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Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal

Google stock is one of our favorite tech plays. It got even better with the Feb. 23 announcement that Google will purchase the mobile payment company Softcard (formerly known as Isis).

Essentially, the search engine company is buying Softcard's technology to use as Google Wallet.

The purchase also guarantees pre-installment of Google Wallet on all Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Android phones in the United States starting later this year.

Stocks to Buy

Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX) Stock Is Our Oversold Pick of the Week

Money Morning's oversold stock pick of the week is careers website provider Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX).

Sometimes stocks get beaten down unfairly – but they're actually a great value. Dice stock got slammed with several issues at once. The biggest was disappointing earnings guidance last month. But its energy-oriented jobs websites also came under scrutiny as oil prices plunged.

But investors have misread these problems...

IPOs

5 Upcoming IPOs This Week Led by China's Wowo (Nasdaq: WOWO)

There are only five upcoming IPOs on this week's IPO calendar, expected to raise a combined $239 million. Four of the five are delays from previous weeks.

The biggest name this week is Chinese e-commerce giant Wowo Ltd. (Nasdaq: WOWO). The company follows in the tremendous footsteps of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), another Chinese e-commerce company that had the largest U.S. IPO of all time in September.

Here's a look at the rest of the upcoming IPOs this week...

Stocks to Watch

Which Player to Back in the Fast Food Wars

Investors fought over the IPO shares of Shake Shack like kids fighting over a McDonald's Happy Meal.

Initially priced at $21.00 per share, Shake Shack stock ended its first day of trading up over 100% at $45.90, moved to just north of $52 per share, and even after an inevitable pull back is still ahead nearly 95%.

The very trends that are pumping up Shake Shack's shares have left those of McDonald's, the most iconic name in hamburgers and perhaps in the entire global restaurant business, becalmed.

But a third player might be the best bet of them all...

Tech Investing

Cybersecurity Stocks a Top Pick for 2015 – Here's Where to Start

Cybersecurity stocks just got a huge "buy" sign this week from Washington…

When U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his budget proposal Monday, he called for a $14 billion to boost cybersecurity efforts. The Pentagon alone has requested $5.5 billion in funding for cyber defense.

While the budget will be picked apart by republicans, cybersecurity spending is one area that will remain a priority for both parties.

Here's the major profit opportunity cybersecurity stocks are seeing in 2015...

Stocks to Watch

Is MCD Stock a "Buy" with New CEO?

We kicked McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) stock off our "Buy" list about two months ago; then it fell another 7% after that. Now CEO Don Thompson is off the menu too and a new CEO comes on board March 1.

So what does this shift in management mean for Mickey D's share price? Is MCD a buy now?

Here's exactly what it would take to turn McDonald's around and make MCD stock a buy again...

Stock Market

These Stock Charts Prove Markets Are at a Tipping Point

These stock charts all show different market indexes. They all look the same. Don't they?

And they're not the only indexes that look this way – check out the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the PHLX Semiconductor Index as well.

Not only do they look the same, but they're all pointing to the same place – a danger zone.

This is visual proof that markets are at a tipping point...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Climbs 196 Points on Oil, Energy Sector Gains

The Dow Jones jumped 196 points Monday in a volatile session. Why the rise? Oil prices surged again after a massive strike at U.S. refineries created supply concerns.

The ISM manufacturing index hit 53.5 in January, well below expectations of 54.5. Meanwhile, consumer spending in December saw its largest decline since 2009 despite falling energy prices.

Here are the other top market stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

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