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GoPro (Nasdaq: GPRO) Stock's Most Important, Overlooked Number

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) stock jumped as much as 8% in afterhours trading today (Thursday) after the company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12 for the third quarter. Analysts had been expecting EPS of $0.08.

As expected, GoPro's camera sales were strong and contributed to the earning's beat.

But as we've been saying at Money Morning since the GoPro IPO, the story with this company is not its camera sales.

There is another key figure that tells us more about this stock...

The Mobile Payments War Is Here - We Call the Winners

The arrival of Apple Pay means the mobile payments war will now seriously heat up.

The heft of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and the fact that it was able to bring so many major players on board, from the big banks to the credit card companies, has put a spotlight on mobile payments.

For investors, spotting the winners in the mobile payments war is a path to profits.

Apple is an obvious winner, but opportunities abound for many others as well...

The Biggest Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) Stock Catalyst Is This One Number

Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU) stock hit an all-time high of $237.55 this morning after yesterday's Q3 earnings report.

Baidu reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.79 on revenue of $2.203 billion. Analysts expected EPS of $1.69 and revenue of $2.22 billion. On a non-GAAP basis, BIDU had EPS of $1.90.

While those numbers are getting most of the attention, there's another number from the report that's most important. In fact, it's the biggest long-term catalyst for BIDU stock...

Why Ultimate Trailing Stops Are an Essential Investing Strategy

You've spotted an unstoppable, trillion-dollar trend. You've identified the stock that's set to benefit most and made a trade using the tactics that will squeeze the most profit out of it.

Nicely done.

Now it's time for the final piece of the Total Wealth strategy.

Mention the words "risk management" and most investors get a look that's somewhere between "bored" and "terrified." It's not that they don't want to control risk; they're just not sure how and they don't make it a priority.

Yet the most direct path to building a fortune is not losing your money in the first place.

All you really need is a handful of tools – which I'm going to walk you through one by one in the coming weeks – and the discipline to enforce them.

One you're probably already familiar with is a trailing stop. They're usually automatic sell orders set at a specific percent below the market price of the investment you hold or at some predetermined dollar amount of risk on a given investment. While people typically think of trailing stops as downside protection, in fact, they can be used to lock in profits, too. That's why I recommend using them on almost every investment.

But few people use what I call "Ultimate Trailing Stops."