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Last week at Money Morning our experts highlighted eight of the top stocks to buy now to pad your portfolio before 2014 comes to an end.
Our Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson likes a stock that's making waves in the diet and exercise sector - just in time for the holiday season. The company's recent earnings were a real shocker, and Robinson says that's just the beginning for this med tech company.
Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon shows investors the value in Chinese stocks - and why Wall Street naysayers have it all wrong. And our Global Resource Specialist Peter Krauth has four currency picks that take advantage of China's burgeoning yuan and Russia's slumping ruble.
You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our latest list of the best stocks to buy now.
Money Morning's List of Top Stocks to Buy Now
- Exercise and nutrition is a $60.5 billion industry in the United States. And with a handful of food-rich holidays on the horizon, Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been on the lookout for a way to invest in the sector that best aligns with his mission to build wealth through technology. Last week, Robinson came up big. He found a medical technology firm that uses controlled cooling to eliminate unwanted body fat in a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure. The company just released third-quarter sales that climbed 55% compared to the same quarter a year before, and 15% above expectations. After examining the company's track record and balance sheet, Robinson believes this is a tech stock that "could easily double in the next three years"...
- Most investors think of real estate investment trusts (REITs) as ways to invest in properties like shopping centers, office buildings, and apartments. They make cash dividends through the rent collected on those holdings. But there's one REIT that's even better for investors right now - and it offers a completely different source of profits. You see, instead of leasing shopping centers and the like, its primary focus is communications real estate. Sites are rented out to government agencies, wireless data providers, and radio and TV companies. That means it can take advantage of the mobile commerce boom - an industry that's risen 47% compared to the year-ago period. Forecasters at IDG estimate total global sales of mobile devices will hit 1.48 billion units this year. By 2018, that'll increase 44.5%...