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China

I Just Uncovered Some Shocking Numbers About China

There are few things more exciting in the investment business than finding a golden opportunity staring you in the face.

That's why I do a lot of research. Because I know that the more I dig, the greater the chance I will find something that others miss, that leads to big opportunity.

Just like when I revisited China's recent economic data, looking for something in there that indicates whether the country's economy is any closer to reviving its engine of growth.

And its stock market, too.

The Chinese stock market has fallen 40.9% since August 2009, leading Oppenheimer to refer to it as a "dead animal" and millions of investors to conclude it's a lost cause.

All the more reason to dig…

Hot Stocks

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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Big Data

Goodbye Privacy: Big Data Is Coming to Town

Just like the Christmas song, "He knows when you've been sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good…"

But nowadays it isn't Santa, it's Big Data. And it's becoming big business.

What can companies do with big data?

Get this:

China

Keith Fitz-Gerald Sheds Different Light on China’s Economic Growth Forecasts

We've heard reports of a slowdown in the Chinese juggernaut. Forecasts have shown that China's economy will grow by "only" 7.5% in the second quarter of 2013.

Europe is already in a recession, and America's own economic growth is wheezing along at less than 1% this quarter.

Is the media hype about China's economic growth slowdown overblown, or will it have real fallout for the United States and Europe?

Money MorningChief Investment Strategist Keith-Fitzgerald speaks with FOXBusiness' "Varney & Co."about what these figures really mean for the global economy. Watch the following video for the answer.

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Investing Tips

Are You Keeping Yourself From Getting Rich?

"Why is it that people seem to plan for everything except success?"

My colleague Bill Patalon who heads up Private Briefing made that comment to me recently during one of our after-hours chats. We've held them almost every day for the past 7 years since we started working together.

Long after the markets have closed and most of the team has gone home, "BP" and I talk about the events of the day by phone. No matter where I am in the world, I look forward to the 15 or so minutes we spend together.

Last Thursday, though, BP changed things up based on a series of notes he received from subscribers about a call I made.

Those who'd followed my advice had made out big while those who hadn't were grousing about it. Hence his question which, truth be told, was more of an exasperated statement: Is it possible to be a successful investor over the long term?

The way I see things, it's absolutely possible for individual investors to beat both the stock market and Wall Street.

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Top News

Apple Tax Strategy: Who's at Fault?

The Apple tax strategy is similar to many other major U.S. companies: shift billions of dollars to low-tax international jurisdictions to avoid paying taxes on that income.

But now Congress is accusing Apple of creating "a highly developed tax avoidance system" that cost the United States billions of dollars, economic growth and jobs. A Senate investigation found that Apple avoided paying taxes on $74 billion in overseas profits over four years.

Apple CEO Tim Cook will face Congress today to defend the Apple tax strategy, which Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, called "unpatriotic."

That's why Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Tuesday morning to talk about the Apple tax strategy.

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Top News

Is "Dow 16,000" a Reachable Target?

We all saw it.

Barron's April 20 cover showed a cartoon bull on a pogo stock, with the exclamation "Dow 16,000!"

So what's the investor takeaway – are we all in to 16,000, or is it a contrarian signal to watch out for a looming market pullback?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." program to answer that question.

Watch the following interview with Fitz-Gerald to find out.



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Top News

Keith Fitz-Gerald on Samsung, IBM and Why Businesses Won't Borrow

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX News' Neil Cavuto for a "Biz Blitz" segment April 26. On tap were these three hot issues of the moment:

  • Issue #1: Samsung profit is soaring, while tech king Apple is on the decline. Is this because of buzz Samsung is creating for its phones, or are we witnessing a major consumer shift for the hottest tech products? Does Samsung have a shot at winning over Apple lovers?
  • Issue #2: IBM CEO in an internal company video tells employees after a weak earnings report to get their act together – or get out. Is this too harsh, or a necessary tactic to turn the company around? Can it work?
  • Issue #3: Outstanding loans by the biggest banks to U.S. companies fell 9% in the first two weeks of April compared to the end of March. What's behind the decline – and what does it tell us about the U.S. economy in 2013?

To get the answers from Fitz-Gerald and fellow guest Dave Maney, watch the full interview below.



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Top News

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Cyprus is "The First of the Dominoes to Fall"

With guards outside Cyprus banks Friday and depositors reeling after suffering huge losses, the nation's central bank reassured residents they wouldn't face restrictions on using their debit and credit cards.

But according to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, the reverberations and possible implications of the Cyprus bailout extend well beyond the island nation.

Appearing on the FOX Business Network, Fitz-Gerald said Cyprus had "achieved every central banker's dream. They have privatized gains and socialized losses, and this is the first of the dominoes to fall."

He said "any nation in the world is subject to this now that politicians have figured out they've gotten away with it."

To see why it matters and what else Keith had to say, check out the video below.

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Global Economy

The Cyprus Bailout Sets a "Very, Very Dangerous Precedent"

The Cyprus Parliament appeared poised Tuesday to reject the $13 billion international bailout that would force bank depositors to pay a levy.

So what happens now?

Will Russia step up to offer money in exchange for oil and gas? Will China offer a similar deal to Cyprus?

Will those with money in Cyprus banks withdraw it and deposit it elsewhere, leading to a run on the banks?

Will investors flock to gold as a safe-haven investment?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared Tuesday on Fox Business to talk about the fast-developing story in Cyprus and the potential fallout in Europe and well beyond, including in the United States.

Fitz-Gerald said a vote in the Cyprus Parliament to reject the bailout "is a big deal because it sets the stage for a very, very dangerous precedent."

Check out this video to hear Fitz-Gerald's perspective on the Cyprus situation – and whether the U.S. government could come after your bank deposits.

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