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While Washington Stews, You Can Cash In on the Biggest "Tax-Inversion" Deal in History

Back in June 2012, we recommended that you pick up shares of Big Pharma player Abbott Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: ABT). The reason: Abbott was planning to split in two at the end of the year, meaning folks who took our advice would end up with stakes in two companies for the price of one.

There was more than bargain-basement thinking at work here.

You see, these corporate breakups – known as spin-offs – have a habit of turning into market-beating profit plays. And the newly minted spin-off firms often end up as takeover fodder – also at big profits.

Abbott followed part of that blueprint.

  • These Industry Powers Have Never Been More Scared industry powers

    Many investors are holding their breath even as they hold out plenty of hope looking at the recently announced deal between Apple and IBM.

    The upside, many say, is unlimited because it's such a brilliant move.


    In fact, the deal reeks of desperation and unprecedented weakness.

    We've seen this playbook before... Full Story

  • AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs AAPL

    Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

    Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

    But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

    In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...
  • The Best Investments for Riding the Tech Stock Rally: XSD, FDN, FPX 20140521-tech-stocks

    Just weeks ago, the media was still talking about an alleged tech correction. But the Nasdaq has gained some 6.5% so far this year - and tech stocks will continue climbing for the rest of this year.

    Here are three ETFs for the tech subsectors I predict will do particularly well in this rally, so you can play the entire subsector with a single investment.

    So get ready to profit – it’s as easy as XSD, FDN, and FPX...
  • Why "Mr. Softy" Will Continue to Rebound

    Just under a year ago, Capital Wave Forecast Editor Shah Gilani said it was time to buy Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqGS: MSFT).

    It was a surprising call. The once-great software giant had become a moribund also-ran, and Wall Street clearly saw no future for the Redmond, Washington-based company.

    As is so often the case, Wall Street was wrong...

  • AAPL Leads These Three "Strong-Performing" Tech R&D Winners AAPL

    As someone who's been in the technology trenches for the past 30 years, I know well that spending a ton of cash on research does not guarantee profits or stock-price appreciation.

    What tech companies need are cost-effective research and development budgets - like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). But Apple isn't alone.

    We've found two other tech companies that also have mastered this strategy..
  • The CYNK Stock Trap: When to Ignore a 24,000% Gain CYNK

    Sometimes even a 24,000% gain can be a bad thing, especially if it involves a very dicey penny stock.

    CYNK Technology Corp. (OTC: CYNK) spiked from $0.10 in mid-June to a Wednesday closing price of $14.71 in less than four weeks. But according to publicly available data, CYNK has never earned any revenue and had lost $1.5 million as of the end of 2013. Oh, and the company has no assets, either.

    How could a penny stock like CYNK soar so dramatically, and who might be orchestrating it?

    That's what everyone wants to know...
  • Apple Stock Undervalued – Near-Unbreakable iPhone 6 Screen Will Spur Record Sales 20140710-Apple-stock

    Any previous estimates of iPhone 6 sales need to be tossed out.

    Evidence that Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) next-generation smartphone will include a virtually unbreakable sapphire screen will push sales far beyond earlier expectations, which means that Apple stock at below $100 is significantly undervalued.

    Apple clearly thinks it has a winner on its hands - it's ordering some 30% more units of the iPhone 6 units than it did the iPhone 5s last year.

    Here’s what this runaway hit will do for AAPL stock...
  • HPQ vs. IBM: Who Will Win This Clash of the Tech Titans? HPQ

    Today I'm refereeing a boxing match between two of the biggest tech legends around: International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ).

    I'm calling it the Clash of the Tech Titans. The prize? A big slug of profits for your investment portfolio...

    Luckily, we can predict a winner now...
  • Two Charts That Show the Bitcoin Market Is About to Take Off bitcoin

    While the Bitcoin market has had its ups and downs, what matters is that it is a major new technology that will disrupt the financial sector, and probably several others as well.

    And that means Bitcoin should follow the same dramatic patterns as other disruptive technologies - which, so far, it has.

    In fact, according to these charts, it's on the verge of a major move...
  • This Is the Bull Market Your Kids Will Be Talking About Bull market (2)

    With U.S. stocks at all-time highs in 2014, folks are wondering where prices can go from here. Granted, there will be periodic corrections and temporary market downturns.

    But I believe the conditions now in place could foster a bull market that could last 18 to 20 years, with much of it fueled by tech investing.

    And the investors who take advantage of it now will have a shot at life-changing wealth...
  • CFO Noto is Good News for Twitter Stock (NYSE: TWTR) Twitter stock

    Twitter stock (NYSE: TWTR) was up more than 4.5% on Tuesday morning after the microblogging company announced it appointed former Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) banker Anthony Noto as chief financial officer.

    The news comes less than three weeks after Twitter's June 12 management shakeup, when Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani resigned his position and shifted into a strategic advisor role. Twitter said the COO spot would remain vacant.

    Here’s what’s behind the appointment – and what it means for investors…
  • We Can Invest in Uber Before Its IPO

    Too many people view taxi service as nothing more than a pedestrian, everyday type of business.

    Those people would be very wrong...
  • Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere" GOogle stock

    Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.

    While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.

    Here's why.
  • Get Ready to Profit from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock's Encore Microsoft_CES_2009

    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...
  • Find the Hottest Tech Stocks to Buy with This Strategy divining rod

    I keep track of all the tech stocks that I recommend to you. The performance... the track record... is very important to me.

    Today, let's check my spreadsheet and pick one stock - NXP Semiconductors - to use as a "mini case study."

    With the easy-to-use investing strategy that I'm going to share with you, you'll be able to identify the best tech stocks to buy.

    And keep your footing on the road to wealth...