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Act on This Massive Profit "Spark" Ahead of the Big Boys

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It's easy to see why investors pile into a company's stock on the heels of highly successful products, technologies, or services.

Investors rewarded Apple shares after their steady flow of innovative product launches, while Google shares have been on an almost uninterrupted rise since its 2004 IPO.

Even Facebook has recovered nicely after its initial IPO debacle.

In each of those examples it's tempting to focus on the products the company offers, to draw a direct line to their success. iPhones and the introduction of stylish touchscreen interfaces in the case of Apple, the aggregation and accessibility of all things data-related in the case of Google, or just mere self-indulgence in the case of Facebook.

What's important to notice, though, is that in each case we likely wouldn't be talking about them had it not been for shrewd leadership at the top.

For small caps, finding the right leader can prove a more critical "spark" to major profits... Full Story

Apple Stock Undervalued – Near-Unbreakable iPhone 6 Screen Will Spur Record Sales

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Any previous estimates of iPhone 6 sales need to be tossed out.

Evidence that Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) next-generation smartphone will include a virtually unbreakable sapphire screen will push sales far beyond earlier expectations, which means that Apple stock at below $100 is significantly undervalued.

Apple clearly thinks it has a winner on its hands - it's ordering some 30% more units of the iPhone 6 units than it did the iPhone 5s last year.

Here’s what this runaway hit will do for AAPL stock...

Stock Market News: Dow Jones Jumps on FOMC Minutes, Plus These Top Stories

Stock market news today, July 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 70 points on Wednesday following the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's June meeting and a strong second quarter report from aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) to kick off earnings season.

According to S&P Capital IQ, analysts expect Q2 earnings from S&P 500 companies to grow by more than 6%. That's a strong gain from Q1's 3.4% in growth earnings.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories in the stock market today...

This Apple Stock Catalyst Is Hiding in Plain Sight

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Few have heard of iBeacon, but it's shaping up as a big catalyst for Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Despite the huge long-term impact iBeacon could have on AAPL stock, the media have largely ignored it - probably because it's not particularly sexy. And yet this game-changing technology is destined to change not just how people shop but how they interact with all sorts of businesses.

Here's what iBeacon does and why it matters...

Earnings Calendar for Q2 2014: Five Key Players to Watch

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2014 Q2 Earnings Calendar: The unofficial start to earnings season launches today (Tuesday) with Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reporting second quarter numbers after the close.

Just four companies in the S&P 500 post earnings this week. The bulk of reports flood in during the weeks of July 21 and July 28, with big retailers reporting in August. Following are a few key earnings reports to watch.

Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now

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One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.

The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.

As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…

AAPL, GRPN, and ABBV Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Dow Jones today, July 8, 2014: This morning, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), and Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) are among the day's more notable premarket movers.

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 50 points as investors weren't willing to take risky positions ahead of earnings season. Cyclical and small-cap stocks lagged the hardest this afternoon. The CBOE Volatility index soared more than 11%, the largest hike in nearly three months. The bounce was significant, as the index hit its lowest level since February 2007 last Thursday.

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

Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere"

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Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.

While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.

Here's why.

Stock Market Today Rises – Despite 2.9% GDP Slip – on These Top Stories

The stock market today (Wednesday) rose despite news that the U.S. economy slumped more than expected in the first quarter. Revised GDP figures for Q1 revealed the worst non-recession performance in four decades, with a 2.9% slip. The decline is also the sharpest downturn in five years, and is a significant revision from the 1% decline tallied in April.

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today:

Boost from iPhone 6 Will Push Apple Stock to Record High

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The iPhone 6, the next major upgrade to Apple's flagship product, isn't due out until September. But we've gleaned enough leaked information to project that it will bring in enough revenue and profit to get Apple stock back to its all-time high - $100.72 - and beyond.

Two larger screen sizes and a full slate of new features will have customers lining up for the iPhone 6 from New York to Beijing.

The only question is how high AAPL stock will ultimately go...

Apple Stock (AAPL) News: Bigger iPhone Screens to Satisfy Emerging Markets

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Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to talk Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Suppliers in China are set to start producing iPhones with bigger screens in July. In 2011 and prior, all iPhones had a 3.5-inch screen. Then, Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5s, which sported 4-inch displays. But the newest offerings are reported to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Watch the video to see how high Robinson predicts Apple stock will climb from the larger iPhone display offering - and get the latest Microsoft news that's turned investors sour...

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The Next RadioShack: 5 Stocks Slumping to Penny Stock Prices

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In December of 1999, Radioshack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) stock was worth more than $76 per share. Today, RSH is worth less than $1.

And while RadioShack is the most recent example of a high-flying stock that dropped to penny-stock levels, there are plenty of other major companies that are prime candidates to make the same move.

Here are five companies in danger of trading for less than $1 if they don’t turn it around soon…

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