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This "Eureka Moment" Tech Investment Is Taking a Page from Apple's Playbook

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About two weeks ago, my local alarm company came out to upgrade my backup cellular transmitter. I got a package deal that also included installation of the advanced touch-screen control panel.

As a gadget and security geek, that touch-screen blew me away. It includes a mobile app for remote monitoring, and it seamlessly integrates with the system's digital surveillance video.

I ended up ordering three more motion-sensitive, full-color surveillance cameras. Plus, I ordered a second control panel.

And then I had a "eureka" moment...

How Our Top Stocks to Invest in Have Done in 2015

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock broke into our list of the top stocks to invest in today.

There are of course no surprises there. It really was a matter of time before the cash-rich, high-margin tech giant emerged as a leader in our diverse mix of 2015 stock picks.

And don't worry about AAPL stock being overvalued, there's still room for this tech juggernaut to soar...

Tech Stocks to Buy 2015: This Winner's Up 53% with Room to Run

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Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson just told readers about one of the best tech stocks to buy now - and it's actually the second time he's recommending the stock. That's how good the potential is.

Robinson first told his readers about this tech stock in July 2013. At the time, it had a share price of just $23.87.

Today, the stock opened at $36.56. That's a 53% gain in just 18 months.

But Robinson said this tech stock still has huge upside...

Legal "Steroids" Are Making This Tech Company a Buy

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With high-tech corporations, there's always a group of young startups with hot innovations breathing down the Old Guard's necks.

There are chances for late-career renaissances, though. I've uncovered four aging Silicon Valley legends that have found the business equivalent of a (legal) performance-enhancing drug in a certain fast-moving part of the tech sector.

And one tech company in particular has rediscovered its ace-like prowess - and is making investors hefty gains in the process...

Dividend Investing News: PPC plus 21 New Payout Hikes

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Dividend Investing News, Jan. 19, 2015: Pilgrim's Pride (NYSE: PPC) surprised investors last Thursday when it announced it's returning some $1.5 billion to shareholders via a special cash dividend.

Investors of record Jan. 30 will receive $5.77 a share payable on Feb. 17. PPC shares surged nearly 10% on the news.

Here are all 22 dividend stocks that boosted payouts or announced special dividends during the week ending Jan. 16.

This Blockbuster Drug Has Room to Run

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Editor's Note: We're sharing this Private Briefing with you because it contains a pick that's put Bill's readers up as much as 444% since he first recommended the stock...

Shares of blood-cancer drugmaker Pharmacyclics Inc. rocketed as much as 22% last Tuesday after the company exhilarated investors by forecasting that sales of its key drug would double this year.

We weren't surprised by this, of course.

But even more important was that Private Briefing readers weren't, either.

In a Private Briefing report back in early December, we said the Pharmacyclics blood-cancer drug Imbruvica (ibrutinib) was well on its way to becoming the blockbuster we predicted when we first recommended shares of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based biotech back in April 2012.

That "call" was right on target.

Late last Monday, after the close of trading, Pharmacyclics said net-product revenue for Imbruvica for full-year 2014 would come in at $492 million. That would include sales of about $185 million in the fourth quarter alone - a hefty "sequential" (quarter-to-quarter) jump of 31%.

But here's the real stunner: For 2015, the company is looking at sales to more than double and reach $1 billion.

For those who want the actual numbers, that's a gain of 103%.

Imbruvica, you see, is shaping up to be the very blockbuster we told you it would be.
And that bodes well for Pharmacyclics shares.

Let's take a look...

The Best Video Streaming Stocks to Buy Aren't NFLX or AMZN

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The market for streaming video over the Internet is exploding, but the best stocks to buy here are not the most obvious .

Consumers - especially those under 30 - spend less time watching cable TV are more watching streaming video over the Internet.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald says the best stocks to buy to profit from this trend are neither Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) nor Amazon.com. Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Instead, Fitz-Gerald recommends online content delivery companies.

To find out what the names of these stocks to buy, watch this video.

Dividend-Paying Stocks Kick Off 2015 with 23 New Increases

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FY2014 saw a total of $54.8 billion in dividend increases, and 3,308 dividend-paying stocks hiked payouts last year. That's a 14.3% increase over the number of payouts in 2013.

2015 could set another record for dividend payments. But investors do need to be aware of the effect of plunging oil prices.

There are no signs of a yield slowdown just yet - dividend boosts were robust last week.

Following are the 23 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Jan. 9.

This Week's "Unloved" Stock to Buy: Volkswagen AG (VLKAY)

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Money Morning's "unloved" stock to buy this week is German automaker Volkswagen AG (OTC ADR: VLKAY).

An unloved investment is one that's been beaten down - but is actually a great value. Investors then get an amazing entry point into a good long-term investment.

While Volkswagen stock had a tough 2014, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald prefers VLKAY to trendy Tesla Motors Inc.

Investors don't like Volkswagen's zeal for acquisitions and worry about falling U.S. sales.

But Wall Street needs to take a longer view on Volkswagen stock...

Stocks to Invest in for 2015: Six Companies Up More than 10%

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The major indexes may have fallen this year, but many of Money Morning's stocks to invest in for 2015 are already seeing big gains.

One of our top stock picks is up almost 30%, and Money Morning Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson still sees a lot of room to grow.

Here's a look at ten of our best 2015 stock picks and how they've done against the broader markets...

2015 Stock Picks: This Chinese Company Is Already Up 19%

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One of the top stocks to buy for 2015 may not be a household name or media darling. But it's already off to a hot start.

Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BITA) is a small-cap based in Beijing. It's a digital marketing services company for the Chinese automotive industry. It was bouncing around this morning, but Bitauto stock is already up today about 6%. That goes without mentioning the gains in the last year.

It's essentially a play on two exciting markets - two exciting markets that will soon explode...

Fourteen Stocks to Buy Now to Start 2015 Strong

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Each week our group of experts delivers the best profit plays for our Money Morning Members - all for free.

Last week, Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson found an exchange-traded fund that provides investors the rare combination of income and appreciation.

And that's just one of our best investments.

Find all of last week's recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.

Xiaomi IPO Countdown: Is This the Next Alibaba?

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You may not have heard of this Chinese tech company yet, but before 2015 is over the talk about a Xiaomi IPO will reach a fever pitch.

Xiaomi Corp. has made incredible progress in its brief existence.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi launched its first smartphone in 2011. By the third quarter of last year, Xiaomi had become the third-largest smartphone vendor in the world. It beat out such veterans as LG Electronics Inc. and Lenovo Group).

The company's astonishing growth is why so many expect a Xiaomi IPO within the year...

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