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Penny Stocks

Top 10 Penny Stocks 2014: Profits of More Than 33,000%

The top 10 penny stocks of 2014 have seen tremendous gains, one as high as 33,000% since January.

That's exactly why some investors are so enamored with penny stocks – they have the potential to transform entire portfolios in a very short period of time.

Here are some of the best penny stocks of 2014, and they've all posted gains of at least 180%...


Alibaba Roadshow Brings BABA Stock to Investors

The Alibaba roadshow kicked off this week as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) officials began the final sales pitch for Alibaba stock ahead of the company's massive IPO.

The roadshow presentations are the primary way for Alibaba and the underwriters to sell Alibaba stock to institutional investors prior to the stock's debut.

And they've taken on added importance as Alibaba plans to hold the largest IPO in world history...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL, FB, and TWTR News

Stock market today, Sept. 9, 2014: The U.S. stock markets were mixed Monday afternoon following a slide in energy prices. Brent crude prices slipped below $100 per barrel in London for the first time in more than a year.
Gold prices also slipped another 1% to hit a three-month low as the dollar continued its surge.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable, including news stories from AAPL, FB, and TWTR…


Cybersecurity Investment More Important Than Ever After Latest Data Breaches

A number of recent high-profile data breaches have turned the spotlight on the growing threat of cyberattacks and the need for increased cybersecurity investment.

In the first three months of 2014, 254 data breaches occurred, resulting in more than 200 million data records lost or stolen. That's a whopping 233% year-over-year increase, according to data security company SafeNet.

A few recent examples make this all too clear...

Top News

Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) European Privacy Debates Are Pure Genius

Starting Tuesday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will host the first of seven meetings to debate a controversial Internet privacy law imposed by the European Union. The move is the company's latest stroke of genius, but this time, Google's not crafting a futuristic new product. It's solving a way to deliver the perfect balance between privacy and freedom of information to users.

It’s going to use crowdsourcing…

Silver Prices

Silver Futures Market Is Keeping Silver Prices Down – but Not for Long

Silver futures activity has been smothering prices, with the white metal trading down seven of the last eight weeks as it nears three-month lows.

And not surprisingly, speculators have taken center stage in this protracted bear session, adding to their short positions for the fifth straight week.

Here’s why, despite all those discouraging factors, silver is still primed for a rise in the coming weeks…


Investing in Water Stocks: Five Dividend-Paying Utilities

One of the adages of investing is to look for things that people absolutely must have, and nothing fits that definition more than water. And with droughts and water shortages becoming increasingly common, investing in water stocks – particularly water utilities that pay dividends — makes more sense than ever.

When it comes to investing in water stocks, dividend-paying utilities are a particularly good option.

Here are five water utilities that all offer a yield of at least 2.6%...


Alibaba IPO Price Revealed – What Will Drive BABA Stock Higher

The Alibaba IPO price could reach as high as $24.3 billion, after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) announced Friday that it will be pricing its shares between $60 and $66 per share.

At the midpoint of that range, the company will have a valuation of approximately $155 billion.

Some analysts are calling that price range "conservative."

But there’s reason to believe Alibaba stock could climb much higher following the IPO…

Income Investing

Dividend-Paying Stocks: Verizon (NYSE: VZ) plus 24 More Dividend Enrichments

Last week Verizon (NYSE: VZ) upped its quarterly dividend 3.8%, or $0.02, to $0.55 per share.

Dividend-paying stocks like Verizon remain attractive to investors due to their highly competitive distributions as well as their potential for capital appreciation.

Read More…

Energy Investing

It's the Lack of Energy That Shapes the World (and Moves the Markets)

As everyone remains focused on the price of crude, the wider energy market is headed for a serious shortfall.

In fact, in the course of my global work, it's impossible not to recognize there is a new energy crisis quickly developing in other parts of the world.

This is not a rising Armageddon, the end of the world as we know it, or some script for a survivalist thriller.

But it is another dramatic example of how the lack of energy shapes the world…

In this case, the supply of oil and gas is still adequate and trade is on the upswing. The rising problem has to do with energy availability.

In certain areas of the world, the generation and distribution of energy is beginning to morph into a bona fide crisis. In short, the infrastructure in place is simply not enough to reliably keep the lights on.

For investors, these shortfalls will provide significant opportunities to profit.

Let me explain…