data and applications on the web – and are willing to pay top dollar for those services.

But, strictly speaking, not every big-gain opportunity is a true high-tech trend.

That's why I always keep a sharp eye out for new investing opportunities that are in related areas.

The mid-cap company I'm recommending today, for example, is a leader in what I call personal defense technology.

And it's about to "outgun" the market - big time...

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The Five Biggest Corporate Fines Ever in the United States

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) $13 billion settlement finalized Tuesday tops the list of the biggest corporate fines ever in the United States.

The Department of Justice, attorney general, and other agencies have said that the JPM deal will serve as a framework for resolving other lender issues, meaning more record-breaking fines could be on the way.

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Investing in Water Stocks: Get Your Share of a $20 Trillion Market

The global water industry is already a $500 billion a year business – and it's headed to $20 trillion by 2025.

That's 3,900% growth in 12 years, headed for an amount bigger than the $17 trillion U.S. economy.

The reason for this explosive growth?

That's a market even bigger than the $17 trillion U.S. economy...

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One Huge Reason for Investing in Tech Stocks Today

A number of tech companies have seen their stock prices soar in 2013, despite that earnings lag far behind. That has left some investors wondering if investing in tech stocks is a losing move to make now.

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Stock Market News Today: These Retailers Down Amid Poor Q3 Earnings

Stock Market News Today, Nov. 21: U.S. stocks are continuing to rally today as the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 4.22% this week from 4.35% last week, and despite the fact that data showed manufacturing activity slowed this month.

The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index for October was 6.5 last month, down from 19.8 in October and below economists' expectations for 14.5. That data indicates slowing, but still positive general manufacturing activity.

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Your "Uncle" Is the World's Smartest Trader

It's interesting that an investor in the "communist" Peoples' Republic of China can make millions tax-free… while investors in the United States – the supposed bastion of free enterprise and capitalism – have to pay, in some cases, a near-50% tax on investment gains.

If trading and investing is all about weighing risk and reward, then the tax code itself makes Uncle Sam the ultimate trader. He gets a nice chunk of your reward, even as he avoids your risk.

Now, I don't mind having Uncle Sam as a silent partner, but like any good partner, he should stick around to help shoulder losses during bad times as well as participate in the good times.

Unfortunately, this isn't what happens...

Wall Street

The JPMorgan Settlement: $7 Billion Is Tax Deductible

The fact that this week's $13 billion JPMorgan settlement was a record between a U.S. company and the government is not the most notable part of this deal…

What's more shocking about this record-high settlement is that more than half of it could be tax-deductible.

Under terms of the $13 billion deal, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) will pay $4 billion toward consumer relief. The remaining $9 billion goes to settle federal and state civil claims stemming from entities involved in the mortgage securities. The state of New York will receive $613.8 million, California $298.9 million, Illinois $100 million, Delaware $19.7 million, and Massachusetts $34.4 million, according to the Department of Justice.

But now we find out that JPMorgan still has an ace up its sleeve...

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