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oil

These Charts Show How Many Oil Jobs Have Been Lost in 2015

If one number summarizes the oil price meltdown, it's 150,000.

That's about how many oil jobs have been lost in 2015 as of Aug. 2. It's a massive hit considering about 600,000 people work in the U.S. energy sector.

Here's a chart-by-chart breakdown of just how deep the numbers really go...

currencies

Deutsche's Libor Fine Takes Shine Off Sector's Q1 "Revival"

The rebound in Q1 Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity (FICC) revenues at big broker-dealers like JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs has emboldened some investors to pile back into the sector. Deutsche Bank's record-breaking $2.5 billion fine for manipulating benchmark interest rates shows that it's probably wiser to stay away.

True, the German behemoth's stock yawned at the news...

Biotech Investing

Where a Teva-Mylan Deal Would Rank Among Big Pharma Companies

Two big pharma companies are in merger talks this week. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) announced Tuesday it's making a $40 billion bid for Mylan NV (Nasdaq: MYL).

Combined, the two firms would have revenue near $28 billion. That would make the company the ninth-largest pharmaceutical company in the world based on revenue.

Here's a look at the top 10 big pharma companies globally...

Earnings

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings "All But Irrelevant" Despite Analyst Noise

"Contrary to what the rest of the world believes, Google earnings are all but irrelevant except in the very short term."

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald knows Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) well. He has followed the tech giant since its founding in 1998. Just last week, Fitz-Gerald notched a successful prediction he'd made years ago when the EU filed antitrust charges against Google on April 15.

Instead, he recommends investors take action with this Google stock play instead of tuning into the earnings noise...

Stocks to Buy

19 Investment Opportunities to Profit from Tech, China, and the U.S. Dollar

Every day, your team of experts at Money Morning brings you the best investment opportunities in a range of sectors. And each week, we round up all our recent picks in one concise list.

Last week we shared two "Market Disruptors" that deliver high yield and capital appreciation, a transformational company currently trading at a big discount, two ways to invest in China, and much more.

Get our full list of the best stocks to buy now...

Stocks

Arrest of "Flash Crash" Trader Could Reshape High-Frequency Trading

The arrest of alleged flash-crash architect Navinder Singh Sarao could reshape the debate over high-frequency trading. The British futures trader reported to be largely responsible for the 2010 flash crash is fighting extradition to the U.S., where he faces a potential 380 year sentence for market manipulation and fraud, according to Bloomberg.

His arrest, and the heavily punitive charges against him are a "very significant" development...

Tech Investing

When Will SpaceX Stock Hit the Market? – April 2015

Eager investors want to know if SpaceX stock is any closer to hitting the market – possible IPO in 2016? – especially after today's news out of Florida…

Last night on Dec. 21, SpaceX accomplished a historic landing that changed the landscape of American space travel. Imagine the returns if you owned a chunk of SpaceX stock the day its Colonial Transporter touches down on Mars?

But there's an obstacle preventing investors from snapping up SpaceX shares: it is still privately held. That's why we pieced together a few clues from founder and CEO Elon Musk on when there will be a SpaceX IPO...

IPOs

These New IPOs to Emerge from Ocean of Venture Capital

With Q1 venture capital investments in the U.S. reaching their highest level in 15 years, the pipeline of new IPOs looks especially healthy right now.

The amount invested was up 26% to $13.4 billion. It marked the fifth consecutive quarter in which VC investing exceeded $10 billion.

Most of that money went to more mature startups in later rounds of VC investing. That suggests a wave of new IPOs due to hit within the next two years.

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Yahoo

Is Yahoo Stock Worth Buying After Another Lukewarm Earnings Season?

After Yahoo earnings yesterday (Tuesday), investors have to ask themselves, "Is Yahoo stock worth buying?"

The Yahoo stock price got a nice lift in pre-market trading today. Though, Yahoo earnings weren't a ringing endorsement for the company's ailing core business. But it's still worth a buy.

So why is Yahoo stock worth buying? We answer that here...

Tech Investing

3 Charts Reveal Facebook Stock Doubled with This Single Strategy (Nasdaq: FB)

Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has more than doubled since its May 25, 2012 IPO. The social media king has crushed Nasdaq returns by 54% since the debut, and by 26.79% last year alone.

What's fueling Facebook's generation of a $231 billion market cap?

These three charts reveal FB's booming success comes down to just one strategy...