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The Perianne Boring Interview III: Bitcoin's Hidden Washington Allies

In Parts I and II of the Money Morning exclusive interview with Chamber of Digital Commerce President Perianne Boring, she talked about how her work in Washington and the importance of having more women in Bitcoin.

At 27, Boring has become one of the pre-eminent voices in the world of Bitcoin.

In Part III of our interview, we discuss the many regulatory challenges Bitcoin faces - and the many hidden allies the digital currency has on Capitol Hill.

Stocks to Buy

Facebook Stock Price Today Has More than Doubled – With Room to Run

On Monday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) celebrated its three-year anniversary as a publicly traded company. A celebration was indeed in order.

The Facebook stock price today is trading around $80. That's a 110% climb from FB's $38 IPO price.

And just look at how much higher it has to go...

Stocks

One Investment Could Save Two Generations' Retirements

The goal of a comfortable retirement is getting more challenging by the day.

That's overwhelmingly thanks to the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP).

A recent poll reveals Generation Xers, the next wave of retirees to follow the Baby Boomers, expect to be a whole lot more self-sufficient.

With Social Security considered bankrupt by many accounts, it's little wonder.

That leaves investors increasingly reliant on themselves to build their own retirement nest eggs to generate income.

And this investment does the job - and more...

tech stocks

Cash In on Amazon Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock’s Amazing Cloud Success for 1/14 the Cost

AMZN stock has surged 71% since Jan. 2, 2015. And first-quarter sales were a whopping $1.56 billion.

We always recommend that you focus on growth, but in this case, we believe there is more stable way and affordable to play the cloud.

Here’s a way to cash in on AMZN at 1/14th the cost…

Solar Power Stocks

Is SolarCity (SCTY) Stock a Buy Now?

With many analysts bullish on SCTY stock right now, should investors buy it?

The short answer: Probably not. But you can't blame investors for being tempted by SolarCity Corp. (Nasdaq: SCTY) shares. Solar power is an industry growing at a very fast pace.

And while SolarCity is taking advantage of that growth, there's a darker side to this story.

Before you buy SCTY stock, you need to read this…

Trend Watch

[CHART] U.S. Corporations That Pay No Taxes

Every working American is required to pay income taxes, but American companies get away with paying zero

This year, the IRS collected roughly $1.4 trillion from U.S. taxpayers on April 15. Even individuals exempt from the federal income tax are subject to payroll taxes – and even the 14% exempt from both still must pay a sales tax.

But there are a record 54 U.S. corporations that pay no taxes or are at least partially exempt. That’s more than twice the amount five years ago. Most of them actually got tax refunds.

Let's take a look at exactly which companies wriggled their way out of paying income taxes in 2014...

Tech

What’s Next for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Stock After Solid Earnings?

It’s been a good year for Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) stock.

The cloud computing pioneer was already on a tear but really began to pick up steam in the last month on Wall Street’s sudden excitement over cloud.

Here's the story behind Salesforce.com and why as cloud computing matures, this is the company investors will look at as the first-mover...

Big Banks

How Much the Banks Were Fined This Week – BCS, C, JPM, RBS, UBS, BAC

On Wednesday, five of the world's biggest banks pled guilty to manipulating foreign currency rates for their own benefits. They will now pay a combined $5.6 billion in penalties.

With this week's settlements, big banks have now paid more than $60 billion in fines over the past two years.

This chart shows how much the banks were fined this week.

Silver

Why Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) Stock Is a Buy

Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) practically invented the streaming business model. Established in 2004 with a main focus on silver, Silver Wheaton is now the largest precious metals streaming company in the world.

SLW is a great way to play the precious metals space. It comes with less risk than investing in miners, while still offering much upside potential.

Here's a look at why now's a great time to add SLW stock to your portfolio...

Bitcoin

The Perianne Boring Interview II: Why Bitcoin Needs More Women

In Part I of the Money Morning exclusive interview with Chamber of Digital Commerce President Perianne Boring, she talked about how she got to Washington and the work of the CDC.

The 27-year-old has certainly made a name for herself in the world of Bitcoin.

She founded the CDC in July of last year. The trade association's purpose is to advocate for Bitcoin not just on Capitol Hill, but amongst the regulatory maze that is Washington.

In Part II of our interview, we discuss the role of women in Bitcoin...