Usually the best stocks to buy have not already tripled in value within the past six months.
But then there's Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ICPT).
This biotech stock soared more than 500% in two days on the news its innovative and promising hepatitis drug obeticholic acid, or OCA, had a trial stopped early because the drug met the goals of the study.
Bulls have refused to be distracted by some negative news that has pushed the stock back under $300 in the meantime.
The crazy thing is, Intercept Pharma could actually double from here...
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21 of the Best Stocks to Buy Now to Play Today's Market Moves
Each week our Money Morning experts dish out the latest profit plays – and asset-protection moves – for our Money Morning Members – all for free.
Last week, Money Morning’s best stocks to buy included a George Soros-inspired play that’s already doubled once. We also covered three tech investing strategies that promise tremendous upside and a new ETF that could be the perfect fit for a goldbug’s portfolio.
We scoured penny stocks for some of the most promising investments they have to offer, and came up with 6 penny stocks in two top sectors – healthcare and energy. We highlighted a dozen stocks on the elite “Dividend Aristocrats” list, and even weighed in on a Bitcoin retirement play.Get these plus more of our latest, best stocks to buy.
Best Stocks to Buy Now: Get 16 of Our Experts' Top Picks – for Free
Last week, Money Morning's best stocks to buy centered around tech stocks, including a "backdoor" play on the AT&T/DirecTV merger, a swooping defense tech stock that taps into the entire U.S. defense sector, and a leading semi-conductor stock that's ripe to buy right now.
We also scoured dividend stocks and penny stocks for some of the most promising investments those fields have to offer. And we showed readers how they can get ahead of the investment curve and avoid the pitfalls most investors don't, with just a few easy steps.Get these, plus more, in our summarized list of last week’s best stocks to buy.
Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) Stock Is a Tech Play to Make Before June 23
Right now, the semiconductor-equipment sector is booming, with worldwide sales of semiconductors reaching $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014.
The company that stands to benefit the most from this boom is already a market leader, making it one of the best stocks to buy now in the sector - and you won't find a better time to invest.This stock could double in three years. Let’s take a look…
Tap Into Two Beer Stocks to Buy Now Before Summer Sales Top $11 Billion
Stocks to Buy 2014: Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer holidays, which means the jump in beer sales begins now. In 2013, beer and malt beverage sales reached more than $11 billion, just in the 15 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That made the libation one of the largest-selling categories of any food and beverage, according to Nielsen Senior Vice President Andrea Riberi – and this year will prove no different. But some beer companies have more to offer than a fizzy, golden product to enjoy. A few also offer excellent investment opportunities.
You see, it’s not just summer cookouts that keep beer company profits flowing. In 2013 alone the beer market in the U.S. was worth approximately $100 billion, according to Brewers Association. And more than 2,800 total breweries operated for some or all of 2013, the highest total since the 1870s.Here are two beer stocks to buy now to pour some extra profits into your portfolio...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: Sidestep Market Volatility with These Plays
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts focus on savvy plays in a volatile market.Get these plus more of our latest, best ways to capture profits.
Bad news flowing out of Russia turned our experts onto a pick in the Russian tech industry that has massive upside potential. Our gold investing "cheat sheet" will help to make a big difference in your overall portfolio performance in 2014. And an energy ETF that provides instant diversification within the booming sector is one of the best stocks to buy now - it will play like a call option on energy with no expiration date.
Two Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from the $50 Billion Big Data Industry
Tech stocks to buy now: When it comes to innovative industries on the upswing, "Big Data" is one of the best choices right now, and the industry is full of stocks to buy.
Analysts note that 90% of the data we work with was created in just the last two years alone. Forecasts call for this sector to grow tenfold over a five-year period, growing to roughly $50 billion by 2016.Here are two Big Data companies that are set to cash in on this industry’s unstoppable growth…
This Is How Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) Stock Could Turn Around
Following Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE: TWTR) ill-received earnings report two weeks ago, there's been a lot of hate for TWTR stock on Wall Street - and it's really not justified.
Investors viewed a slowdown in the growth of active users as a sign Twitter was struggling - and they bailed on the company, driving the price down to less than half of its all-time high. But despite all that, Twitter stock could actually have a bright future.And the seeds of that future are in that very same earnings report that Wall Street hated so much…
These 3 Stocks to Buy Now Will Surge on Solar Power's Arrival
The price of solar power has long kept solar companies off of investors' "stocks to buy" lists. But thanks to advances in the industry, costs are becoming much more affordable.
These developments with solar power mean one thing for investors: There are solar power stocks to buy that will take off as the industry grows.Here’s a look at three that could be the hottest long-term winners…
Hot Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DTV, and 10 Other Movers
Markets are down triple digits but some of these hot stocks are up as much as 20% to 40%.
This list of stocks to watch includes a tech giant hitting a new 52-week high, a penny stock up 20% on M&A news, and a bank stock soaring 40%.Stay up to date on these hot stocks of 2014 by getting the full list here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Topical Version of Botox, Cash In on High Rent, and More
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts are some of the most fascinating plays so far this year.Get these plus more of our latest, best ways to capture profits.
Two stocks that take advantage of rising rent costs and inflation will let investors profit like a real estate mogul - without actually buying property. A Canadian small-cap venture company taps into the "Holy Grail" of energy investing...
Hot Stocks to Watch Today: MACK, WTW, YELP, and 9 Other Movers
Stocks were mixed Thursday following Wednesday's record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
But these 12 hot stocks to watch today are moving on earnings reports and analyst upgrades.Check out which stocks are on our radar today...
Stocks to Buy Now: This Small Cap Is Leading the Voice Tech Revolution
Most smartphones today come with voice-recognition software: You speak a question into your phone and the results come back to you via the wireless web.
Microsoft recently introduced "Cortana" as part of its Windows Phone 8.1, the key new update for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Voice-recognition technology has now passed the so-called "tipping point" - it's now an integral part of personal computing.And we found one of the best stocks to buy now to profit from this growing sector...
Hot Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, AZN, GLW, and 9 More Winners
M&A news, earnings, and dividend payouts have put these hot stocks on the radar today.
One is up as much as 16%, and the other is now the biggest dividend payer in the S&P 500.Here's what investors need to know.
Best Stocks to Buy Now: These Tech, Gas, and Gold Plays Have Enormous Upside Potential
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts come from the some of the hottest markets like IPOs, cloud computing, Big Data, and commodities.
Five stocks tap into Ohio's booming Utica shale formation, where the number of companies seeking drilling permits is up 60% from the same time last year. Three 2014 biotech IPOs that debuted in January and February promise enormous upside potential, while still priced at a discount - for now. And we found a small-cap firm that is perfect for investors who can stomach the volatility that comes with turnarounds - plus another that will ease the pain of the recent zooming food prices.Get these plus more of our latest, best ways to capture profits.
Stocks to Buy: 95% Return Is Just the Start For This Biotech Play
Investors looking for stocks to buy in 2014 have had an abundance of new options as 94 companies have gone public this year, according to Renaissance Capital.
The average return for those 94 companies since their IPO date is 9%. But some stocks have far outpaced the average, and are still at great buy-in points even after huge gains.Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson has found a stock that still provides investors a great profit opportunity, even after posting a 95% return from its IPO date...