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Twitter Stock Price Won't Be Helped by New NFL Partnership

The Twitter stock price has climbed since the company streamed its first Thursday Night Football game.

That's good news, considering the stock is down 30% in the last 12 months.

But even though more than 2 million people watched this game on Twitter, there's a major flaw with this partnership that shareholders need to know...

Stocks

A Double-Digit Profit Play for the Upcoming Defense "Supercycle"

A rogue nation and its cartoonish, unpredictable leader fire two ballistic missiles towards its rival neighbor, a vital American ally. Then the nation claims to have detonated its most powerful atomic bomb ever, which it says will fit nicely on a warhead fitted to those ballistic missiles.

A strongman in charge of a world power decides to invade a sovereign country to "reunite" half its territory with the mother country – twice, and both times during the Olympic Games.

Unfortunately, as we all know, these events weren't lifted from the plot of a spy novel.

They're actually happening in the world today. Border wars, frozen conflicts, and saber rattling in the South China Sea, Ukraine, the Russian Caucasus, the Korean peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia don't show any signs of letting up.

A global economy lurching toward recession, bad planning, and poor leadership across the globe don't help international tensions, either. 

But this is precisely the kind of environment lucrative defense stocks thrive in.

In fact, nervous nations with deep pockets are propelling the entire defense sector into a "supercycle" that could be good for steady gains for the next 20 years.

And it doesn't matter who wins in November, either...

Stocks

Why the Microsoft Dividend Is the Real Reason to Buy the Stock

Wall Street smiled at a beefed up Microsoft dividend yesterday, but cheered at a $40 billion stock buyback program.

Of course, they got it exactly backwards.

In the long run, the MSFT dividend will have a much greater impact on Microsoft stock than the buyback program. Part of that is because of the better than average yield.

Technology

The Only Tech Investing Indicators That Matter Today

Volatility has returned to the broader markets, but these three tech investing indicators cut through the flood to deliver real news.

And right now, they're all moving in positive directions. Take a look...

Technology

Market Volatility Could Roar Back This Month

This August of 2016 was one of the most placid in market memory, a stark contrast to the record high volatility of August 2015, to say nothing of August's traditional volatility. But last month's markets traded in the tightest range ever, a trend we're still seeing in September.

But… as sure as your summer tan will fade to pale, the coming market volatility will turn you white with fear if you're not prepared.

Now, when most investors think about volatility they think about the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index. Often referred to as the "Fear Index," the VIX represents one measure of the market's expectations of volatility over the next 30 days.

And this upcoming 30 days – critical days for the market – could get extraordinarily rough.

Buckle up...

Technology

What 99% of Investors Don't Understand About Tech Will Cost 'Em

Tech stocks have been on an incredible tear lately, beating the S&P 500 by up to five to one over the last year, and many investors are afraid they're going to fall… that somehow the run's over.

Not on your life.

And not for reasons you might think.

Here's what everybody else is missing.

Let me begin with a story that sets the stage for today's high-profit takeaway.

Most people have never heard of James Wilson Marshall.

He was a New Jersey-born carpenter working for a German-born Swiss citizen named John Sutter on a water-powered sawmill in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.

And, on Jan. 24, 1848, he found gold...

Stocks

On the Facebook Stock Split Date, Don't Panic When Shares Appear 70% Lower

On June 20, shareholders approved a Facebook stock split.

The date has yet to be set, but the 3-for-1 stock split could happen within the next two years.

And on the date of the Facebook stock split, it will appear that the Facebook stock price dropped nearly 70% in just a day. Before that happens, our readers need to read this to prepare themselves...

Technology

GoPro Stock Price Soars Today, but We're Not Buying

The GoPro stock price today (Tuesday) is up another 1.8% to $16.00 after the stock soared 11% on Monday.

Shares of GoPro stock now sit at a seven-month high as investors await the company's newest products.

Here's our recommendation for the GoPro stock price today...

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One of the Most Surprising Tech Stocks to Buy Now for Double-Digit Profits

The best tech stocks to buy are typically associated with big-name firms like Google or Amazon.

But some great tech stocks aren't considered tech companies in the traditional sense.

Here's one of the best stocks to buy right now that's slowly moving into the tech space...

Energy

What the Latest "Solar Battle" Means for Florida

Florida will vote on two solar amendments this fall. Though they'd have opposite effects, both have 60% approval ratings.

Here's how this horse race is playing out...