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Trend Watch

Play This "Hidden" M&A Boom – and Beat the Market for the Next Two Years

Global healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have soared 124% so far this year, to $35.1 billion. Of course, Wall Street doesn't want you to know that.

In fact, they declared the industry dead. But we know better.

Here's how to pounce on the ongoing biopharma M&A trend while every other investor gets bluffed...

Google

Google's New "Euro Plan" Could Boost Shares by 50%
(or More)

Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) plan to merge its European operations might look like a defensive pullback, but it's really a potential buying opportunity. In fact, Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks the stock could soar 50% over the next three and a half years.

The search giant said on February 25 that it would merge its two European divisions.

Tech Investing

Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal

Google stock is one of our favorite tech plays. It got even better with the Feb. 23 announcement that Google will purchase the mobile payment company Softcard (formerly known as Isis).

Essentially, the search engine company is buying Softcard's technology to use as Google Wallet.

The purchase also guarantees pre-installment of Google Wallet on all Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Android phones in the United States starting later this year.

Investing Tips

Conquer Market Volatility – and Cash In – with This Single Move

We've got a great tool tailor-made to turn market volatility to your advantage. Because the waters have been a little choppy lately, to say the least.

This is a tool relatively unknown to most investors. And it's perfect for today's market.

Here's how to conquer volatility - and cash in - with this one simple move...

Stock Market Today

DJIA Futures Flat Today After Yesterday's Closing Highs

DJIA futures were flat this morning from yesterday's Dow close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 92 points to close Tuesday at a new record high on news that Eurozone partners' acceptance of Greece's bailout plan and U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen offered insight on future interest rate hikes.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Wednesday...

Stock Market Today

DJIA Today Rises on Greece Bailout Plan, Yellen Testimony

The DJIA today added 92 points to close at a new record high. The cause? Eurozone partners' acceptance of Greece's bailout plan, plus market-friendly words from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen about interest rates.

Yellen said during her testimony to Congress that the central bank will not raise interest rates for several more committee meetings.

Here are the other top stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

Oil Prices

The Coming Oil Price "Crunch" Means Profits for Smart Investors

Oil prices are inching forward again and there's an inevitable consequence building that will help them climb even higher.

It's called the "reserve crunch" In fact, just 300 million barrels of new reserves have been replaced… out of 1.2 billion. Hence the word "crunch."

Here's why this kind of "crunch" promises to have a big impact on both crude oil prices and stock valuations...

stock picks

New "Best Stocks to Invest in" List Plays IPOs, Cybersecurity, and Europe

Our group of Money Morning experts continue to deliver the best stocks to invest in for readers – all for free.

And each week we collect the latest recommendations in one roundup, in case you missed any.

Check out this week's picks, including a cybersecurity ETF and a way to play the Greek debt crisis...

U.S. economy

With 40% of Americans One Bill Away from Financial Disaster, What's Next?

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money and U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus, the U.S. economy is still not working very well for the average American.

According to a survey by Bankrate.com, 40% of Americans say they are just one big bill away from financial disaster. That tells Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald that the government's efforts to rescue the U.S. economy have failed.

He said there's one figure he's watching this week that will show if there's much hope for Main Street at this point...

Tech investing

Mobile Deal Gives Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Its Next "Puzzle Piece"

Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson was spot-on with his latest Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock prediction.

The search engine giant is one step closer to tech world domination.

Yesterday's (Monday) announcement is exactly what Robinson was looking for - and why he's calling Google stock a "Buy"...