Our newest list of the best stocks to buy include two tech stocks that top Wall Street’s sweethearts, and a timeless classic that’s been flying under the radar.
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Will the best stock to buy be eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) or its PayPal unit, set to spin off sometime late 2015?
Today's announcement from eBay sparked the debate, and our expert answered the call with his top pick...
Ebay Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EBAY) plans to spin off its PayPal unit has left many on Wall Street salivating over the potential of the stand-alone payments business.
And some pundits are speculating that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) might buy PayPal.
But they should be asking this question: Will Alibaba buy eBay?
Here’s why a deal would make sense for both companies…
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 26, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted 9 stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" to boost their portfolios in the fall months.
The commercialization of space is estimated to be worth more than $300 billion a year.
Over the past two decades, the role of private industry has grown as that of the government has shrunk, opening up new investing opportunities in the "final frontier."
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock rose 4% today, with Starboard Value LP reportedly buying up a large stake in the company.
The investment management firm’s decision is a positive development for YHOO, which had seen its shares tumble for most of the week on concerns that as it sheds its portfolio of overseas investments, the remaining core business will be valueless.
Dow Jones Industrial Average officials just made membership requirements for its elite index even more stringent, prompted by a surge in inversion deals made to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.
The committee overseeing the storied blue-chip benchmark just updated the definition for index inclusion. The classification now states that companies that conduct business in the United States, but are incorporated abroad, are not eligible for admission in the 30-stock index.
The Dow tweaked the language used in its process of accepting components into the coveted index to officially read that member companies must be incorporated and headquartered in the United States. Additionally, the United States must be a company’s largest revenue-generating country.
That means the new eligibility requirements clearly exclude companies that have moved overseas via inversion deals.
Investors looking for Chinese stocks to buy in 2014 got an amazing opportunity with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), the largest IPO in U.S. history, when it started trading Sept. 19.
While Alibaba (which is actually based in the Cayman Islands, not China) is the biggest player in the Chinese e-commerce market, it's not the only company with huge growth potential in the country.
Just last week, two major pharmaceutical companies announced that they are working together on a new Alzheimer's drug - and that's great news. But it may be a decade away from becoming reality.
But another biotech company is zooming ahead in the race for the cure - and its drug is in late-stage phase 3 trials.
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 19, 2014:Last week, U.S. market history was made when Alibaba debuted as the biggest IPO of all time. While we like BABA stock, it's not the only way to profit.
You can find all of last week's recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.
I believe McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) stock still has its best days ahead of it.
You won't hear it from the mainstream financial media, where a sense of doom and gloom over the company has settled in because of a 3.7% downturn in global same-store August sales - the worst since 2003.
But McDonald’s stock still makes one heck of an investment if you’ve got the right time frame.
The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.
Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.
Last week Microsoft </strong>(Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's </strong>(NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.
Signs of overvaluation and "irrational exuberance" abound in the market, and not surprisingly, it is most often seen in the run-up of stocks with which we have daily familiarity.
We hear incessantly of Facebook and Twitter - when not checking them ourselves.
That lends some validity to the exuberance, as a ubiquitous presence in our lives can feel like a lock for growth potential, or permanence in the marketplace beyond challenge.
The tech sector as a whole has the ability to deliver tremendous returns - we've seen it often - which makes it all the more critical to use a few tools to screen out stocks of perceived value so we can invest in the true winners... Full Story
Choosing the best stock to buy to play the commercial space race has enormous upside potential for investors.
That's because the private space industry is worth billions. Exemplar is news today (Tuesday) that NASA awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SpaceX - which is backed by Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk - a whopping $6.8 billion contract for its Commercial Crew program.
They called the Permian Basin the mother of all busts and buried it three decades ago - but they couldn't have been more wrong. Today, 27% of all of the oil rigs in the United States are currently operating in the Permian Basin.