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Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain

When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.

For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.

And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…

Investing Tips

How to Profit from Market Volatility

During my 30 years as an investor, I've developed five tools that demonstrate how to profit from market volatility. And today I want to share them with you.

With the Nasdaq Composite Index – and tech stocks in general – going through a turbulent stretch of their own, these five rules will help keep you from making mistakes.

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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.

Wall Street

Why the Stock Market Is Closed on Good Friday

Wall Street is full of adages, superstitions, and myths – and that includes the explanation of why the stock market is closed on Good Friday.

Good Friday is the only non-federal holiday when the NYSE closes. Rumor has it that it's closed due to serious crashes that occurred in the years it did open that day.

But that's not the real story...

Hot Stocks

Is The Market Sell-Off Over?

The market sell-off that started 2014 has turned around this week with the S&P 500 up 2.1% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.7%.

That has investors wondering if the market sell-off is over.

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Stock Market Today

Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Feb. 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 192 points on Tuesday after new Fed chair Janet Yellen stressed that monetary policy is unlikely to change under her leadership. The Dow ticked above 16,000 for the first time since Jan. 24. The S&P rose 1.1% to close at 1,819.75 and the Nasdaq increased 1% to 4,191.04.

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Stock Market Today

Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Feb. 11, 2014:

U.S. stocks were flat on Monday, as investors anxiously await today's testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. A copy of Yellen's prepared testimony before the House of Representatives was released at 8:30 a.m.

Yellen will testify before U.S. lawmakers at 10 a.m. The Fed Chair is neither expected to waver on her commitment to taper the central bank's Quantitative Easing program, nor make any off-the-cuff remarks that would signal near-term rate changes.

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Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Fluctuates Ahead of Yellen's Debut

Stock Market Today, Feb. 10: U.S. stocks were buoyant but fluctuating today, with both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 closing in green territory, although the Dow slipped.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.1%, or 7.71 points, at 15,801.79 points; The S&P 500 closed up 0.2%, or 2.82 points at 1,799.84; and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 0.5%, or 22.3 points at 4,148.17 points.

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Stock Market Today

Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Feb. 10, 2014: The markets recovered last week after a choppy start to February trading. On Thursday and Friday, the markets dismissed disappointing unemployment numbers and tepid economic data. The S&P 500 increased 2.6% over the two days.

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Stock Market Today

Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, February 6, 2014: U.S. stocks rebounded from intraday lows on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average remained steady, finishing at 15,440, while the Nasdaq fell 0.5% to 4,011. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% to 1,751.

U.S. stock futures were up Thursday prior to jobless claims data. According to the Challenger Job-Cut Report, the U.S. economy had 45,107 planned full-time job cuts in January, up 12% year-over-year. The heaviest cuts occurred in the retail sector, as consumers continue to shift toward online channels.

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