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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 15, 2014: Last week for Money Morning Members we highlighted five of the most promising stock picks across three of today's fastest-moving sectors.
Two are plays on booming Chinese e-commerce growth, two are picks in the semiconductor industry (which just notched global sales of $26.86 billion in May), and one taps into the more than $13 billion-per-year real estate advertising industry.
We also recommended two tech stocks to buy that are poised for additional growth, and compiled a list of dividend-paying stocks that just hiked their payouts.
You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.
Money Morning's Latest "Best Stocks to Buy" List
- Mainland China has leapfrogged the United States to become the biggest e-commerce market on Earth. Online shopping spending in China reached $298 billion last year, easily surpassing U.S. sales of $263 billion. According to German research firm yStats, China's consumer e-commerce market soared more than 60% in 2013. The best part is there's more growth ahead. "China is still very much an online market in development – meaning the profit opportunities are huge," Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III said last week. He recommended these two Chinese e-commerce stocks he predicts will soar with the country's growth – one is a car pricing site that posted a huge earnings beat last week, while the other is a diversified approach to the industry…
- On Wednesday, Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson took a look at the $3.5 billion Zillow/Trulia deal announced in late July and saw a huge opportunity for investors – and it's neither Zillow nor Trulia. You see, as big as the two real estate sites are, even combined they are not enough to lock down the $13 billion that will be spent in online real estate advertising. There's still plenty of room for competition – especially for players that offer niche services the Zillow/Trulia cartel doesn't have. Robinson has identified the perfect challenger – its stock is good for a near-term pop of 48%…