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Three Reasons Pinterest Is the Real Social Media Winner

While many analysts debate over Twitter or Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) being the best social media company, they're missing the true winner…

Founded in March 2010 and launched initially as an invitation only website, Pinterest is like an online journal of sorts where you can electronically "pin" different pictures to different "boards" representing interests, hobbies, or something as esoteric as how to turn old shoes into really cool flower pots.

Here’s why it stands out from the rest…

Alibaba

Alibaba IPO Makes Founder Jack Ma China’s Richest Man – by a Wide Margin

The Alibaba IPO date is still at least two weeks away, but Alibaba's Chairman and co-founder Jack Ma is already feeling the impact of the massive IPO.

According to the Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, Ma's net worth has been calculated at $21.9 billion, making him China's wealthiest citizen – by a wide margin.

Here’s how Ma’s wealth stacks up against other Chinese billionaires, and how the Alibaba IPO will pad his lead…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Closes Down Today as AAPL Continues Slide, Energy Sector Hit by BP Ruling

U.S. stock markets slipped this afternoon, erasing this morning's gains after new concerns about the U.S. labor force emerged just two days before the release of the August unemployment level. In addition, a major court ruling hammered the U.S. energy sector.

Here's the scorecard from today's stock market close, and here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Top News

Why the Apple Stock Price Will Go Higher Despite the Noise (AAPL)

A crazy week for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) ahead of its much-anticipated iPhone 6 announcement next Tuesday took a 4.22% bite out of the Apple stock price yesterday (Wednesday).

But long-term AAPL investors need not worry.

For all the commotion this week about hacked iCloud accounts, new products from rival Samsung, and negative comments from several Wall Street analysts, the fundamental reasons that the Apple stock price will continue to rise have not changed.

Here’s why these events are not the big deal the media has made them out to be…

Commodities

Natural Gas Prices Will Head Higher on These Critical Factors

Natural gas prices, like any commodity, are affected by supply and demand – but weather plays a main role in this energy's cost.

In order to forecast where natural gas prices will be trading in coming months, it's important to look at what's expected for this winter and how much temperatures will differ from region to region.

Here's what we know about how weather will move natural gas prices into 2015...

Eurozone

The Biggest Takeaway from the European Central Bank Rate Cut? Short the Euro

The news of rate cuts from the European Central Bank (ECB) is giving traders more reason to short the euro.

This looks like a further step toward large-scale quantitative easing in the Eurozone, and the euro is likely to see devaluation at the hands of inflationary cues from the ECB.

Here’s how you should play this currency…

Hot Stocks

New Pot Stocks to Watch as Canada’s Best Hit the Market

Four new pot stocks to watch have just starting trading, all hailing from our neighbor to the North.

That's because a recent policy change in Canada has legitimized the cannabis business – a market that's expected to generate $3.4 billion a year in taxable sales over the next decade, according to government estimates.

Here’s the story behind this northern cannabis boom – and the highlights of each of these new pot stock offerings…

Top News

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Gigafactory Will Help Drive the Stock in 2015

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) has reportedly chosen a site in Nevada for the future home of the Tesla Gigafactory, a $5 billion project that is expected to revolutionize lithium-ion battery production.

But that's not only good news for the state of Nevada, it's also great news for investors. Because the TSLA Gigafactory is one catalyst that will be sending TSLA shares soaring the next year.

In fact, TSLA’s 2013 gain will look like a speed bump in comparison…

Stock Market Today

DJIA Today Adds 10 Points, but AAPL’s 4% Tumble Weighs on Nasdaq

DJIA Today, Sept. 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to eke out a 10-point gain Wednesday, but overall U.S. markets were mixed as global tensions and strong auto sales offset one another. The Nasdaq was weighed down heavily by the tech sector this afternoon, as shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) slumped more than 4%.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

bitcoin

Why the Bitcoin Price Is Stuck in a Rut for Now

There's no sugarcoating it: The Bitcoin price has plunged nearly 29% over the past two months.

While few in the Bitcoin community are panicking over this decline, many are puzzled. Despite the lack of any unusually bad news, the price keeps trending down.

It's actually not as perplexing as it appears. At this point in Bitcoin's evolution, the market forces pulling the Bitcoin price down are stronger than those pushing it up.

Here’s what’s been going on – and why it won’t last forever…