Whipsaw the Market Right Back with These Three Tech Investing Plays

While others get distracted by the noise on Wall Street, we're staying focused on our long-term objective of building wealth through tech investing.

No one else in the mainstream media is covering the fact that tech is still performing better than the overall market and will continue to outperform.

And these three tech stocks will lead the pack...

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U.S. Stock Market Closed on Labor Day

The U.S. stock market is closed on Labor Day and has been for 121 years.

It’s one of nine holidays each year in which the U.S. market closes or alters its schedule.

Take a look...


An Infrastructure Play for the Ages

To try and offer some perspective between the demand for public works projects in ancient times and for infrastructure projects of today, I set out to see if there was any way of creating a cost comparison.

It's not a simple exercise. But it is kind of a fun one.

Let me demonstrate...


How to Cash In on a Strong Dollar and Weak Stocks

Investors looking for a V-shaped, "buy-the-dip" market recovery were sorely disappointed last week as the major indices took another tumble.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost another 541 points or 3.2% to close at 16,102.38 while the S&P 500 dropped 68 points or 3.4% to 1921.22. The Dow is now solidly in 10% correction territory from its 18,351.40 closing high earlier this year and down 9.7% year-to-date.

The S&P 500 is down 9.8% from its 2,134.72 closing high in May and down 6.7% year-to-date.

The Nasdaq Composite Index also fell 3%, or 144 points...


Should I Buy Planet Fitness Stock After Q2 Earnings? (NYSE: PLNT)

Yesterday, Planet Fitness Inc. (NYSE: PLNT) released its first earnings report since Planet Fitness stock hit the market last month.

The gym chain had a great second quarter, surpassing projected top- and bottom-line estimates.

But does that mean you should buy Planet Fitness stock?

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Our Secret to the Biggest Gains During Market Corrections

When it comes to stock market corrections, the urge to sell and run for cover is completely understandable – but it's the wrong move.

Instead, when the going gets tough, the tough… go shopping.

And today, our strategists will share some of their own market correction shopping lists, and even how to lay "profit traps" to pick them up at the price you want.


Apple Stock: Why It Pays to Buy AAPL Before an iPhone Launch

Apple stock doesn't do well in the periods directly before the launch of a new model of iPhone – a period we're in right now – but usually rises in the days and months afterward.

If the pattern holds again this year, now is when you want to buy AAPL stock.

Here's what Apple stock has done over the past five years whenever a new iPhone is launched...

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Fed Opacity is Suffocating the Markets

Market observers continue to give short shrift to the fact that the Federal Reserve is the perpetrator of the "Red Wedding" in the markets. The Federal Reserve doesn't trust the markets. It thinks it knows better than the markets how to set the price of capital and create the conditions for economic growth.

Every once in a while, we get an errant number like the revised second quarter GDP number of +3.7% to tease us into thinking that they know what they are doing. But once we look below the headline number, we find the same weakness that has plagued the economy since the financial crisis. Years of ZIRP and QE have suffocated the economy in too much debt that will continue to smother growth for years to come.

The Fed continues to speak out of both sides of its mouth, when its best course of action would be to say nothing. On Wednesday, New York Fed President Bill Dudley sought to calm markets by saying that the case for a September rate increase was "less compelling." On Friday, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said that a September hike was still a possibility.

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Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock: What's the Difference?

Preferred stock and common stock are the two main types of stock that companies issue to investors.

But we frequently hear the same question from our readers: What's the difference between preferred stock vs. common stock?

Here's a breakdown of the two types of securities...

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5 Reasons Why the Shake Shack Stock Price Is Overvalued Now (NYSE: SHAK)

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) has become the most successful IPO of 2015.

The Shake Shack stock price skyrocketed 119% in its first day of trading and is up 53.9% since then.

But there are five reasons why shares of the burger chain are extremely overvalued...

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