Q3 INTC Earnings: Watch for Progress in These Key Areas

When Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) reports its third-quarter earnings after the market close today (Tuesday), the world's largest chipmaker should get a boost from the improving PC market.

The Q3 INTC earnings will also tell investors whether Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel has been able to make any headway in its lagging mobile business. In addition, we'll learn whether its one-year-old Internet of Things initiative is still on track.

Here’s what investors need to know about the Q3 Intel earnings.

U.S. Economy

Big Profits in the Big Difference Between a Correction and a Bear Market

The current downdraft in stock prices has understandably set the happy faces on CNBC running for cover as they try to figure out what went wrong.

After all, the U.S. economy is growing and the Federal Reserve has made it clear that interest rates won't be raised until the middle of next year. How could stocks have the temerity to sell off?

We need to think through whether or not this market slump is simply a correction, or a harbinger of the kind of sell-off that puts our hard-won gains at risk...

Stock markets

If This Is a Stock Market Correction, "Bring It On"

After last week's gyrations, the Standard and Poor's 500 Index is down 5.5% from its September highs – more than halfway to a stock market correction of about 10%.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald — a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience – refuses to go along with the gloom-and-doom crowd that's now predicting a stock market crash of 20% to 30%.

In fact, not even a 10% stock market correction bothers him.

To find out why Fitz-Gerald would relish a stock market correction, watch this video.

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Investing Tips

No, This Is Not a Tech Bubble – And You Can Still Profit

The bears are out in full force trumpeting the news that there's a tech bubble, and the steep decline has started.

As of today's opening, the Nasdaq Composite has dropped 7.3% in just over three weeks. That drop followed an incredible run where the index climbed 28% from September 2013 through September 2014.

But according to Money Morning experts, this is unequivocally not a tech bubble.

In fact, bailing out now is one of the worst moves an investor could make…

Biotech Investing

The Best Biotech ETF to Buy Now

There are more than 1,000 biotech companies in North America alone. They cover a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, biologics, generics, and medical devices.

But finding the right stocks in such a broad industry is no easy task.

That's why we've targeted the best biotech ETF to buy now. It offers investors an excellent way to play the entire industry, without having to pick a specific sector.

Here’s the pick…

U.S. Dollar

The Rising U.S. Dollar Index Will Nail Multinationals – So Do This Now

Multinational stocks have started to feel some negative ripple effects of the rising U.S. dollar index.

While a rising U.S. dollar index can have benefits, companies with a lot of global business face reduced sales and profits as their goods grow more expensive. For U.S. companies with substantial overseas sales, this means an extended period of pain.

Here are the companies investors need to watch, and the best strategy for dealing with this situation…

Income Investing

These 20 Dividend-Paying Stocks Just Raised Their Payouts

Last week's Dow Jones Industrial Average performance is yet another reason to buy dividend-paying stocks. Market volatility moved the index nearly 1,000 points.

Ned Davis Research shows that stocks that pay dividends tend to fall less than broader markets during corrections.

Last week 18 dividend stocks raised payouts, and two companies announced special dividends. Here are all 20 dividend enrichments for the week ending Oct. 10, 2014…

Tech Investing

How to Profit from the Biggest IPO Ever

If you couldn't get a piece of the largest IPO in history a couple of weeks ago, you weren't alone.

The Alibaba IPO will go down as the greatest wealth opportunity of a generation – but only about 4% of the $25 billion worth of stock went to individual investors.

Here's how to profit from Alibaba's huge profit stream at a nearly 50% discount from the stock's current price - and at a much lower level of risk...