Energy Investing

This Great Energy Opportunity Won't Stay Overlooked for Long

The U.S.-Chinese accord on climate control may have grabbed headlines last week, but the trade pact signed between China and Australia is likely to have a much bigger impact.

In the shadows of the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Canberra inked a free trade agreement with Beijing that will see tariffs on all resources and energy products removed within two years.

By agreeing to the deal, Australia will now reap the benefits of zero tariffs on major exports like iron ore, gold, crude oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

But that's not the only upside "Down Under."

This landmark agreement could also have a big impact on a tiny Australian oil stock...


What You Need to Know Before Taking Double-Digit Gains on Alibaba (BABA) Stock

It's 13F season, when the world's largest hedge funds disclose their biggest holdings.

And this year, some of the world's best fund managers – George Soros, Dan Loeb, John Paulson, David Tepper, Louis Bacon Moore, Leon Cooperman – all have significant stakes in Alibaba.

If it wasn't clear before, this makes it official that Alibaba has taken the investment world by storm. 

Even more significant is the fact that, in quite a few cases, Alibaba has been the real bright spot in an otherwise tough year for most of these funds.

Indeed, since coming public at $68 per share on September 18, the stock has rocketed straight up to $111.24 per share, making it the sixth-largest U.S. company by market capitalization – only Apple, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Johnson & Johnson are more highly valued by investors. 

By any measure, this is a remarkable run for a company that went public barely two months ago…

But, like the "candle that burns twice as bright," the question is whether Alibaba has come too far, too fast.

The answer is complicated, but our next move is simple...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Today Hits New Record as Healthcare Stocks Surge

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit new records Tuesday, boosted by healthcare stocks. The Dow added 40 points after a fresh round of mergers and acquisitions fueled domestic optimism. Investors also grow more hopeful Japan's stimulus efforts will drive the world's third-largest economy out of recession.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the day's top stories.


BABA Stock: Why Hedge Funds Are Rushing Into Alibaba

Retail investors aren't the only ones snatching up shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock.

In Q3, Alibaba was the most purchased new stock among hedge funds. Now, institutional investors hold more than 227 million BABA shares.

Money Morning has been bullish on BABA stock for months, and now Wall Street is catching on. Here's how huge the profit potential is for Alibaba stock...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Reacting to Japan Recession News

Good morning! Futures forecast a slight decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close despite positive momentum for European and Japanese stocks.

What to watch today: expect the markets to react to an important set of earnings reports and increased focus on the Japanese economy. After Japan reported it has entered a recession, its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nation will delay a national sales tax increase from 2015 to 2017.

Here's the other stock market news to watch - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday: