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Sharpen Your Pencil – And Put These Three Stocks on Your "Shopping List"

Ask any of our gurus for advice on how to survive a stock-market sell-off – or even a whipsaw period like the one we’re navigating now – and you’ll get a surprising answer.

Keep a shopping list ready, they’ll tell you…

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  • Biotech Stocks to Watch in 2014: Check Out Today's Biggest Movers

    Biotech stocks have delivered a healthy dose of returns to investors year to date. The iShares Nasdaq Biotech Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) is up a whopping 65% so far in 2014.

    That follows a 60%-plus return last year, far outpacing the 30% gain of the broader market. Some 81 biotech companies saw share prices more than double in 2013.

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  • Investing in Alibaba: How to Start Profiting Today, Before the IPO

    China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba is expected to go public later in 2014, but investors who want to profit from China's soaring e-commerce industry don't have to wait to make money.

    China's e-commerce industry is the second-largest in the world. It's on track to overtake the United States as soon as 2016, according to eMarketer.

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  • Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) Earnings Update: Record-Breaking Quarter, and Promising Future on these Two Numbers groupon

    Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) will report Q4 2013 earnings after closing bell today (Thursday). GRPN stock gained 1.2% in pre-market trading Thursday, despite projections of a slow quarter.

    The current Wall Street consensus expectation is earnings per share (EPS) gain of $0.02 per share on $718.67 million in revenue, compared to a loss of $0.01 per share in the same period a year ago.

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  • Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) Stock Wobbles on Troubling Earnings Hewlett-Packard

    While Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) stock is up an impressive 75% over the past 12 months, today's (Thursday's) earnings will tell us whether the tech pioneer can keep that momentum going in 2014.

    After stumbling several years ago, the company set up a five-year turnaround plan that is now in year two. Hewlett-Packard's earnings, scheduled for release after the market close Thursday, will tell us how well that plan is faring.

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  • Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion facebook buys whats app

    For Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em...

    In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook announced late Wednesday it's buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp in a $19 billion blockbuster deal.

    Here's what’s behind the hefty price tag…
  • Two Numbers Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Doesn't Want Investors to See Hands block view

    Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) new CEO Satya Nadella could bring the company what it's been missing, as we recently pointed out, but Nadella will have to tackle two very troubling numbers just reported for Microsoft.

    These are figures that give us a glimpse of what could prevent MSFT stock from climbing in 2014 following its 40.9% rise last year.

    These numbers were just released last week - and they're ugly.

    Here's the story...
  • Five Fascinating Tech Facts About the 2014 Sochi Olympics snowboard

    The 2014 Sochi Olympics is a story of record-breaking figures, including its $51 billion price tag, a new high of 98 total events across 15 winter sport disciplines, and a record 88 nations competing.

    But some of the most fascinating stories are these innovative tech contributions by companies at this year's Games.

    Here are five pieces of technology that make the 2014 Sochi Olympics a showcase for amazing advancement.

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  • "Star Wars" Series Keeps Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) Momentum Rolling yoda

    Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) announced yesterday (Thursday) that it has gained exclusive streaming rights to an animated "Star Wars" series from Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).

    NFLX stock climbed 1.7% yesterday and reached a record high of $439.35. DIS stock is up 1.7% today.

    The sixth season of the series "Star Wars: the Clone Wars" will be available to subscribers in the United States and Canada starting March 7. The first five seasons ran on Time Warner Inc.'s (NYSE: TWX) Cartoon Network.

    Netflix also announced that it will have exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Disney movies starting in 2016.

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  • Investing in Tech: We Sure Hope You Own These Three "Wealth Building Blocks"

    I get a lot of questions from you folks here at the Strategic Tech Investor.

    And the single most frequently asked query is this one:

    "Michael, what's the best way to get started as a tech investor?"

    I'll grant you: As questions go, that's probably the most basic one that you'll find.

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  • Bypass These Pitfalls to (Major) Profits in Bioscience Anyone who's very familiar with the bioscience/pharmaceutical sector will tell you investing in experimental drugs can be an object lesson in volatility.

    As the drugs progress toward FDA approval or denial, the stock prices of the companies backing them can be in for the same volatile ride.

    A stock's surge or decline is often premised on general assumptions about the likelihood of FDA approval.

    But within specific bioscience sectors, that likelihood varies... widely.

    That's why I wanted to navigate through some types of drugs that generate a lot of enthusiasm but often crash before delivery.

    That way you can avoid some of the downside risk of this often lucrative market...
  • Don't Fear the Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)-Time Warner Cable Deal Comcast-truck The proposed $45.2 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal will create a colossus within the cable industry bound to fill both consumer groups and regulators with dread, but it's not quite as scary as it looks. And the fact is, it just makes sense. Here's why the cable industry needed this deal to happen...
  • Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Is Soaring with More to Come Best Investments 2014 - TSLA

    Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock reached its all-time high yesterday (Tuesday) of $202.20 shortly after the market opened. That was after setting another record high on Monday of $196.

    TSLA stock has been on fire this year, up nearly 31% in 2014. More impressive, that rally has occurred during a market sell-off that's seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 dip 3.6% and 1.5% respectively.

    See why Nasdaq: TSLA could be one of the best investments for 2014...
  • Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock: Earnings Don't Tell the Whole Story Cisco Wall Street punished networking giant Cisco for only beating expectations by a penny when it reported earnings yesterday. But Cisco's short-term problems doesn't mean investors should write off the stock. When you dig a little deeper, you'll understand why Cisco is going to prove the naysayers wrong...
  • Profit from the Most Anticipated IPO in Years (Before It Hits the Market) China's Alibaba is a clear leader in the world of e-commerce and is a combination of PayPal, eBay, and Google all rolled into one.

    It accounts for more than 50% of online sales in China, the world's number two e-commerce market, and one that's on track to overtake the U.S. by the end of the decade.

    Analysts expect the company to go public as early as the end of this quarter. And investor interest is off the charts...

    That's why I want to show you how this massive interest in Alibaba can direct us to a tremendous profit opportunity before the IPO hits the market...
  • 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) Stock: What's Next After 28% Plunge 3D object

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) stock slumped as much as 28% Wednesday in reaction to disappointing preliminary 2013 earnings - a move Money Morning readers were prepared for.

    3D Systems cut its 2013 profit estimate to $0.83 to $0.87 per share, down from $0.93 to $1.03 per share. The company cited softer demand than expected for its consumer printers - even though demand for professional printers was stronger than expected.

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