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While Washington Stews, You Can Cash In on the Biggest "Tax-Inversion" Deal in History

Back in June 2012, we recommended that you pick up shares of Big Pharma player Abbott Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: ABT). The reason: Abbott was planning to split in two at the end of the year, meaning folks who took our advice would end up with stakes in two companies for the price of one.

There was more than bargain-basement thinking at work here.

You see, these corporate breakups – known as spin-offs – have a habit of turning into market-beating profit plays. And the newly minted spin-off firms often end up as takeover fodder – also at big profits.

Abbott followed part of that blueprint.


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  • Stock Market Today in the Red Ahead of FOMC

    The stock market today is off to a sluggish start as investors brace for a week of important economic indicators.

    Pending homes sales kicked off a week of tell-tale economic data this morning, while earnings season continues with Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Nasdaq: WYNN) reporting disappointing Q2 results.

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  • Don't Be Fooled by the Media, Boeing is a Buy

    I was at work here at the office last Monday night when I heard about the Boeing 737 crash at New York's LaGuardia Airport. A nose wheel on the jetliner had apparently given way after a hard touch-down just after 5:30 p.m. (EDT), leading to a crash that injured about eight of the 150 folks on board

    "Uh-oh," I thought to myself. "Here's comes another feeding frenzy."
    The media has had feeding frenzy at Boeing's expense ever since the tragedy in San Francisco, then the Dreamliner fire and the 737 crash. All it can talk about is the "continuing woes at Boeing." But don't be fooled, appearances can be deceiving.

    I've been bullish on this aerospace giant for a while and even when in difficult times, I doubled down. Its recent troubles are a thin veil over some great long-term fundamentals.

    And it's shares are set to soar…

  • It's Time to Climb Aboard the Oil-by-Rail Boom

    Rail transit is about to make you some big money…in oil.

    That's why I'll be headed to Dallas in late August and Calgary mid-September for extensive meetings with all of the key players.

    I can promise you, that in a hurry this is going to get a lot bigger.

    As it happens, I'll be providing all of the details for average investors to profit from this monumental change.

    Let me explain to you how all of this has suddenly come about…

  • The Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Weekly Roundup

    Here's what we learned in the past week on our regular hunt for the best stocks to buy now: investors have more access to biotech's best investments, earnings reports are clearly separating winners from losers, and cybersecurity is looking even more profitable than before.

    First, let's start with earnings…

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  • How to Find the Best Stocks to Buy in a Stock Market Sell-Off

    A stock market sell off can be the best time to hunt for stocks to buy. Stocks can slide 10% to 20% before it's all said and done.

    But the markets' upward bias means money is always going to look for a place to go. When others are panicking, savvy investors keep their cool and swoop in to have their fill.

    The question is, which stocks should you buy in these sell offs?

    Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sorts the good from the bad from the ugly, and tells us where to be when the money comes back home.

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  • Four Companies That'd Benefit From Corporate Breakups – the Last One May Surprise You!

    June 28 saw the corporate breakup of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), the world's 2nd largest media-entertainment conglomerate with some $34 billion in revenues worldwide.

    The split took over the headlines and had investors in a tizzy.

    When you own equity in a company that undergoes a corporate breakup, you may stand to earn major profits – if it's the right approach for that particular company to stimulate earnings and growth.

    Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald explains how corporate breakups can benefit – or sting – investors:

      "Many times there is a breakup premium attached to a stock when assets are worth more than the sum of their parts. The same is true of revenue streams that are suddenly freed of costs that belong to other divisions or products.

      "Conversely, if a breakup goes badly, that's usually because investors find problems that weren't apparent when the entity was held whole."

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  • Most Everything You've Heard about China's Currency is Dead Wrong (and that Means Money for Us)

    Nearly everything you've heard about China's currency, the yuan, is dead wrong. It's not undervalued and it's not undercutting the U.S. dollar as the financial press and politicians like to point out. I'll show you why.

    You likely heard that China recently reported it had grown just 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013, the lowest level in over three years.

    What you likely don't know is, more than half of that growth came from wasteful infrastructure and property investments, such as this:

    China uses government investments as the main channel to pump money into its economy. The resulting monetary growth makes the Fed's quantitative easing seem like child's play.

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  • Why Gold Mining Stocks are a Buy Now

    We were all shocked by the sudden, untimely death of James Gandolfini. Gandolfini was an immensely gifted actor who changed the face of television entertainment in the role of Anthony "Tony" Soprano, a deeply troubled gangster-in-therapy, who had to balance obligations to his family… and his Family.

    By all accounts, James Gandolfini was generous and kind to family and friends alike. It has been reported that he left a large legacy, in excess of $70 million, to be divided between them. His net worth is an estimate, and his asset inventory hasn't yet been disclosed, but he did alright for a middle class kid from North Jersey.

    Sadly, however, his nearest and dearest won't see anywhere near the full amount he left behind.

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  • Two Cheap Growth Stocks To Buy Now

    Many investors know how to take their first profitable step in the search for ideal stocks to buy: Look for extraordinary growth potential selling at a significantly low valuation.

    Even with markets up double-digits this year, there are still stocks to buy that are trading at a discount to what they're worth.

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  • Can Earnings Keep This Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) Stock Hot Streak Going?

    After soaring more than 180% this year, will Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock get a boost from today's earnings, or is this growth tear ending?

    We'll find out Monday after the close when the video-streaming giant posts second-quarter results.

    Upside numbers are expected from Netflix, which just made Emmy history with its blockbuster series "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development." Netflix garnered 14 nominations including Best Drama for Cards.

    Year-to-date, shares have nearly tripled, rallying more than 180%. That puts NFLX as the top performer in the S&P 500 Index.

    But as investors have experienced in the past, Netflix stock can reverse course in dramatic fashion…

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