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Biotech

These Long-Term Profit Machines Just Went On Sale

Market volatility has suddenly created some great opportunities, including those in the biotech sector.

Supporting the inevitable ascent of the industry is the release of a steady stream of compounds that have helped them rack up billions in new revenue.

Grab these long-term profit machines at a discount now.

Earnings

What to Do with Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) "No Big Surprises" Earnings Report

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.

"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises – only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."

Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.

Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...

Hot Stocks

Stocks to Buy: This "Insider" Is Buying… and So Should You

There are many reasons for CEOs and other corporate insiders to sell their shares.

But there's really only one reason to buy: They see a chance to make money.

That's particularly true when you come across an insider who's buying shares in his or her own company at a time when the stock has been beaten down, or when their sector is out of favor.

And that's exactly what we have here...

Penny Stocks

Four of the Best Penny Stocks for 2014

Penny stock investing is so attractive to investors because these small-cap stocks have the potential to bring huge gains in a short period of time.

Whether these small cap companies are industry leaders in a burgeoning market, are primed for a takeover, or are developing new pharmaceutical patents, the best penny stocks of 2014 offer investors huge profit potential at affordable prices.

Take a look at the four best penny stocks with huge profit potential in 2014...

Top News

After Flat Year, Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) Stock Soars on Biomet Buyout

Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) announced today it will buy privately held Biomet Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at $13.35 billion. The deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2015 and joins two top providers of orthopedic, surgical, and dental products.

Investors applauded the deal and sent Zimmer shares soaring nearly 20% intraday to a 52-week high of $108.33.

Here's everything investors need to know about how the deal will affect ZMH stock...

Tech investing

Can Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Avoid the Microsoft Syndrome?

Although Apple Inc. stock is up about 8% on the strength of an earnings beat and several shareholder-friendly announcements, the real question is whether the tech giant can keep the stock moving higher.

But Apple today could easily turn into the next Microsoft Corp. in the last decade – a company making mountains of money with a stock that stayed flat.

These similarities between Apple now and Microsoft then should be keeping Apple CEO Tim Cook up at night...

Energy Investing

Two U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Companies You Can Bet Will Ride the Energy Boom

The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has led to a production renaissance for U.S. oil and natural gas companies.

By 2015, the U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer, according to the International Energy Agency. Just on Tuesday, a number of energy companies surpassed their 52-week share-price highs on the Standard & Poor's 500, including EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT), Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES), and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

And recently, Deutsche Bank placed "Buy" recommendations on several producers and master limited partnerships (MLPs), saying that the "fundamental outlook of U.S. gas demand is compelling."

Two stocks are poised to soar as the U.S. marches toward greater energy security and increased production of oil and natural gas...

List of Oil Stocks To Watch

It's time to compile a list of oil stocks to watch. One reason: Crude oil futures hit near a six-week high in mid-April. Moreover, U.S. crude oil production is booming, averaging around 3.22 million barrels at the end of 2013 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). When offshore production is added into the […]

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How To Invest In Gold Using Gold Mutual Funds

Before asking "how to invest in gold," one should ask "why invest in gold?"  Especially right now, when investing in gold is a better option than ever. Investing guru Warren Buffett helps to answer that question with his famous line, "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time […]

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These Three MLPs Are Among the Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Now

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are among the top energy stocks to invest in because they enjoy particular tax benefits that are not available to other corporations. MLPs are publicly traded on a securities exchange and, under federal law, can only be formed for certain businesses, mostly for those involved with natural resources. To qualify for […]

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