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The Best Biotech ETF to Buy Now

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There are more than 1,000 biotech companies in North America alone. They cover a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, biologics, generics, and medical devices.

But finding the right stocks in such a broad industry is no easy task.

That's why we've targeted the best biotech ETF to buy now. It offers investors an excellent way to play the entire industry, without having to pick a specific sector.

Here’s the pick…

Investing in Biotech Stocks: Use This One Simple Strategy to Limit Risk and Maximize Gains

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It's a common thought that investing in biotech stocks is just too risky for the average investor - but that's not the case.

It's true that biotechnology stocks can be very volatile - especially when companies have developmental drugs going through clinical trials - so they aren't the right stocks for every investor. But when investors are able to limit risk, they can find their portfolio's biggest profits from biotech.

Money Morning's BioScience Investment Strategist Ernie Tremblay recommends investors use this one simple strategy when investing in biotech.

It helps limit risk and maximize profits. Take a look…

Avoid These Biotech Stocks to Minimize Risk

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Investing in biotech stocks is risky for those who haven't done enough research. But with just a couple of tips, investors can drastically reduce the risk - and go on to benefit from massive windfalls generated by a company's breakthrough drug development.

To find out the best way to minimize risk in biotech investing, we turned to Money Morning's BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay.

According to Tremblay, there are a couple of types of biotech stocks that are especially risky…

Three of the Best Biotech Penny Stocks to Buy Now

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For investors looking for the best penny stocks to buy, the biotech sector offers some of the best investment opportunities on the market.

Despite the fact that biotech stocks have been up and down in 2014, Money Morning's Bioscience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay sees great profit opportunities for the rest of 2014.

Here are the three best biotech penny stocks to buy now and why they could take off…

A List of Today's Best Stocks to Buy for Big Profits Tomorrow

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Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays and asset-protection moves for our Money Morning Members - all for free.

Last week, we gave readers four smart picks in the healthcare sector, a natural gas tech company that has already gained 105% since our expert recommended it in February, and a methane producer/distributor that is poised to cash in on the upcoming propane shortage this winter.

Get these, plus more, in our best stocks to buy now list...

Don't Hesitate on This Industry Boom That's Already Here

If you follow the headlines, you'd think the last place to invest your hard-earned money is in healthcare.

After all, Obamacare remains one of the most polarizing pieces of legislation enacted in a generation.

Consider that a new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows that just 39% of likely U.S. voters have a favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, while 54% view it unfavorably.

Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends

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While commodities have been dominating our best stocks to buy lists lately, that's not the only asset hitting our radar...

Our new best stocks list includes a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, five small-cap stocks on the rise, and one generic drug-maker to buy now.

Get these, plus a full-year outlook on dividend stocks, in this roundup...

Our Best Stocks to Buy List: New Top Picks in Bioscience, Energy, and More

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Last week, we covered a "catalyst" that could spark a share-price rally for what is already one of the best stocks to buy, three recommendations to take advantage of rising oil prices, and a way to tap into big profits in an "other" bioscience niche that is less risky but highly lucrative.

Get these, plus the top healthcare picks, dividend stocks, and more, in the full list of our best stocks to buy now.

Some of the Best Pharma Stocks to Buy Now Are in This Overlooked Sector

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There's nothing wrong with Big Pharma stocks, but investors need to realize they're not the only game in town. We're talking about a group of pharmaceutical stocks that possess an astounding 80% of the prescription drug market.

According to Money Morning’s BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay, this group is an extremely profitable, and simple, way to play the pharmaceutical industry.

And yet these stocks often get overlooked...

You Can Profit from These Hot Healthcare Stocks – the Biggest Obamacare Winners

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While just about all healthcare stocks seem to be getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, one subgroup - the health insurers - figures to get an outsized benefit from the healthcare law.

For weeks the Big Five health insurance stocks have been trading at their all-time highs - every one of them.

But how can investors be sure Obamacare will keep these hot healthcare stocks flourishing?

Well, because the health insurance industry planned it that way…

IPO Calendar 2014: AMBX Leads Healthcare-Heavy Week

IPO Calendar 2014 update: This year, 212 companies have already held IPOs, and the healthcare industry has seen more companies go public than any sector.

Through Monday, 51 healthcare companies have made initial public offerings, accounting for 24% of the total U.S. IPO market.

Healthcare stocks are once again at the forefront of the IPO calendar this week as five of this week's seven IPOs are healthcare companies.

Here's a look at each company hitting the market this week, and the story behind each deal...

Nearly Half of Americans Say Obamacare is a Bad Idea

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Obamacare critics have maintained from day one the president's signature healthcare bill is disastrous and doomed to fail.

Now with just months until the bill takes full effect, more and more Americans are beginning to think the same thing.

According to recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, support for the Affordable Care Act is slipping.

The fresh poll shows 49% of Americans say President Barack Obama's health care reform bill is a bad idea. That's the highest percentage since the poll began measuring backing and opposition for the reform in 2009. Only 37% say the plan is a good idea.

The numbers reflect a sharp increase in disapproval since July 2012 following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare overhaul. At that time, 44% of survey respondents called it a bad idea vs. 40% who called it a good one.

The latest poll also revealed 38% of participants said they and their families will be in worse shape under the new health care law, the highest negative outlook percentage toward Obamacare since it was signed into law in 2010.

Now just 19% say they will be better off while 39% say the law won't make much difference.

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Meet the Controversial "Bad Actor" Who Will be in Charge of Your Health Care

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Amid a wash of government scandals, America is vulnerable right now. Actions taken by the IRS have left us feeling utterly degraded by the Obama administration.   

And another Washington scandal we see brewing won't make Americans feel any more comfortable about the power granted in our nation's capital.

You see, there's an unelected official who is known as a bad actor, and she's about to be granted broad, undefined power over the people of this country.

The source of her power: Obamacare.

I'm talking about the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, who come 2014 could be in charge of your health care.

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California Just Gave Us a Glimpse of How Obamacare Will Fail

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Turns out no one knows how Obamacare will work - not even the big-name insurers.

And now, we're starting to see the effects of uncertainty.

Today (Thursday), the Los Angeles Times reported that United Health, Aetna, and Cigna have opted out of the California insurance exchange.

UnitedHealth has adopted a wait-and-see policy: "We are simply taking the time to carefully evaluate and better understand how the exchanges will work to ensure we are best prepared to participate meaningfully in their development," explains a spokesman to the LA Times.

Cigna resolved to participate in exchanges in only half of the 10 states where it sells individual health policies, and California didn't make the cut.

Aetna referred LA Times' questions to Covered California, the state agency in charge of implementing Obamacare.

That means millions of Californians who will have to choose health insurance from exchanges or face a penalty will not be able to pick plans from those three big insurers - signaling limited options ahead thanks to Obamacare.

UnitedHealth, Aetna, and Cigna's response to the California exchange is just the beginning.

These three companies are but the first dominoes to fall to Obamacare's less-than-clear implementation.

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