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Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Stock Looks to Revive with Wearable Technology

When Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) misjudged the mobile wave of tablets and smartphones, it sentenced Intel stock to several years of stagnation.

But after Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas Monday evening, it's clear the world's largest semiconductor maker is determined not to repeat that mistake with wearable technology.

It's a smart strategy; wearable technology is one of the top growth areas of consumer tech. Research firm IHS says the wearable technology market will triple from $10 billion in 2013 to $30 billion in 2018.

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Investing Tips

Why It's Time to Buy Into the "Grand Canyon"

Calling what we're experiencing a bull market is like calling the Grand Canyon a ditch.

First of all, this rally – the one that sprung us from the depths of the Great Recession, and has pushed the S&P 500 170% above its 2009 low – has largely regained lost ground. This historic "rally" has taken the bellwether index just 265 points beyond its October 2007 peak.

In other words, 153 percentage points of the rally since 2009 were necessary just to get us back to 2007.

We're up only a modest 17% from the old highs.

I wouldn't call that overdone. I call that a leg to stand on. And it's just the first leg.

This, as you'll see, is a generational bull market…

This, as you'll see, is a generational bull market...

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Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Recap

Best stocks to buy for the week ending Jan. 3, 2014: After closing out 2013 with stellar gains and numerous records – 52 all-time highs for the Dow, 45 for the S&P 500 Index, and 66 for the Russell 2000 – investors ushered in 2014 with a muted welcome.

The Dow dropped 135 points, or 0.8%, last Thursday, marking the first time since 2008 the blue-chip benchmark finished in the red on the first trading of the year. For the week, the 30-stock average lost 0.05%. The S&P 500 ended the first week of 2014 lower by 0.54%, and the Nasdaq was off 0.27%.

Trading was light in the shortened week, with many investors and traders still on extended holiday. Money Morning, however, remained hard at work bringing readers the latest news, best investment ideas, and best stocks to buy now. Here's a recap:

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Dividend Stocks: Two Dozen Dividend Increases to Close Out 2013

Dividend stocks news: The U.S. stock market had its strongest performance last year since 1997, up just shy of 30% in 2013, as measured by the broad-based Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 26.5% and hitting 52 all-time highs, logged its best annual gain since 1995. And the Nasdaq soared some 38% and marked its best year since 2009.

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Stock Market Today

Stock Market News Today

Today (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss the top stock market news today.

The weather is today's biggest story, with a science fiction-like "polar vortex" sweeping across the country, engulfing an area stretching from the Deep South and East Coast to the Plains and Midwest in temperatures in the 20s and 30s below zero.

But can the weather have any effect on the stock market?

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Investing Tips

How to Find the Best Small-Cap "Sparks" (in 90 Seconds or Less)

Today I'm going to show you how to find the best-performing small-cap stocks of 2014.

Employing the approach in 2013 helped spot some huge winners…

Puma Biotechnology, for example, jumped 452.2% in 2013, on a series of positive results and news related to its various clinical trials programs – a classic disruptive technology.

Tesla Motors is another great example. The luxury electric automaker trounced earnings estimates way back in the first quarter of 2013, which led to analyst upgrades… and, of course, a 344.1% gain for shareholders.

And then there was Netflix, which gained 279.6% after the company crushed fourth-quarter 2012 earnings, proving the company had righted its ship.

All very different businesses and industries, but one thing in common: sparks. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing: make you a lot of money.  

This year's first batch of gains can come quickly, too. Plug Power (PLUG) generated a spark on Jan. 2, confirming it had met fourth-quarter 2012 order targets. Shares jumped 34% that following morning… and were up another 35% by the next afternoon.

And here's the thing: Sparks are easy to find, too. No need to study ambiguous chart patterns, watch 24 hours of business news channels, or pore over valuations.  

All it takes is five simple steps…

All it takes is five simple steps...

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The Single-Best Way to Invest in Graphene Today

Imagine an "alternate reality" where it is possible to balance a Mack Bulldog tractor trailer on the sharpened tip of your No. 2 yellow pencil.

And imagine, also, that the tip of that same pencil is worth a small fortune.

This "reality" that I'm sketching out for you isn't something that I grabbed from the plot of one of those cheesy Sci-Fi Channel late-night movies.

In fact, this reality actually isn't one that I'd refer to as "alternate."

It's a reality – a certainty, in fact – that I've been studying, talking, and writing about for a long time.

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Stock Market Today

Your 2014 Investment Watch List

It's been a great year for the U.S. stock market. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is up about 25%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 23%.

And Money Morning's gurus have done even better than that for their subscribers this year…

Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald decoded an 80% gain for readers of his Money Map Report with an insurance company that pays out a super dividend.

This is where serious investors will want to begin their year...

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The Most Interesting Companies of 2013

Today (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the most interesting companies of 2013 will make for next year's best investments.

The four "interesting" companies highlighted by host Stuart Varney: Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA).

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