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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...

Currencies

The Dollar's Move Is More Dangerous than You Think

With earnings season here, what's lost in the "oohing and aahing" over the incoming results is a reasoned look at what's influencing the dollar's move and, more importantly, the effect it will have on our wallets, if not today, certainly down the road.

Earnings and corporate reports are a long game, and that game is in the early innings. Investors need to understand the reasons behind the strength in the dollar, why it is likely to persist, and how we need to prepare...

Gold

Gold Mining Stocks Get a Boost from M&A Activity

Investors in gold mining stocks have a great catalyst for profits right now: increased deal-making among gold mining companies.

Low gold prices are likely the impetus for increased M&A activity. It's a trend that's likely to heat up in the short and medium term as pressure builds to minimize losses and squeeze out profits.

This all means profits ahead for certain gold mining stocks - here's where to look...

ipos

This Week's Upcoming IPO Calendar Led by Self-Storage REIT (NYSE: NSA)

There are three deals on the upcoming IPO calendar this week, expected to raise a combined $427 million.

The trio follows last week's strong performance, which included four billion-dollar IPOs.

Here's a look at all of the deals on this week's upcoming IPO calendar, including a self-storage REIT and an API company...