Over the last couple weeks, the pundits have come out of the woodwork with all sorts of dire predictions about the tech market.
To be sure, the Nasdaq is down about 5% over the last month. But we look at declines as great buying opportunities that, if handled correctly, can help you build your net worth.
Here are four of the best investments that you can make right now to turn the market's recent turmoil to your financial advantage.
How to Find the Best Investments Amid Global Uncertainty: A Three-Tiered Strategy
Just last year, emerging markets were predicted to be the driving force behind a more than 5% annual global growth rate. Yet on March 11, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that emerging markets are the reason why global growth will slow.Here are three metrics will help investors find the best investments abroad...
Don't Trust Your Broker
I've written about the dangers of relying on stockbrokers before.
You see, most stockbrokers aren't traders, and they aren't analysts, but salesmen. They usher clients into financial products with little regard for their individual financial situation or the broader markets.
That doesn't make them bad people. In fact, I have friends who are stockbrokers, and they're nice people.
These friends of mine are trustworthy and try hard to make their clients money. But at the same time, I would never let any of them handle my money, not even a small portion of it.That's why a new analysis published in yesterday's Wall Street Journal really grabbed my attention...
Keep More of Your Huge Gains with This Quick Trade
When most investors hear the phrase "hedging," they typically take an exasperated breath, roll their eyes, and think to themselves that it's far too complicated - but it's actually not.
Last week I covered a simple but very effective method to buy highly speculative biotech stocks ahead of critical announcements - and guarantee a safe exit price - even if the stock crashes as a result of poor trials results.This week I want to expand on the same idea and focus on protecting hard-earned gains on big winners...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: How to Play 2014's Most Profitable Trends Today
Best Investments for the week ending Feb. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks slipped last week as markets reacted to a string of disappointing data from housing to manufacturing.
For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.3% to close at 16,103.30. The S&P 500 Index lost 0.1% to end at 1,836.25. The Nasdaq tacked on 0.5% to end at 4,263.41.Following is a recap from last week...
My "Sominex Strategy" for Big Profit in This Rocky Market
"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it." -Warren Buffett
It's tough to argue with the "Oracle of Omaha." And Buffett is right: Investor "folly" creates some of the biggest moneymaking opportunities you'll find in stocks.Just look at the whipsaw-trading we've been seeing in recent weeks...
Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Is Soaring with More to Come
Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock reached its all-time high yesterday (Tuesday) of $202.20 shortly after the market opened. That was after setting another record high on Monday of $196.
TSLA stock has been on fire this year, up nearly 31% in 2014. More impressive, that rally has occurred during a market sell-off that's seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 dip 3.6% and 1.5% respectively.See why Nasdaq: TSLA could be one of the best investments for 2014...
Should I Invest In Gold Stocks Today?
One way to profit from gold's rise is by investing in physical gold. But another sometimes more lucrative way to profit from rising gold prices is to invest in gold stocks.
From gold miners to royalty companies and ETFs there are many different ways to invest in gold stocks.Find out which gold stocks could be the best investments this year...
IPO Calendar 2014 Dominated by Biotech
IPO Calendar 2014: This year is forecast to be a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs).
Over the January to March period, some 250 to 300 new issues will launch, according to professional services firm EY - a number not seen since the start of the 2008 financial crisis.
And biotech companies are the hottest issues to date.
Since 2000, no two-week period saw more than six new biotech issues - until now.See which biotech IPOs could be the best investments now...
Stocks to Buy: We Just Found the New King of the Computer Industry
During the Depression-ridden 1930s, with the United States circling the financial abyss, an American industrialist named Thomas J. Watson Jr. gambled the future of his business-equipment company on an expansion plan that included wholesale hiring, investments in technology, and the construction of new factories.
For six years, Watson had his factories at full bore - churning out tabulating equipment there were no buyers for. But he believed in his plan and stayed with his strategy.His strategy could make this computer king one of the best investments...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
Best investments for the week ending Jan. 31, 2014: A sharp sell-off in emerging markets, disappointing earnings from several key companies, and further tapering from the U.S. Federal Reserve left markets reeling last week.
Despite the nosedive, investors still have plenty of opportunities for profit. Money Morning keeps readers current on the best stocks to buy now and the best investing moves to make for any market conditions.Here's what we covered last week:
Pandora Media (NYSE: P) Stock Up 15%, Can It Keep Climbing?
Pandora Media (NYSE: P) stock climbed as much as 15% today to a high of $37.95, after analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) estimated that the stock could nearly double in the next year.
Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry told investors that "if Pandora doubles advertising, increases its mix of local commercials to half of all ads and leverages fixed-content costs," the stock could go as high as $60.Find out if NYSE: P could turn out to be one of the best investments this year...
Lenovo Stock (LNVGY) Gets Another Bullish Signal with Google Deal
Hot on the heels of a Jan. 23 deal with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY) is at it again, sending a bullish signal to investors.
Now Lenovo is gobbling up Motorola Mobility's phone unit from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).Watch Michael's interview on the best tech investments of 2014, here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Recap
Best investments for the week ending Jan. 24, 2014: Stocks tumbled last week as investors fled global markets amid soft data out of China, and traders dumped crumbling emerging market currencies.
Disappointing Q4 earnings from a number of U.S. companies, including Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH), also weighed on markets.
For the week, the Dow dropped 3.5% or 580 points, falling back below the 16,000 level to end at 15,879. The S&P shed 48 points, or 2.6%, slumping below 1,800 to end at 1,790. And the Nasdaq slipped 1.7%, or 69 points, to 4,128.
But Money Morning never slips - investors can always count on us to interpret the big market-moving events, sift through earnings reports, and share the best stocks to buy now.Here's a recap from last week: