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The Secret to Superior Returns

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Many people are surprised to learn that dividend income and reinvestment can account for nearly 90% of total stock market returns over time.

That's right. Not a quarter... Not half... But 90%.

But the potential returns we can bank with this simple method can be much, much higher...

What Is the Difference Between Insider Buying and Insider Trading?

Insider buying

Strong insider buying is one of the most accurate indicators that a stock is headed higher. So whenever we see a stock that has strong insider buying, we alert our readers.

But we frequently hear the same question from readers: What is the difference between insider buying and insider trading?

Here's the difference between the two, and why insider buying is such a strong "Buy" signal...

What Is the Beta of a Stock?

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There are numerous financial figures to analyze when determining which stocks to buy, and the beta of a stock is one of the most important.

That’s because the beta of a stock indicates its volatility.

Here’s everything you need to know about beta, and how to properly analyze the figure…

Today’s Top Blue-Chip Stock to Buy

Dow's Volatile

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been extremely volatile in 2015. Through January, the index fell 3.7%. In February it climbed more than 5%.

Now the Dow is back below 17,700 after falling more than 240 points. 

That’s why we’re recommending a blue-chip stock to buy today. Blue-chip stocks are some of the best investments to make when the markets are choppy. Here’s why…

Here's How to Invest in SpaceX if its Rocket Failure Makes an IPO Less Likely

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The explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday looks likely to rattle investors' nerves enough to quash any talk of Elon Musk taking his company public anytime soon. But space enthusiasts have a way to get exposure to SpaceX right now, according to Money Morning's Defense & Tech Investing Specialist, Michael Robinson.

The failed attempt to resupply the International Space Station represents a serious setback...

How to Profit from a Pattern Few Others See

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In a moment I'm going to show you a chart for EOG Resources.

As I looked at the chart for this oil and natural gas development company, and positioned myself for a possible trade, an old song happened to come on the radio. It's a catchy tune that my friends and I used to "try" to dance along with.

Fast-forward to today, and as the song plays in my head, I'm almost moved to dance again by the profit pattern I'm seeing develop for us on this chart!

Chicago's Woes Presage More Problems for Muni Investors

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Detroit and Chicago couldn't seem to be more different. The former is a manufacturing wasteland, except for the resilience of the Big Three, and it suffers from massive demographic and economic problems.

Chicago, by contrast, is the home of the world's largest futures and options exchanges and it is the Midwest's center for trade and entrepreneurship...

How to Profit Today from This Sweeping Global Trend

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Savvy investors know that over short time periods, and especially during bear markets, the saying "cash is king" often holds true. It provides security and allows for bargain hunting when assets are cheap.

However, through times of financial repression and negative interest rate policies (NIRP), central planners along with banks are changing that precept into "cash is trash."

That notion is a dangerous one that you can prepare for and prosper from….

Total Wealth Tactics: Analysts' Expectations Are Your Secret Weapon

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Apple's most recent earnings were nothing short of spectacular, and the headlines reflected that:

... "Apple Beats Estimates on Soaring iPhone Sales" -The Street

... "Apple Beats Estimates with $10.2 Billion in Profit" - AppleInsider.com

... "Apple Crushes iPhone Estimates, Boosts Buybacks" - CNBC

What they should have said is "Analysts Got It Wrong Again."

We've talked in the past about how far off the mark Wall Street analysts can be, and how costly that can be for investors who blindly follow along. It's no surprise - or at least it shouldn't be - given the hidden biases Wall Street holds.

But we haven't talked about how to use that information to your advantage.

Until today.

Here are the two best presents analysts could possibly give you this earnings season...

Arrest of "Flash Crash" Trader Could Reshape High-Frequency Trading

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The arrest of alleged flash-crash architect Navinder Singh Sarao could reshape the debate over high-frequency trading. The British futures trader reported to be largely responsible for the 2010 flash crash is fighting extradition to the U.S., where he faces a potential 380 year sentence for market manipulation and fraud, according to Bloomberg.

His arrest, and the heavily punitive charges against him are a "very significant" development...

The Hidden Way to Play the $18.3 Billion Tech Sector Trend

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We want to tell you about a lucrative tech sector trend that's flying under Wall Street's radar. We're talking about private equity's plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software's high profit margins.

Because publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private. In fact, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion in the last 18 months.

With money like that flying around, you'd think this would get more attention. But Wall Street's ignorance is fine with us...

Avoid the Spread of This "China Syndrome"

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Stocks were sailing toward new record highs last week until they suddenly came crashing down on Friday. The shift occurred after China took steps to rein in its parabolic market by easing restrictions on short selling and raising margin requirements.

This is what happens when equity investors decide to ignore weak earnings, deteriorating economic conditions and geopolitical chaos and place all of their faith in the ability of central banks and other regulators to bail them out time after time...

Tread Softly… and Carry a Big Risk-Management Calculator

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Investors are heading into the lending market for good reasons. But risk management is a key factor in yielding big gains.

Because what you don't know can hurt you.

Here's how to avoid losing money in this lucrative but shifting market...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

Always Buy Apple Nasdaq AAPL Stock on the Dips

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Several analysts have recently downgraded Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) from "Buy" to "Hold." Shah, on the other hand, told Fox Business watchers today that now is not the time to downplay Apple's stock. Between smartphone sales and the just launched Apple Watch, Shah explains exactly why now is the time to buy the iDevice King and stick with it.

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