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Penny Stocks

These Penny Stocks to Watch Show Profit Potential in Three Diverse Sectors

Penny stocks across a variety of sectors have logged impressive gains year to date – but there have also been a few penny stock fiascos.

Many penny stocks are legitimate companies that generate revenue and have healthy prospects. The key is finding those engaged in niche businesses offering a product that will serve many.

And the following three hot penny stocks to watch deliver just that…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Readies Itself for Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) IPO

Stock market today, September 2, 2014: U.S. markets closed on Friday in the black. The S&P 500 sustained its gains last week, finishing the day above the vaunted 2,000 level. With U.S. markets closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, investors will look forward to a heavy week of economic data, including the all-important August jobs report.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

U.S. Economy

The Only Way to Fix the Broken U.S. Free Market Economy

There's a reason America is floundering economically. There's a reason for the ever-widening divide between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in the United States.

Our country is no longer a free market, capitalist republic.

America has devolved into a socialist plutocracy as a result of the "financialization" of the economy.

Wealthy financial alchemists with the backing of paid-for White House administrations and Congressional lap-dogs engineer and manage the U.S. economy.

They also manage the public's access to money and credit for their speculative benefit when they win, and to taxpayers' detriment when they lose.

There's only one way out of this downward spiral…

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Short Selling

Short Selling Will Plague Retailers Who Fall into These Traps

This past week and a half saw all of The Big Three teen clothing retailers post a second consecutive quarter of year-over-year losses, further fueling the short selling spree on these specialty apparel retailers.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), and Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) have been suffering blows to their top line since the tail end of the recession, fueling short-selling activity that has further threatened these companies' stocks.

Here’s why they are struggling, and how to identify a prime retail short sale candidate.

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Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Smashes All-Time High Today on Massive China Deal

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock hit an all-time high of $272 today, after the company signed a deal with China's second-largest mobile phone company to build 400 charging stations in 120 Chinese cities.

The partnership with China United Network Communications Corp. sent the Tesla stock price up more than 3% from yesterday's closing price of $263.86.

But that’s just the start of TSLA’s run. Here’s how much higher the Tesla stock price is going…

Alibaba

The Alibaba IPO Date Is Less Than Three Weeks Away – and You Can Start Profiting Now

According to multiple media reports, the Alibaba IPO date is less than three weeks away.

Both Bloomberg and Fox, citing unnamed sources, reported earlier this month that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) will begin the "roadshow" portion of its IPO shortly after Labor Day.

Here’s the date to mark on your calendar, and how you can start profiting from this deal today…

Gold

Gold ETFs Ready to Head Higher on This Key Driver

The SPDR Gold Trust Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE Arca: GLD), one of the two major gold ETFs that trade in the United States, dropped more than 1.2% last week, from $124.77 to $123.18.

But although short-term losses can be unsettling, investors who hold gold-related securities like gold ETFs have good reason for long-term optimism. Here’s why…

Alibaba

How the Alibaba IPO Has Turned into Huge Profits for These Tech Firms

The Alibaba IPO is expected to take place in mid-September, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) has spent the last year preparing to take its stock public in the U.S.

A big part of that preparation has been making acquisitions. According to Bloomberg, Alibaba has spent roughly $5 billion acquiring numerous companies in the last year.

This buying spree is just getting started, and a bunch of U.S. tech start-ups are on the shopping list...