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October 2013 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

This $1.7 Trillion Industry Will Turbocharge the U.S. Economy

Barron's recently predicted that over the next 20 years, "the U.S. economy is likely to grow less than 2% a year, down from 3% or better since World War II."

Citing the work of prominent Northwestern economist Robert J. Gordon, Barron's predicts a long era of slow growth, market turbulence, and – of particular concern – the ongoing displacement of middle class jobs due to technological innovation.

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Why LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) Is the Dark Horse of Social Media

As we've seen in the past few years, not all social media stocks have been successful investments…

Online game-maker Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) started trading at $10 a share in 2011, then tumbled 7.75% to $9.25 in just four hours of trading. It never recovered, and in June, the company announced it was cutting 520 jobs. Now Zynga shares are trading at $3.69, compared to a high of $14.69.

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Investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock After Q3 Earnings

Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has surged 91% this year, leaving the drama of its initial public offering (IPO) behind – but has this rise run its course?

The Q3 earnings report released yesterday (Wednesday) gives us some clues…

FB stock surged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the social media giant announced a third-quarter profit of $425 million, or $0.17 a share.

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The "Painful" Truth About Diversification

Portfolio diversification is one of the most widely advocated concepts in investing. Almost all financial planners recommend it.

But it's also one of the most misunderstood concepts.

Traditional diversification isn't a real-world way to create big wealth.

Warren Buffett certainly understands this, as you'll see.

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Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Round-Up

Money Morning's best stocks to buy last week hinged on several key third-quarter earnings reports that had a big impact on markets.

Lifted by a barrage of encouraging data, the Dow and S&P 500 Index logged their third consecutive week of gains. The Dow jumped 1.11%, the S&P climbed 0.88%, and the Nasdaq added 0.74% for the week. All key sectors of the S&P ended in positive territory, boosted by telecoms and utilities.

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Stock Market News Today Focuses on FOMC Meeting Outcome

Stock market news today, Oct. 30: Stocks are fairly steady today as investors await the Federal Reserve's next decision on whether to taper its massive bond-buying program, with general expectations being that tapering will be delayed until 2014 amid the recent onslaught of more negative economic indicators.

For several months, investors have had difficulty deciphering how the Fed will pare back this stimulus program, and confusion persists today. Some say tapering may begin at the next Fed meeting in December, while others are predicting next January or March.

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