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We'll Tell You When It's Time to Tap Tesla

A week ago today, in a strategy story aimed at helping you survive and thrive in today’s whipsaw markets, Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told us to put Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) on our “watch lists” for a likely future purchase.

“BP, Tesla is a definite ‘shopping list’ stock,” Keith told me back then. “We’ve been nibbling at it here, and have played it successfully several times. But it’s not yet at the point where I’m ready to jump all the way in. I think my rationale behind Tesla remains upbeat. I mean, you’ve got a real winning combination here – a disruptive sales model, a CEO who’s the most innovative guy on the planet, all the capital in the world that can be brought to bear. I don’t give a rat’s [tail] that New Jersey won’t let the company sell its cars there. There are much bigger opportunities. Wait ’til you see what the company does with China.”

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  • What's Pushing Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Higher 20140130MR1

    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock soared 14% yesterday (Thursday) since it reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 63% in Wednesday's earnings report.

    Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks there's one key development driving FB's stock and earnings higher.

    To watch Robinson's interview on CNBC World as he describes why FB stock keeps climbing, click here.
  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours Zuckerberg At first blush, Facebook's earnings look good - the social networking giant beat expectations by $.04 a share, and revenue was up 63% year over year. But there are several trends among Facebook users that are going in the wrong direction, and threaten future growth. This is an ominous sign for shareholders...
  • What Is the Impact of Bitcoin on the U.S. Dollar?

    From December 2012 to December 2013, the price of Bitcoin has gone up an astronomical 9,100%. Any currency capable of that popularity and upswing begs the question, if people start using it en masse, what is the impact of Bitcoin on the U.S. dollar?

    One thing is clear: Our government is concerned about the growing acceptance of this virtual currency...

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  • Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Get Boost from New Ads? 20131217_SG-Varney_Web1

    Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has more than doubled this year, but can it get another shot in the arm with a new ad strategy?

    The company recently announced that it will begin using video ads that will automatically play on users' news feeds.

    While some users may find this annoying, it could be highly profitable...
  • Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Feel "S&P Effect"? Mystery Document

    Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock still has a lot to prove if it wants to win over value investors, but it took a big step in that direction Wednesday with the announcement of its addition to both the S&P 500 and S&P 100 Indexes.

    The social networking giant will replace Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), a manufacturer of test computer chips, in the prestigious broad-based S&P 500, and will change places with natural gas company Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB) in the more elite S&P 100 at the close of business on Dec. 20.

    And this is a bullish sign for FB...
  • Stock Market Today Down on Taper Fears

    Stock Market News Today, Dec. 12: U.S. stocks are weighed today after having started the day higher on upbeat retail sales data. They retreated on more concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will scale back its $85-billion-per-month bond-buying stimulus program.

    The S&P 500 today fell 0.38%, or 6.72 points, at 1,775.50, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.66%, or 104.03 points, at 15,739.50 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.14%, or 5.41 points, at 3,998.40.

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  • The Highest Paid CEOs in America People Rich guy It's a big number: $4.7 billion. That's how much the 10 most well-compensated CEOs in America collectively took home in 2012. All made in excess of $100 million, but those at the very top slipped into 10-figure territory. That's right, we're talking about compensation of more than $1 billion a year. Is anyone really worth that kind of money?
  • Facebook's "Dead Last" Chart Reveals a Troubling Fact I've made no bones about my feelings for Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:FB)  - that it's overrated, a flash in the pan, and ultimately doomed.

    Yes, the company just knocked the ball off earnings yesterday. And the stock is up 4.86% as I write this. But I really couldn't care less what happens in the short term. I still can't get behind its long-term potential.
    This is where the rubber meets the proverbial road for me...
  • Investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock After Q3 Earnings Company Facebook 2

    Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has surged 91% this year, leaving the drama of its initial public offering (IPO) behind - but has this rise run its course?

    The Q3 earnings report released yesterday (Wednesday) gives us some clues...

    FB stock surged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the social media giant announced a third-quarter profit of $425 million, or $0.17 a share.

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  • Investing in IPO ETFs: Enjoy the Gains with Less Risk Profit Loss If you've spent any time at all studying the stock market, you know that investing in IPOs can be a very high-risk enterprise. Sure, winners can double or triple your money in short order. But losers can cut your money in half - or worse - just as fast. If only you could capture most of those big gains without all that risk. Actually, you can...
  • Stock Market News Today: What Week 2 of a Government Shutdown Looks Like

    Stock market news today focuses on market reactions to the second week of the government shutdown, with markets down 80 points with just a couple hours of trading left in the day.

    Investors are increasingly concerned that the conflict will not be resolved soon and fear the political stalemate will extend to the debt ceiling issue.

    Without a debt ceiling resolution by Oct. 17, the United States would be in default, which would have a more damaging effect on the economy than this shutdown.

    As a result, stocks are lower in trading today in all sectors. The S&P 500 is down about 0.4% at 1,683.00 points, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 0.6% at 14,989.80 points.

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  • Twitter Stock IPO: Five Reasons It Won't Be Like Facebook's Checklist The Twitter IPO SEC filing was revealed to the public just yesterday, but the comparisons to Facebook's calamitous IPO started long before that. Beyond being social media stocks the two have little in common, however. Here's why Twitter's IPO will be different... Read more...
  • Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup

    Last week's best stocks to buy were influenced by several crises building on Capitol Hill - the 2014 fiscal budget and looming government shutdown, the debt ceiling, and mounting anxieties over the Federal Reserve's QE taper timing.

    As a result of these factors, many concerned investors turned to cash.

    But with money market instruments yielding next to nothing, you will miss out on 100% of market gains if you are just sitting on cash. Money Morning keeps reminding readers that savvy investors make money in all kinds of markets - and we found just the right stocks to buy to make the most of current conditions.

    Here's a recap of our picks for the best stocks to buy now, culled from last week's Money Morning daily articles, videos, and insights from our in-house experts:

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  • Are Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) Good Stocks to Buy Now? 09252013SG2

    Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) to discuss whether two hot stocks in the market right now, FB and AMZN, are good buys.

    Gilani shocks Varney when he tells him what he's doing with AMZN right now...



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  • Why the Facebook Stock Price Has Doubled in Two Months Company Facebook like small The Facebook IPO was one of the biggest debacles in Wall Street history. As the stock languished below its IPO price month after month, most investors gave up on it. They shouldn't have. Now Facebook is on a roll, and the catalyst driving it is just getting started… To continue reading, please click here...