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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.

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    Will the Debt Ceiling be Good for Gold and Silver?

    Investors preparing for Washington's budget battle need to know: Will the debt ceiling be good for gold and silver?

    Thanks to recent legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, the debt ceiling could be extended until May 19. The bill now moves onto the Senate where it is expected to get the green light, then should be signed quickly by U.S. President Barack Obama.

    That gives investors time to prepare for what any budget decision - or indecision - out of Washington will do for their investments.

    While the bill leaves the government without a long-term budget strategy, investors ought to have a plan in place.

    One thing they can plan on is higher silver and gold, and here's why.

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