Featured StoryToday I'm going to show you how to find the best-performing small-cap stocks of 2014.
Employing the approach in 2013 helped spot some huge winners...
Puma Biotechnology, for example, jumped 452.2% in 2013, on a series of positive results and news related to its various clinical trials programs - a classic disruptive technology.
Tesla Motors is another great example. The luxury electric automaker trounced earnings estimates way back in the first quarter of 2013, which led to analyst upgrades... and, of course, a 344.1% gain for shareholders.
And then there was Netflix, which gained 279.6% after the company crushed fourth-quarter 2012 earnings, proving the company had righted its ship.
All very different businesses and industries, but one thing in common: sparks. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing: make you a lot of money.
This year's first batch of gains can come quickly, too. Plug Power (PLUG) generated a spark on Jan. 2, confirming it had met fourth-quarter 2012 order targets. Shares jumped 34% that following morning... and were up another 35% by the next afternoon.
And here's the thing: Sparks are easy to find, too. No need to study ambiguous chart patterns, watch 24 hours of business news channels, or pore over valuations.
All it takes is five simple steps...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Recap
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Nov. 29, 2013: Last week's Thanksgiving holiday may have made for an abbreviated week, but there was no shortage of market-moving news.
While the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed Black Friday modestly in the red, both continued an eight-week winning streak and are up 22.8% and 26.6% respectively year to date.
The Dow has set 44 all-time highs this year and is up 146% since the market lows of March 2009. The Nasdaq topped 4,000 last week for the first time in 13 years and is up 34.5% since January.To continue reading, plase click here...
How to Invest as America Spends $190 Billion to Fix Our Highway System
The United States' Eisenhower Interstate Highway System was the biggest, most expensive public works project since the Pharaohs had the Pyramids built.
The Interstate System, started in 1956, became the envy of the entire world, except perhaps Germany, symbolizing a nation on the march to progress - a four-lane wonder stretching from sea to shining sea.
But now, in the early decades of the 21st century, that once-vaunted highway network is overwhelmed, underfunded, and flat out crumbling in parts.
Interstate 5 is the West Coast's main artery, spanning the distance from Canada to Mexico. Last week, a portion of Interstate 5 fell into the Skagit River north of Seattle.
The Skagit River Bridge was 58 years old, and listed as "functionally obsolete," meaning the bridge was safe but did not meet current standards. No one was killed, but three people were injured as their vehicles plunged, along with the bridge's deck, into the river.
Thirteen people were killed and 145 injured in August 2007 when a bridge carrying Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour. In that tragedy, the bridge was found to have been over its weight limit, and some non-critical components had been corroded by, of all things, bird droppings.Read More...
Why Cats Make Better Stock Pickers Than Dogs
The British Observer newspaper's 2012 stock picking challenge was won by an unusual competitor...
A cat called Orlando.
The Observer set up its challenge with three competitors: a panel of three professional investment managers from top quality houses, a team of high school students, and Orlando. Pretty tough competition for the cat, one would think.
Yet at the end of the year, it wasn't even close... Read More...