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Hot Stocks to Watch Today: GMCR, MSFT, and 10 Other Movers

Today's list of hot stocks to watch includes a coffee pod company soaring 10%, a satellite TV provider and fast food titan both hitting 52-week highs, and several surging penny stocks.

Some are moving on M&A news or analyst upgrades, while others are buoyed by impressive Q1 2014 earnings.

Check out these 12 hot stocks to watch today, and find out why they’re on the move.

Stocks to Buy

Two Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from the $50 Billion Big Data Industry

Tech stocks to buy now: When it comes to innovative industries on the upswing, "Big Data" is one of the best choices right now, and the industry is full of stocks to buy.

Analysts note that 90% of the data we work with was created in just the last two years alone. Forecasts call for this sector to grow tenfold over a five-year period, growing to roughly $50 billion by 2016.

Here are two Big Data companies that are set to cash in on this industry’s unstoppable growth…

Tech Investing

This Is How Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Stock Could Turn Around

Following Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE: TWTR) ill-received earnings report two weeks ago, there's been a lot of hate for TWTR stock on Wall Street – and it's really not justified.

Investors viewed a slowdown in the growth of active users as a sign Twitter was struggling – and they bailed on the company, driving the price down to less than half of its all-time high. But despite all that, Twitter stock could actually have a bright future.

And the seeds of that future are in that very same earnings report that Wall Street hated so much…

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.

You literally can't afford not to read this...

Stocks to Buy

These 3 Stocks to Buy Now Will Surge on Solar Power's Arrival

The price of solar power has long kept solar companies off of investors' "stocks to buy" lists. But thanks to advances in the industry, costs are becoming much more affordable.

These developments with solar power mean one thing for investors: There are solar power stocks to buy that will take off as the industry grows.

Here’s a look at three that could be the hottest long-term winners…

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits New Intraday Highs; Here Are the Top Stories

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to a new intraday record Monday as shares small-cap and technology stocks rebounded from their recent losses. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) continues to drive the exchange higher, as it is the only stock on the Dow that is up double-digits this year.

Here are the top stories you can’t miss.

Bitcoin

Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF to List on Nasdaq, Gets Closer to Reality

The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF is still awaiting regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission, but now we know that when the time comes it will debut on the Nasdaq exchange.

Most observers expect to the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust – the fund's official name – to be approved by the end of the year. It's just one sign of growing Wall Street interest in investing in Bitcoin and Bitcoin funds.

And as Wall Street gets more involved in the digital currency, things will start to change rapidly…

Stocks

Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Hot Biopharma, an Energy Sector Worth $2 Trillion, and More

Our roundup of the best stocks to buy last week gave Money Morning Members more than a dozen plays in 2014's most profitable sectors.

One pick involves a possible healthcare merger that would combine two industry titans. The duo would create an industry powerhouse with a market cap near $300 billion. Another play revolves around one of the most highly anticipated, and possibly biggest, initial public offerings ever. And a special report from our small-cap trading specialist showed readers a technique for uncovering investment winners today.

Here they are – with more opportunities – in our latest Money Morning best stocks to buy list:

Gold

Not All Gold Is Created Equal: What to Know Before You Buy

If you own gold, or are thinking of buying some, here's something you need to consider…

It's not all the same.

Some, like fake gold-painted lead ingots, has no value whatsoever.

Some gold said to be in storage or in the ground may not even be there at all.

There are a number of aspects of gold's quality, whether it's real or even exists, that every investor needs to know…

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Penny Stocks

Hot Penny Stocks: This Week’s Biggest Winner Gained More Than 1,600%

This week's hot penny stocks brought investors gains as high as 1,660% and 1,557% in just a matter of days.

That's what makes penny stock investing so alluring to so many investors. By picking the right under-the-radar stock at exactly the right time, they can bring home extraordinary gains in just a day or two.

While penny stock investing has its risks, it also has wild price gains. And for investors who purchased these five stocks this week, the risks were worth the reward…

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