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U.S. Stock Market Slump Is a Chance to Buy

The past couple of weeks have been rough on the U.S. stock market, with all indexes down from their mid-September highs.

So is now the time to take profits and throw in the towel?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald doesn't think so. In fact, Fitz-Gerald says he wouldn't mind seeing the U.S. stock market dip a little lower to make his picks even cheaper.

To find out where Fitz-Gerald sees the best buying opportunities right now, check out this video.

U.S. Dollar

Will a Rising U.S. Dollar Keep Climbing?

The rising U.S. dollar has climbed to a four-year high – but will it continue?

Appearing on the CNBC program "Street Signs" this morning (Wednesday), Fitz-Gerald explained that wobbly economies in places like Japan and Europe will force central banks elsewhere to further weaken their currencies with U.S. Federal Reserve-style easing programs

In this video, Fitz-Gerald takes a detailed look at the rising U.S. dollar and what it means…

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Top News

Why the Stock Market Today Is Jittery Over the Hong Kong Riots

Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.

Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong…

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Alibaba

Why Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Is a Buy

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock has been hovering around $90 per share today (Monday), the stock's second full day of trading. At that price, BABA stock is trading up more than 32% from its offer price of $68 per share. But according to Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, those gains are just the start for BABA stock.

Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney and Co." today and detailed exactly why he's recommending Alibaba stock now. Here's what he has to say about the "Internet company of the world."

Plus, find out another way that Fitz-Gerald is investing in Alibaba now…

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Top News

Burger King's (NYSE: BKW) "Tax Inversion" Deal Will Payoff for Shareholders

Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) is up nearly 25% today (Monday), following news that the company is negotiating the purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI).

The move would create the third-largest fast-food company in the world, and would allow Burger King to move its headquarters to Canada – thus avoiding the high corporate tax rates of the United States. There have been more than 50 similar "tax inversion" deals in the last decade.

By leaving, Burger King is just doing exactly what the government "mandated that they do," and that could pay off big for shareholders…

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The Fed

FOMC Meeting Minutes Show the Fed Is "Making Things Up as They Go Along"

Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined CNBC's"Closing Bell" program yesterday and said the newly released Fed meeting minutes show that one thing is clear: The Federal Reserve is just "making things up as they go along."

Even more unnerving – the Fed's ridiculous conclusions have triggered some concerning moves in the markets.

Take a look:

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Why Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer's "Statement of the Obvious" Is Infuriating

Today (Monday), Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer conceded in a speech in Stockholm, Sweden that global recovery and growth have been "disappointing" since the Great Recession hit in 2007. Janet Yellen's No. 2 went on to warn listeners that these so-far weak economic recoveries may point to a permanent downshift in the world's top economies like the United States, China, Germany, and others.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business'"Varney & Co."this afternoon to weigh in on Fed Vice Chairman Fischer's comments.

Watch the video to find out why Fitz-Gerald called Fischer and the Fed "delusional"…

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Trend Watch

Our Take on Carlos Slim's Three-Day Work Week

Mexican business magnate and second-richest person in the world (behind former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates) Carlos Slim hit the headlines yesterday (Monday) when he shared a radical theory about revolutionizing the work week.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."for a roundtable discussion on Carlos Slim's proposal.

Here's what Carlos Slim suggested, and the debate he sparked…

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