Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 22, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members we highlighted 11 top stock picks across the globe.
One value buy is a Calif.-based biotech firm that works in cancer treatment technology using genome sequencing - currently a $20 billion market. Another is a more than 100-year-old German company that's about to unlock its stock's value in a spin-off.
You can find these two stocks, plus 9 more, for free here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…
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5 Surging Stocks to Buy Now with Plenty of Upside
Gold has outperformed other asset classes so far in 2014. And with geopolitical tensions raging in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East, inflation on the rise, and Asian demand soaring through the roof, the yellow metal's run won't be over anytime soon.
But it's not the only way to invest today...You can find all of last week’s tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.
Cash In Today with Our Latest List of Best Stocks to Buy Now
Last week the Dow slumped more than 300 points in one day - but Money Morning Members weren't worried; they were prepared.
We featured an array of stocks that will thrive even in a market sell-off – including a tech giant with a groundbreaking new technology, two stocks that are ripe for merger activity, and a winner in the Twitter vs. Facebook stock debate.Get all our recent picks in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…
Twelve of the Best Stocks to Buy Now to Maximize Profits
Last week we gave Money Morning Members a fresh batch of the best stocks to buy now.
We shared two bioscience picks that are set to soar on positive diabetes drug trial results, four tech stocks and three tech exchange-traded funds, and a once-great software giant that will rebound on four specific catalysts.Get these, plus the latest dividend stock payout hikes, in our best stocks to buy list...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Topical Version of Botox, Cash In on High Rent, and More
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts are some of the most fascinating plays so far this year.Get these plus more of our latest, best ways to capture profits.
Two stocks that take advantage of rising rent costs and inflation will let investors profit like a real estate mogul - without actually buying property. A Canadian small-cap venture company taps into the "Holy Grail" of energy investing...
- Three "Insider" Stocks to Buy Now When insiders buy up their own company stock, there's just one reason - they're pretty sure their shares will go up in value. And sure enough, studies have shown that in the 12 months after insiders buy, that stock outperforms the total market by 8.9%. So when insiders are buying - as they are at these three companies - it's time for investors to go shopping...
- 4 Drug Stocks to Buy Now to Capitalize on Emerging Market Growth Overall, this sector has healthy global sales of $959 billion and is expected to grow those sales at a rate of 4.5% a year. But in emerging markets, sales in this sector will grow at three times that rate. And on top of that, another development will make these markets even more lucrative. We've identified the handful of companies best-positioned to take advantage of this...
Five Stocks to Buy Now to Play the 2014 Mobile Payment Revolution
More Americans are cutting up their credit cards, and it's for a reason you might not expect.
The rise of mobile applications and Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology continues to carve market share from plastic payment methods.
And now, the trend is going mainstream in one of the most trafficked businesses in America.
Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) announced this week that it currently receives 11% of its U.S. and Canadian sales through its mobile application. And that figure is expected to rise as the company continues to market its convenient closed-loop payment system.Click here to continue reading...
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:To continue reading click here...
The Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Weekly Roundup
In case you missed last week's profiles of some of the best stocks to buy right now, here's an overview of the profit plays our Money Morning experts shared with members.Read More...
- Two Cheap Growth Stocks To Buy Now If you want to shell out a little bit of money for a lot of growth potential, here are two cheap stocks to buy now with very bullish outlooks. Read more... Read More...
- Stocks to Buy: Three Solid Tech Picks for Under $5 a Share There’s no better way to capture maximum growth than with small-cap stocks, and this trio of tech companies look like terrific bargains right now. Read more... Read More...
Why Income Investors Will Love These Preferred Stocks to Buy Now
If you're looking for new types of stocks to buy now to ramp up your portfolio yield, have you considered preferred stocks?
Preferred stocks ("preferreds") trade like regular stock but they are more like bonds in that they provide a higher fixed-dividend payment than their common stock counterparts and they generally have less upside potential.
They're called "preferred" because they have higher claim on the assets and earnings of the company.
Preferred stocks are an oft-overlooked option for snagging income in today's yield-challenged markets, but several preferred stocks in industries like banking, real estate and energy can bring stability to a portfolio. And preferred stocks that have been issued recently in this lower rate environment can provide better value.Read More...
How the Stock Market Today is Following Up Friday's Big Rally
Investors took a breather in the stock market today after driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average 207.5 points higher on Friday.
Friday saw the Dow's second-biggest gain of 2013, after investors cheered a "Goldilocks" jobs report: not too hot, not too cold. For the week, the Dow added 132.55 points, or 0.88%.
There was plenty of news to sway the stock market today despite its muted open.
The world's largest credit rating agency Standard & Poor's boosted its credit outlook for the United States to "stable" from "negative" and reduced the threat of further downgrades.
Citing receding fiscal risks, S&P said the chance of a ratings downgrade is now "less than one in three."
"It was a quite shocking event for the markets when the U.S. was downgraded to negative, so to have that rating repaired is meaningful," Lawrence Creaturea, a Rochester, NY-based manager at Federated Investors Inc. told Bloomberg News. "Economic data has been improving gradually and S&P's upgrade is a recognition of that."
Overseas news was mixed.Read More...
A Huge LNG Energy Boom Has Begun
If you can sell something for $4 here and $16 somewhere else, where would you sell it?
Well, the shale gas we're producing in North America has buyers in Asia willing to pay 4x the going price here. That spells a lot of opportunity for companies helping to get liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the Pacific.
See our top choices for this nascent boom here...
- Stocks to Buy Now: Two Companies with Strong Insider Buying With strong insider buying, these may be two of the hottest stocks to buy now. Here’s why these companies’ directors see huge profits ahead... Read more... Read More...