How to Buy Bitcoins – The Money Morning Guide

Now that Bitcoin has shown it can survive a variety of disasters – including an unsavory association with illegal drug buying and the bankruptcy of its biggest exchange – more investors are going to want to jump into the digital currency.

But that means figuring out how to buy bitcoins.

That landscape can be treacherous, so Money Morning has put together a handy guide on which options are best for investing in bitcoin.


China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

Last year China's private-sector demand for gold reached a record level of 1,132 tonnes, and according to the World Gold Council (WGC), the Asian nation could easily dominate the gold market once again, as they predict demand growing 20% by 2017.

This updated projection from the WGC confirms that China's love for the precious metal remains robust.

Here's what's driving China’s ever-growing hunger for gold...

Stock Market Today

Wall Street News: Taxpayers Take $11.2 Billion Hit, and Sprint’s Big Buy

Wall Street news today, May 1, 2014: The markets closed on Wednesday in the black after the Federal Reserve committed to cutting another $10 billion from its bond-purchasing program.

This morning, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak to kick off a heavy economic calendar.

Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable.

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The Only Two Social Media Stocks Worth Buying – and the Numbers That Prove It

When it comes to social media stocks to invest in, the temptation to net huge gains – like the 140% return Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has seen over the last nine months – is tempered by wariness over mass hype and the real risk of failure.

It’s a classic “reward versus risk” dilemma.

Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been watching tech sector transitions for decades.

He highlighted two social media stocks with proven track records that have massive upside potential – a way to “beat” the reward versus risk problem…

Tech investing

What the F8 Conference Means for Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

Announcements from the Facebook Inc. F8 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday will amplify the company’s recent focus on mobile – and in particular efforts to monetize mobile.

Such a strategy is just what investors want to see and will serve as a powerful catalyst for Facebook stock.

And front and center was a new service that has the potential to double Facebook’s revenue…

Top News

Corning (NYSE: GLW) Stock Up on Earnings Beat; Here's Where It's Headed Now

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) stock was up more than 4% Monday morning after the company reported core earnings of $0.31 per share on revenue of $2.4 billion in the first quarter. That beat consensus estimates of $0.30 per share on revenue of $2.3 billion.

The company has strong momentum heading into the rest of 2014, but some investors are worried about the company's partnership with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) ending.

Here's what investors need to know about Corning stock...

stock market today

Dow Jones Today: Markets Slammed on Amazon, Ford’s Friday Slump

Dow Jones Today: A sharp Friday selloff turned markets negative for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 139.87 points to finish the week at 16,361.78. The Nasdaq dropped 72.78 points to finish at 4,075.56 and the S&P 500 was down 15.20 points to close at 1,863.41.

Consumer discretionary stocks like Inc. and Ford Motor Co. were off big in afternoon trading. Ford announced quarterly profits fell by 39% due to an increased allocation of money to fix defects and currency devaluations in South America.

In addition, uncertainty over Russia’s decision on how to handle Ukraine is wearing on investors.

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

Tech investing

Future of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Hinges on the Cloud

In his first “report card” since taking the reins of Microsoft Corp. in February, CEO Satya Nadella showed why he was exactly the right choice to get MSFT stock moving again.

Microsoft beat expectations in when it reported earnings Thursday mostly on the strength of its cloud computing products – Nadella’s area of expertise, and the single most promising business segment for the Redmond-Wash.-based tech giant.

The small bump Microsoft stock enjoyed as a result is just the start, however. Here’s why MSFT could double from here.

List of Oil Stocks To Watch

It's time to compile a list of oil stocks to watch. One reason: Crude oil futures hit near a six-week high in mid-April. Moreover, U.S. crude oil production is booming, averaging around 3.22 million barrels at the end of 2013 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). When offshore production is added into the […]

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