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Best stocks to buy for the week ending August 1, 2014: Last week saw the Dow slump more than 300 points on Thursday – but Money Morning Members weren't worried; they were prepared.
Our investing experts delivered a solid list of market winners, stocks that will thrive even amidst a market sell-off.
Our Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson told readers about a tech giant that has rolled out a groundbreaking new technology, making the stock one of today's best tech plays.
Also, we reviewed two stocks that are ripe for merger activity, plus picked a winner in the Twitter stock vs. Facebook stock debate.
We also highlighted the five best contenders for future Bitcoin IPOs. These companies will give retail investors the chance to get in early on the digital currency revolution.
You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy.
Money Morning's Latest "Best Stocks to Buy" List
- Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:
HPQ) is up more than 170% since bottoming out around $12 in November 2012 – and it's already up nearly 4% since Money Morning Defense & Tech Strategist Michael A. Robinson recommended it to readers on July 3. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman remains ruthlessly devoted to the bottom line. She continues to cut costs and employee overhead wherever possible. But Whitman is doing more than that. She's preparing for – and producing – the next generation of technological advances. HP calls it "The Machine." We call it the future of computing.
- More than $2 trillion in transactions have been announced in global mergers and acquisitions year to date – an amount not seen since 2007. Penny stock investors have been among the biggest winners in M&A activity because deals can result in huge share-price gains. For example, ZipRealty Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIPR) shares skyrocketed 122% on July 16, surging from $3.02 to $6.70, after real estate broker Realogy Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: RLGY) announced it would buy ZIPR for $6.75 per share. We've found two penny stocks that are prime candidates for the next big takeover. They're niche micro-caps with strong track records of revenue growth…