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Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up on Strong Q1 Earnings

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported blockbuster Q1 2014 numbers Wednesday after the close.

FB stock is up 3% in afterhours trading as earnings were stellar from Q1 2014.

Here are all the details you need to know.

Wall Street

How America's Big Banks Are Begging for the Next Financial Crisis

The Volcker Rule is supposed to ban banks from making hazardous and speculative trades.

But the big banks are begging for the chance to make the same kind of moves that got us into the 2008 global credit crisis, one of the worst in the modern world.

It's like they never learned their lesson…

It's like they never learned their lesson...

Investing Tips

How to Get in the Game and Profit

A few weeks ago, I told you a story about a woman who took my advice and used it to overcome her fear of investing.

As it turns out, it was an incredibly popular column.

Reader Robert from Vancouver wrote:

Thanks Shah for trying to provide some financial education.

There is a real and urgent need to teach people at least the basics of investing, the economy, and business.

I wholeheartedly agree.

That's why I wanted to come back and build on the advice I originally gave you.

You see, once you make a decision to start investing, the next step is to make a commitment to become successful.

And today I'm going to show you how to make that next step…

Stock Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is a Big Lie

Tag page copy: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most inaccurate and distorted of all stock indices – and yet it remains the most followed stock market index.

Many of the Dow's flaws are well-known, but that hasn't stopped people who should know better from following its every move.

There are plenty of reasons why the retail investor needs to take the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a grain of salt - and at least one of them will surprise you.

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps Today with These Stocks in Focus

U.S. stocks jumped Tuesday as traders celebrated big news and deals across the pharmaceutical sector and better than expected economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended today up 0.4% to 1,879.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained for a sixth straight session – its longest streak since September – rising 0.41% to 1,871.89. And the Nasdaq Composite gained 1% to 4,161.56.

Here's your recap of today's major market events.

Top News

What to Watch For in U.S.-Japan Trade Discussions

President Obama kicked off his weeklong tour of Asia this week when he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. At the heart of the visit: U.S. Japan trade discussions.

Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined CCTV America on Tuesday and discussed why the discussions are important right now.

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Top News

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Has a Huge Future in China

In a public event today (Tuesday), Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk hand-delivered China's first Model S sedans to customers in Beijing.

Selling vehicles in China marks a major milestone for the company as it continues to raise its global sales goals. As the world's largest auto market, the potential in China is huge for Tesla.

Now that Model S sedans have hit the road in China, here's what the company must do for TSLA stock to surge past its all-time highs...

Wall Street

How High-Frequency Traders Use Dark Pools to Cheat Investors

High-frequency trading (HFT) has an evil cousin: dark pools.

While dark pools are not inherently bad, the abuse of dark pools by the high-frequency traders has created a whole series of problems that can harm both large and small investors.

You're either the predator or the prey...

Precious Metals

Key Differences Between Investing in Gold Mutual Funds and Gold ETFs

An excellent way to achieve portfolio diversification and stability is to invest in gold. That's because gold has long been the safe haven investment from the travails of the dollar.

But there are several ways to invest in the yellow metal, including via gold mutual funds and gold ETFs.

Both offer distinct advantages and disadvantages over each other in terms of helping gold bugs achieve their investment goals...

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As Soda Sales Slide, Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) Strategy Baffles Investors

Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has watched sales of its signature beverage slip for a decade and now sales of Diet Coke were down 6.8% in 2013.

Instead of focusing on other brands or expanding its product portfolio, Coke plans to throw billions of dollars behind these slipping beverages. Investors have to be worried by this approach as Coke throws money at a decade-long trend.

As soda sales slip, this company that's already partnered with Coke might help KO stock regain momentum, if KO wants the help...