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Hot Penny Stocks to Watch - From a Place You May Not Be Looking

Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.

Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.

That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...

Buy GOOG, Today's "Innovative King" of Tech

When Stuart Varney, host of FOX Business’ “Varney & Co. asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald to choose between Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) stock and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock, he didn’t hesitate for one instant.

“Google, without a question,” Keith said, noting that Google has of late surpassed Apple in the key metric of innovation.

Watch the video below Keith explain in detail why Google stock is the better buy right now.

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Best Stocks to Buy Now: Get 16 of Our Experts' Top Picks - for Free

Last week, Money Morning's best stocks to buy centered around tech stocks, including a "backdoor" play on the AT&T/DirecTV merger, a swooping defense tech stock that taps into the entire U.S. defense sector, and a leading semi-conductor stock that's ripe to buy right now.

We also scoured dividend stocks and penny stocks for some of the most promising investments those fields have to offer. And we showed readers how they can get ahead of the investment curve and avoid the pitfalls most investors don't, with just a few easy steps.

Get these, plus more, in our summarized list of last week’s best stocks to buy.

Here's How the U.S. Will Play the Russia-China Oil Deal

Pundits have been quick to label last week's mammoth gas deal between Russia and China as "historic."

That may be true. But the fact is there are a number of important elements in the $400 billion agreement that have yet to be decided.

For one, Moscow and Beijing have a fundamentally different view of what the delivery pipeline should look like. China wants two pipelines, while Russia is interested in a single line that China would have to share with South Korea and Japan.

The issue, as with everything else that is still up in the air, revolves around cost and revenues.

The pipeline is going to cost at least $22 billion to build. But if Gazprom has to run two satellite lines just for China, it will cut into already strained profit margins.

Meanwhile, if additional contracts with Korea and Japan require separate pipelines, another set of major capital expenditures would emerge.

Even if the pipelines are funded with pre-payments on deliveries (which amounts to an advanced credit), that would simply lock Gazprom into specifying a fixed price up front for the initial multi-year consignments.

This is a big problem, especially where the price has yet to be finalized…

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Takes Aim at Rivals at WWDC

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any sexy new hardware at its annual developer's conference today (Monday), but what was discussed tells us a lot about the company's long-term strategy.

It appears that as Apple CEO Tim Cook has watched rival hardware makers using Google's Android copy the iPhone and iPad, he has realized that trying to stay ahead of the competition by dreaming up more new features that will be quickly copied is not the answer.

That's why the features revealed at WWDC focused on the one advantage Apple knows its rivals can’t easily copy…