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IPOs

Eleven New IPOs This Week Led by Lending Club (NYSE: LC)

There are 11 new IPOs this week that are expected to raise a combined $2.7 billion.

This has been the biggest year for IPOs in the last decade. So far, initial public offerings in 2014 have raised a combined $82.1 billion. The next closest total over the last 10 years was the $54.9 billion raised in 2013. This year's total is already 50% higher than last year's, and we still have two-and-a-half weeks to go.

Here's a look at the biggest deals this week, and the best ways for investors to profit from 2014's massive IPO market...

Income Investing

Stocks That Pay Dividends on Pace to Break Payout Record Before 2015

Stocks that pay dividends continue to reward investors with new payout hikes and special dividends heading into 2014's final stretch. As a result, this year is on pace to be a record-breaking one for payouts.

Last week, 52 companies hiked payouts and eight announced special dividends.

Following are 24 notable dividend stocks that sweetened the deal for investors during the week ending Dec. 5, 2014.

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Down Today on New Oil Price

Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a 59-point decrease from Friday's close on concerns about growth in Japan and a lackluster oil price forecast.

What to watch today: Investors will keep an eye on oil prices after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through the year 2019. The investment bank predicted that the global energy markets would hit its oversupply peak in the second quarter of 2015, fueled by OPEC's decision not to reduce production.

Here's the other stock market news you need today – including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" – to make it a profitable Monday…

Here's the other stock market news you need today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Monday...

Apple

You'll Be the Winner of This Blue Chip Battle

Even in the fast-paced world of high tech, 10 weeks is a short amount of time. And yet, as recently as early September, many industry analysts were saying Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had lost its innovative edge in the global smartphone war. That's when the Silicon Valley legend launched the iPhone 6 with two larger […]

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Oil

Crude Oil Prices and the Coming Fall of OPEC

Every 10 or 20 years a series of watershed events come together that change the face of the international energy picture.

The Saudi-led war on crude oil prices is one of these pivotal situations.

And while others fret about what the OPEC production move means, I'm actually meeting with the guys who made the decision.

I can tell you that what's unfolding here in the desert will have a decisive impact on producers, end users, and government/corporate policymakers worldwide.

Of course, I've been involved in a fair share of all of this for over 40 years, from both the public and private sector side.

Much of that is coming together in my current slate of meetings with some of the most powerful people in the energy world.

What I learn in these gatherings will allow everyday investors to make some heavy money as these pivotal changes kick in...

Penny Stocks

Penny Stock News: Why This Stock’s 28% Run Will Continue

Shares of drug companies developing Ebola treatments have at turns soared and tanked over the past couple months amid speculation and hype.

But other companies not chasing after a treatment for the disease have also attracted interest amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history. One such company is Alpha Pro Tech (NYSEMKT: APT), which made penny stock news in October when shares soared to an all-time high of $10.73.

Here's a look at why APT is more than just an Ebola stock…

Here's a look at why APT is more than just an Ebola stock...

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