Best stocks to buy for the week ending July 25, 2014: Last week we gave readers two bioscience picks that are set to soar on positive diabetes drug trial results, highlighted four tech stocks and three tech exchange-traded funds, and told readers about a once-great software giant that will rebound on four specific catalysts.
We also weighed in on the recent surge in share price for gold mining stocks and provided a list of dividend stocks that increased payouts during the week ending July 18.
Get these, plus more, in our latest list of the best stocks to buy now...
Stocks to Buy
Some of the Best Pharma Stocks to Buy Now Are in This Overlooked Sector
There's nothing wrong with Big Pharma stocks, but investors need to realize they're not the only game in town. We're talking about a group of pharmaceutical stocks that possess an astounding 80% of the prescription drug market.
According to Money Morning’s BioScience Investment Specialist Ernie Tremblay, this group is an extremely profitable, and simple, way to play the pharmaceutical industry.And yet these stocks often get overlooked...
Get Ready to Profit from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock's Encore
With its Windows operating system installed on virtually all of the world's PCs, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) was the personal computer revolution in the 1990s. And MSFT stock went on a 9,000% ride.
But now, with its growth phase over, mainstream investors have forgotten all about this once-mighty tech giant.Here's why they're making a big mistake - and why MSFT is one of the best stocks to buy now...
These LNG Stocks Offer a New Way to Play the Energy Revolution
Throughout the United States' current natural gas boom, Money Morning experts have been recommending liquefied natural gas (LNG) stocks to capitalize on the U.S. energy industry's growth.
And now Executive Editor Bill Patalon has found a new way to profit from the LNG industry, which continues to grow in demand and production.See why these LNG stocks are a great way to play this sector...
Stocks to Buy: Intercept Pharma (Nasdaq: ICPT) Ready to Double
Usually the best stocks to buy have not already tripled in value within the past six months.
But then there's Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ICPT).
This biotech stock soared more than 500% in two days on the news its innovative and promising hepatitis drug obeticholic acid, or OCA, had a trial stopped early because the drug met the goals of the study.
Bulls have refused to be distracted by some negative news that has pushed the stock back under $300 in the meantime.The crazy thing is, Intercept Pharma could actually double from here...
Not All Pot Penny Stocks Took a Hit from the SEC
The recent boom in pot penny stocks almost seems too good to be true - and according to the Securities & Exchange Commission, it might very well be.
In the past few weeks, the SEC has been investigating several pot stocks-eight of which have now been temporarily suspended. According to the SEC, the suspended marijuana stocks were in violation of serious regulations, including instances of "manipulative transactions" and "unlawful distribution of securities."Here’s where that leaves the state of pot penny stocks today.
21 of the Best Stocks to Buy Now to Play Today's Market Moves
Each week our Money Morning experts dish out the latest profit plays – and asset-protection moves – for our Money Morning Members – all for free.
Last week, Money Morning’s best stocks to buy included a George Soros-inspired play that’s already doubled once. We also covered three tech investing strategies that promise tremendous upside and a new ETF that could be the perfect fit for a goldbug’s portfolio.
We scoured penny stocks for some of the most promising investments they have to offer, and came up with 6 penny stocks in two top sectors – healthcare and energy. We highlighted a dozen stocks on the elite “Dividend Aristocrats” list, and even weighed in on a Bitcoin retirement play.Get these plus more of our latest, best stocks to buy.
Stock Market Today Strikes a New Record on These Top Stories
Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.Here are the rest of the top stories from the stock market today:
Three Energy Penny Stocks Surging with Potential
Penny stock investing update: The world needs to invest some $48 trillion in energy through 2035 just to meet mounting global demand, according to a new study from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
In its World Energy Outlook series released Tuesday, the IEA said the current $1.6 trillion annual investment in energy must rise steadily over the coming decades to $2 trillion annually.What the report means for investors is clear: lucrative opportunities await in the energy sector.
Stocks Today Break Records Again – Here's the Top News
Stocks today were all up – the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the top stories:
Hot Penny Stocks to Watch – From a Place You May Not Be Looking
Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...
Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.
Best Stocks to Buy Now: Get 16 of Our Experts' Top Picks – for Free
Last week, Money Morning's best stocks to buy centered around tech stocks, including a "backdoor" play on the AT&T/DirecTV merger, a swooping defense tech stock that taps into the entire U.S. defense sector, and a leading semi-conductor stock that's ripe to buy right now.
We also scoured dividend stocks and penny stocks for some of the most promising investments those fields have to offer. And we showed readers how they can get ahead of the investment curve and avoid the pitfalls most investors don't, with just a few easy steps.Get these, plus more, in our summarized list of last week’s best stocks to buy.
Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) Stock Is a Tech Play to Make Before June 23
Right now, the semiconductor-equipment sector is booming, with worldwide sales of semiconductors reaching $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014.
The company that stands to benefit the most from this boom is already a market leader, making it one of the best stocks to buy now in the sector - and you won't find a better time to invest.This stock could double in three years. Let’s take a look…
Stock Market Close: Dow Up (Despite Weaker GDP) on These Top Stories
Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%And here are the top stories in the stock market today...
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%
Hot Stocks Today: AAPL, BBRY, HSH, and 9 More Movers
Featured on Thursday's hot stocks to watch list are couple of soaring smartphone companies, a climbing teen retailer, and a surging defense and security penny stock.Check out these 12 stocks on the move today, and find out what’s behind their action.
Dow Jones Futures Up Today Ahead of This Market News
Dow Jones futures today, May 29, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed to a 0.07% gain ahead of open today (Thursday). This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) slipped by 1% - much more than the 0.4% expected contraction.Here’s what will affect Dow Jones futures today, and other top market news…