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How to Play Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock After Yesterday's Sell-Off

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For most of the day yesterday (Tuesday), Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock was trading up.

That was, until news reports came out suggesting that the Internal Revenue Services was considering changes to tax rules governing spin-offs - fearing it could cut into the expected Alibaba windfall.

And while the news sent YHOO stock sliding, it illustrates a very important point for anybody who's looking to buy YHOO stock right now...

Why Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Should Take a Lesson from AOL

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One company investors should have their eyes on after this Verizon-AOL deal is Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO).

This Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) announced it was going to acquire struggling internet brand AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for $50 a share, or $4.4 billion. Yahoo could only dream for someone to come in and swoop them up.

Here's why AOL and Yahoo are more similar than you would think...

How Does Yahoo Make Money?

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The question about Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is not necessarily, "How does Yahoo make money?" but rather, "How does Yahoo still make money?"

Online advertising is a tough business to be in, especially when other bigger players are dominating. Yahoo is in trouble.

So, how does Yahoo make money now that the industry has shifted and they aren't one of the leaders? Here's how...

Is Yahoo Stock Worth Buying After Another Lukewarm Earnings Season?

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After Yahoo earnings yesterday (Tuesday), investors have to ask themselves, "Is Yahoo stock worth buying?"

The Yahoo stock price got a nice lift in pre-market trading today. Though, Yahoo earnings weren't a ringing endorsement for the company's ailing core business. But it's still worth a buy.

So why is Yahoo stock worth buying? We answer that here...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

This Yahoo Stock Price Driver Will Replace Alibaba by 2016

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By the end of the year, Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) will let go of its 15% stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).

What as of late been the most significant Yahoo stock price driver will no longer factor into the day-to-day trading decisions of investors buying and selling Yahoo. This sounds dire.

But post-spinoff, Yahoo will not be valueless. Here's why even now, as investors question Yahoo's future, Yahoo stock is still a buy...

Chinese Stock Market Plays Emerge Amid Growth Concerns

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The Chinese stock market has performed relatively well this year. But it's rushing headlong into an outpouring of China bears souring on the country's growth.

A number of other indicators - weak factory production, slowing car sales - have international investors questioning whether the so-called "Chinese Economic Miracle" is losing steam.

It hasn't, and Western analysts currently have these three stock picks wrong...

Why Yahoo Should Buy Jon Stewart (YHOO)

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Yahoo should buy Jon Stewart

Former interim CEO of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Ross Levinsohn thinks so.

Here's why this idea could gain some traction...

Yahoo Stock Price Crash Is Small Blip on Way to Future Gains

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The Yahoo stock price was hammered last week.

Already on a downward trajectory earlier in the week, it fell 6%, closing at $43.43. That is a three-month low.

The most disappointing part of this drop was that it really wasn't Yahoo's fault.

Here's what happened - and why YHOO will rise in 2015...

Yahoo Tax-Free Spin-Off Announced Amid Q4 Earnings (YHOO)

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Yahoo shareholders have finally got what they've been waiting for: a Yahoo tax-free spin-off.

Yahoo stock is up big in after-market hours today (Tuesday). At 4:30 p.m. EDT Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock was up more than 7%, above $51. This was not because Yahoo quarterly earnings impressed.

Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo: 3 Key Points from Book on YHOO CEO

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For Yahoo shareholders, Nicholas Carlson's Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! is a must-read.

This is especially true given how crucial Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) earnings are today - and how crucial the next year of Yahoo quarterly earnings is going to be.

Here are the three most important takeaways from this book...

Buy Yahoo Stock, Just Don’t Place Your Bets Solely on Mayer

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Those tempted to buy Yahoo stock because they see it one day dethroning the likes of Google or Facebook should be reminded of where Yahoo’s true value lies.

Especially since every small victory Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) seems to secure is invariably greeted as evidence that Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is successfully breathing new life into a struggling, once-great web portal and online services giant.

The truth is, the Yahoo turnaround has yet to happen. It’s a buy only because of this one share-price driver…

2015 Yahoo Stock Forecast: Why a 25% Gain Is Just the Start

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The 2015 Yahoo stock forecast will, at least, reward shareholders with a 25% gain.

That's because Yahoo stock has been moving in tandem with Alibaba stock since the Alibaba IPO.

But there are other factors that could push Yahoo beyond even that optimistic 25% figure.

Yahoo Stock News: Mobile Growth a Good Sign, but Not Enough for Long Term

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Yahoo stock secured a win in mobile ad revenue, according to a recent report.

It looks like Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is going to overtake Twitter in market share for mobile ads.

This is a welcome development. But will it help Yahoo with a true turnaround?

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