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A New Class of Blue Chip Stocks for 2015

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Blue chip stocks are foundational investments that bring solid, safe returns for years. They're internationally recognized companies with strong financials, and they frequently pay dividends.

And even though investors are repeatedly given the same list of blue chip stocks, there are new picks that can bring the same types of legacy profits.

In fact, we've found three stocks that can now be considered blue chips. They'll be reliable foundational plays in 2015 and for the foreseeable future - even if you don't see them on other blue chip lists...

Wednesday's Hot Stocks to Watch: TGT, LOW, LB, and More

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Earnings season winds down this week, with a number of key retail players on tap to post numbers today.

Retailers already reporting Q3 results have had a mixed showing. Still, as we enter the make-or-break 2014 holiday season, retailers predict robust sales thanks to falling gasoline prices.

Here's today's list of hot stocks to watch, including six retailers and a cloud computing leader.

The Best Investments to Profit from Japan's Money Printing

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As long as Japan's government insists on money printing to try to stimulate its long-moribund economy, opportunities will abound.

The only question is how to find the best investments. Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who lives part of the year in Japan, shared several ideas with Stuart Varney on a Monday appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

In this video, Fitz-Gerald talks about how American investors can profit from what's happening in Japan, and what he considers the best investments...

Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Leave President Obama Nowhere to Hide

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President Barack Obama will be forced to make some kind of decision on the long-delayed Keystone pipeline within the next few weeks.

A Dec. 6 runoff election for a Louisiana Senate seat pushed a Keystone pipeline vote to the top of Washington's "to do" list. Both houses are expected to approve the legislation and send it to President Obama.

At that point, the president will no longer be able to delay a decision.

And he'll feel a lot of pressure to sign a Keystone pipeline bill...

Stocks to Buy: Should Investors Grab Some McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)?

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McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) has for years been one of the best stocks to buy because of its expansion into high-growth areas like China.

But today (Monday) MCD reported a 0.5% drop in global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months.

Once one of Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald's favorite stocks to buy, the fast-food chain's latest troubles have changed his views.

To hear more of Fitz-Gerald's thoughts on MCD stock - and whether he thinks Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is now among the top stocks to buy - watch this video.

This Shale Energy Stock to Buy Is Up More than 455%

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When considering which shale oil and gas stock to buy, it's easy to forget about the companies reaping the rewards of the shale energy boom without ever drilling a well.

One such company has seen its stock rise 455% since March 2009.

This company has found multiple ways to profit from the shale energy boom.

And several powerful catalysts will continue to push this high-flyer even higher...

Tech ETFs to Avoid as Amazon Tanks – and Two to Buy Instead

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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has had a dismal 2014, down 24.1%. Now, AMZN isn't just hurting shareholders, it's also weighing heavily on some tech ETFs.

While AMZN has been falling all year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 4.7%. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are up 10.8% and 8.9% in 2014.

As AMZN continues its 2014 slide, investors can avoid the tech ETFs that invest heavily in the e-commerce giant. In fact, there's a competitor to Amazon that's boosting tech ETFs now.

Check it out...