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Alibaba IPO Price Update Is Biggest Story in the Stock Market Today

Stock market today, Sept. 8, 2014: U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, with the economy adding a meager 142,000 jobs, investors saw a silver lining in the eight-month hiring low: The structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates in the near term.

Stock Market

How Stocks Do in September

These two charts show you how stocks do in September, with the rumblings of how this is the worst month for stocks…

True, September has been the nastiest month for the Dow Jones over the last century, with an average loss of 0.8%. Since 1929, the Dow average performance for September has been a 1.24% loss.

But you can be prepared no matter what happens – and here’s how…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Rises with S&P 500 Hitting Record High, Dow Gains 67 Points

U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, the structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Tech Investing

These Two Tech Stocks to Buy Are Beating the S&P 500 – Again

At their peak, Microsoft and Intel dominated the personal-computing market, accounting for roughly 95% of sales.

As a result of their unique fit, both companies made thousands of shareholders rich. They have lagged in recent years, but thanks to new leadership at both firms, they're back to beating the S&P 500 once again.

These two are a couple of the best tech stocks to buy out there. Here’s why.

Best Investments

Seven of the Best Stocks to Buy Now in Four of the Most Profitable Sectors

Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 29, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted seven stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" in four sectors currently overflowing with upside potential.

One pick hails from the 3D printing market that's expected to quadruple within the next four years. Another is in the fleet and fuel management sector – it's rapidly growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8%. We've got three energy stocks to buy from the most productive natural gas region in the U.S. And we highlighted two silver ETFs that play some promising numbers that were just reported from August.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…

Stock Market Today

TSLA, ECB Dominate Stock Market News Today

Stock market news today, September 4, 2014: U.S. stock futures were up this morning (Thursday) following a mixed trading session in the stock market Wednesday. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) – which accounts for nearly 9% of the Nasdaq – slumped 4.22% yesterday after a possible breach of its iCloud. As a result, the Nasdaq slipped 0.56% (25.62 points).

Here’s a list of the top stock market news for Thursday…

Alibaba

REPORT: New Alibaba IPO Date Released

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Alibaba IPO date will be set for early next week (Sept. 8), giving us a clearer idea when Alibaba stock will hit the market.

Multiple delays for an IPO are common, especially one the size of Alibaba's.

Here’s the date that investors need to mark on their calendars, and the three most important facts to know now as the Alibaba IPO date approaches…

Retailers

Stocks to Watch: The 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Retailers

Despite an overall slump in retail sales this year, some thriving stocks to watch have popped up – retailers that are growing sales, many in the double digits.

These retailers have done a better job of adapting to both the shift toward more online shopping as well as the aftermath of a recession that has left many Americans with less money to spend.

Here are the 10 retailers with the fastest-growing sales in 2013…

Tech Investing

Watch for a Twitter Stock Price (NYSE: TWTR) Rise Before 2015 on These Factors

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) stock closed up more than 10% over the past week, following news that the social media company is more than doubling its advertising efforts in Europe.

TWTR has had a wild first year of trading, but today, shares are still up nearly 100% from their offer price.

Here are the most important figures Twitter needs to execute on for the remainder of the year if the stock is going to keep climbing into 2015…

Stock Market Today

Cybersecurity Issues for AAPL and HD Headline Stock Market News Today

Stock Market News Today, September 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 30 points Tuesday after a rash of geopolitical concerns hit markets, and crude oil prices slipped to a 15-month low. Rising concerns in Pakistan, Iraq, and Ukraine outweighed positive news on the U.S. economy.
This morning, U.S. futures and European stocks were on the rise as hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine emerged. The European Union (EU) is hoping to avoid issuing further sanctions on Russia following the invasion of eastern Ukraine.