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How a Stock Market Crash Would Thin Out These Upcoming IPOs

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Even companies that have not yet gone public are suffering from the prospect of a full-blown stock market crash.

In particular the so-called "unicorns" - startups with valuations of $1 billion or more - face a major shake-up. Venture capitalists have already started to warn that they won't be as loose with their money as they have been.

Here's how this will affect the biggest startups, and what it means for IPOs in 2015...

How to Cash In with Google and Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL)

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I've been saying for some time now that Wall Street and the mainstream media need to take a decidedly different view of Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).

With the market tumbling this week, more than ever, we need to be on the hunt for quality stocks - ones that can beat this sideways market. And now that Google has announced a new corporate structure, complete with a new name, it's poised to crush the market over at least the next three years.

Today I'll show you how to play it...

Two Tactics for Bigger Biotech Investing Profits

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Over the past six months, we've seen the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, an indicator for the entire sector, take some wild swings up and down, often by as much as 10% from week to week.

That's in stark contrast to the previous half-year, when we experienced a relatively steady upward swell.

This year's unsettling international headlines haven't helped. In just the last few months, we've battled doom-and-gloom sentiment on the debt crisis in Greece, currency manipulation in China, cratering oil prices, the burgeoning debt crisis in Puerto Rico, and the specter of a September rate hike from the Fed.

There is good news: This turbulence isn't insurmountable. And the simple tactics I'm about to share with you could dramatically improve your profits in this choppy market...

Warning: Silicon Valley Is Wrong About These High-Valued Private Companies

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According to The Economist, the top 10 highest-valued private equity companies are valued at $156 billion despite having revenue of only $4 billion.

This makes each of the 19.5 thousand employees they have on staff worth $8 million, according to Zerohedge.com.

Here's why that is so dangerous...

Your High-Profit Guide to the New "Convergence Economy"

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By any measure, we've experienced an extraordinary bull run, with the S&P 500 soaring as high as 2,134.72 since it bottomed out at 676.53 on March 9, 2009.

But the real story is in the catalysts that led the markets to better than triple over that relatively short time - the story beyond quantitative easing, cheap-as-free money, and tax breaks.

Rather, these extraordinary gains have come from a group of "hot spots" that have given rise to the creation of an entirely new economy.

Let's look at where those profits will come from in the weeks ahead...

What the Media Doesn't Get About Stock Market Bubbles

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Since the last bona fide financial bubble, the real estate and credit bubble of 2007 to 2009, it seems like every time anyone pays a few pennies too much for a stock, there is a flock of analysts ready to start crowing "bubble!" like so many birds on a wire.

I believe that any pundit who calls a sector or market a "bubble" when they really mean "fundamentally or technically overbought" should be banished from pontificating until the real bubble appears.

And the charts I have to show you prove it...

How Will the New CEO Affect Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock

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The regime change at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) isn't going to spark explosive gains in CSCO stock.

But CSCO stock isn't going to be hurt by it either.

Here's why it will be hard for John Chambers' successor to screw it up...

Bitcoin Value Today Surges on Buying from China

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The Bitcoin value today jumped 8.5% in 90 minutes as buying on Bitcoin exchanges in China surged.

The surge sent the Bitcoin price from $269.11 to $291.98, fell back to the mid-$280s then surged again to $295. That's the highest level for the price of Bitcoin since mid-March.

Here's why China is buying up Bitcoin faster than ever...

Ambarella (Nasdaq: AMBA) Stock Still a 2015 Top Pick Despite Sell-Off

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Our 2015 top stock picks list still features Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA) stock.

This is despite a week of panicked selling that, when all was said and done, sent the stock down more than 25%.

Well, it's rebounding and ready for another surge...

The Dumbest Tech Company Idea I've Ever Heard

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We just heard a bad idea for a tech company that tops them all: this one involves Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)...

A major media source recently suggested that Apple should drop one of its most popular products.

Here's the dumb advice we hope Apple doesn't take...

Uber IPO Date Could Be Delayed – But You Can Make Money Now

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Halfway through the year and still no clear timeline on when to expect an Uber IPO date - but you can still start to make money on this year's best new tech stocks...

During the first part of 2015, investors expected that an Uber IPO would be the year's hottest tech offering.

The consensus view is that an Uber IPO is in the offing - just not yet.

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Buy This Top Technology ETF to Profit from Semiconductor M&A

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One of the best-performing subsectors in tech can be played with this technology ETF.

Additional gains are expected in this industry in 2015, thanks to growth prospects and M&A activity.

Keep reading for the best tech ETF to buy to play the industry's growth and M&A wave.

$10 Billion China Investment Is Just What Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock Needs

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Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) stock isn't roaring ahead on an announcement that the network giant would pour $10 billion into a Chinese expansion initiative.

But this is still good news for a company whose biggest challenge is defending its already remarkable market share.

Here's why this move solidified CSCO stock's role as a great foundational play...

A Great Overlooked Tech Stock "Disruptor"

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Last week I wrote about my foray into online dating.

But my "hot date" ended up being lukewarm. That's okay - the great thing about online dating is that it is easy to meet other people.

In fact, this reminded me of my days in the trading pits: If a promising opportunity didn't work out as hoped, you took the loss quickly and moved on - knowing there were lots of other opportunities out there.

In a world where folks are busier than ever, that ability to find new opportunities - to easily meet new people - is the big attraction to online dating. That's why it has become a $2 billion business.

And that leads me to an online site that might be a really good investment. I'll tell you about it here...

These Tech Shares Make Irresistible "Takeover Targets"

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Editor's Note: Investors are being treated to a huge year for buyouts and deal-making, with the numbers topping $406 billion across the market. In the red-hot games and entertainment segment, M&A activity is taking on a strategic quality that has the potential to ignite returns for investors who pick the right targets. Here to run down the best companies vying in the takeover stakes is Bill Patalon...

I'm going to start by letting you in on a simple-but-powerful investing secret.

And that secret is this: Never buy a company's stock just because you're betting on a buyout.

That's a poor, poor bet.

Now, if you have a stock where you've identified multiple potential catalysts - and a buyout is one of those possible big-gain triggers - that's a different story.

And today we're going to tell you about two stocks where a buyout is one of those potential big-profit triggers.

So let's get started...

These tech shares have multiple potential catalysts that could trigger huge gains, and a buyout is one of them. Here's an up-close look at two hot tech stocks...

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