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These Three MLPs Are Among the Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Now

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are among the top energy stocks to invest in because they enjoy particular tax benefits that are not available to other corporations. MLPs are publicly traded on a securities exchange and, under federal law, can only be formed for certain businesses, mostly for those involved with natural resources. To qualify for […]

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Two of the Top Gold Stocks Today

Gold prices touched the $2,000 mark in the year 2011. However, since then, there has been a drastic consolidation of the yellow metal. In 2013, gold bugs saw the gold price dropping 24% against the U.S. dollar. Even the top gold stocks suffered last year, and it marked the third-worst decline in the history of […]

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Two Highly-Anticipated Future Social Media IPOs That Could Happen This Year

Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) initial public offering (IPO) failed to garner any real momentum for the first several months, and even dipped below $20 per share in late 2012. At that time, many market watchers declared the social media bubble had burst, and investors of future social media IPOs were doomed to go bust. However, FB […]

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Why MLPs Are One of the Most Profitable Energy Investing Tools

When it comes to energy investing, it's tough to beat the returns of a Master Limited Partnership (MLP). MLPs are publicly traded on a securities exchange and, under federal law, can only be formed for certain businesses, mostly for those involved with natural resources. To qualify for MLP status, a partnership has to generate at […]

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Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps Today with These Stocks in Focus

U.S. stocks jumped Tuesday as traders celebrated big news and deals across the pharmaceutical sector and better than expected economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended today up 0.4% to 1,879.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained for a sixth straight session – its longest streak since September – rising 0.41% to 1,871.89. And the Nasdaq Composite gained 1% to 4,161.56.

Here's your recap of today's major market events.

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As Soda Sales Slide, Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) Strategy Baffles Investors

Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has watched sales of its signature beverage slip for a decade and now sales of Diet Coke were down 6.8% in 2013.

Instead of focusing on other brands or expanding its product portfolio, Coke plans to throw billions of dollars behind these slipping beverages. Investors have to be worried by this approach as Coke throws money at a decade-long trend.

As soda sales slip, this company that's already partnered with Coke might help KO stock regain momentum, if KO wants the help...

Alibaba

As Alibaba IPO Date Approaches, These Stocks Are Getting a Boost

According to a Reuters report this week, Alibaba could file for an initial public offering as soon as Monday, April 21, meaning an IPO date for the Chinese e-commerce company is just months away.

Analysts estimate that the IPO could raise $15 billion and possibly as much as $16 billion for Alibaba. That would be the biggest U.S. IPO since Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) highly publicized 2012 debut. Facebook's public offering raised $16 billion and was the largest tech IPO in U.S. history.

Here are three stocks that will keep basking in that glow right up until the Alibaba IPO...

Top Performing Social Media IPOs

The top performing social media IPOs have been volatile but sometimes very rewarding for investors over last few years. The following is a roundup of some of the top performing social media IPOs of all time. Check out how well the early investors in these IPOs fared… Top Performing Social Media IPOs: Twitter Inc. (NYSE: […]

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