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October 2014 - Page 3 of 24 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

GoPro Earnings Report: GPRO Stock's Success Not Tied to Revenue, Sales

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) stock is under the microscope today (Thursday) as the company reports earnings after the bell.

Analysts are expecting earnings per share (EPS) of $0.08, on revenue of $263.5 million. Those numbers will move the stock tonight and tomorrow, but there's a much more important long-term factor to watch.

In fact, this part of the company's future plans will dictate GPRO stock's long term success...

Understanding Gold's Massive Impact on Fed Maneuvering

Just about everyone knows Alan Greenspan. As central bankers go, he may just be the most famous ever. Even today, 1 in 6 Americans still think he's the current chair of the Federal Reserve.

As Fed chief from 1987 until 2006, Greenspan oversaw the latter part of the greatest stock bull market in history.

For that, some called him "The Maestro."

From other quarters, the names are far less flattering. Many blame him for inflating massive stock and real estate bubbles, resulting in financial devastation across the economy.

Well, these days Greenspan is acting rather schizophrenic. In fact, you won't believe what he's saying now, unless you understand where he's coming from.

Given the havoc its wreaking on market stability (while ostensibly doing the opposite), it's absolutely critical to look back at Greenspan's handiwork to try to make sense of today's Federal Reserve maneuvering...

FOMC Meeting: "It's All About Fairy Dust"

With the stock markets still a little jittery after this month's mini-correction, the statements that come out of this week's FOMC meeting (Federal Open Market Committee) will be even more cautious than usual.

"The Fed is all about fairy dust," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said in a Wednesday appearance on CNBC World, noting that the Fed really doesn't want to upset the markets right now.

See why CNBC World keeps inviting Fitz-Gerald back...

Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC, FB, and ORB News

Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will open just a notch above yesterday's close, despite a rally in Europe. The markets are patiently waiting for an announcement after the close of the Fed Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. After the recent market slip – down 6.8% in less than one month – the big question is: "Will the Fed extend QE3?"

The most important number to watch today – besides the Dow – is the Federal Reserve's interest rate on fed funds, which will likely remain unchanged at a range of 0% to 0.25%.

Here's what else you should know - including your Tip of the Day - to make your Wednesday profitable: