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Investing in IPO ETFs: Enjoy the Gains with Less Risk

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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.

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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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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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Why the Best Investments in Tech Right Now Stem from This Industry

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Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been saying how "Big Data" will deliver some of the best investments in technology that we've ever seen...

You see, by 2009, almost every midsized-to-large company in the U.S. economy was storing more than 200 terabytes of data. (A terabyte is about 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, or 2 times the size of giant retailer Wal-Mart's data warehouse in 1999.)

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Stock Market Today: How Will Gold Follow Its Biggest Gain in a Year?

The stock market today is flat in morning trading with investors focused on earnings and gold this week.

Today's stock market follows a mild day Monday as investors awaited earnings from Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) after the close, and a flood of earnings later in the week. But the S&P 500 Index still managed to eke out another record close

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New Facebook Video Sharing Takes On Twitter

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Those investors still betting on Facebook stock got hopeful news today as CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a Facebook video sharing capability - courtesy of Instagram.

"A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product," read invitations sent from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) to select journalists and media outlets for an announcement today.

The news was Facebook's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of video sharing - which has led teens, tweens and young adults to ditch Facebook for apps like Twitter's Vine.

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