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February 2015 - Page 4 of 18 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

With 40% of Americans One Bill Away from Financial Disaster, What's Next?

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money and U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus, the U.S. economy is still not working very well for the average American.

According to a survey by, 40% of Americans say they are just one big bill away from financial disaster. That tells Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald that the government's efforts to rescue the U.S. economy have failed.

He said there's one figure he's watching this week that will show if there's much hope for Main Street at this point...

Mobile Deal Gives Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Its Next "Puzzle Piece"

Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson was spot-on with his latest Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock prediction.

The search engine giant is one step closer to tech world domination.

Yesterday's (Monday) announcement is exactly what Robinson was looking for - and why he's calling Google stock a "Buy"...

Stock Market Today Moving on Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony

Good Morning! The stock market today will be moving on news that Eurozone officials have accepted an extension of Greece's bailout program.

What to Watch Today: Investors' eyes will be glued to Capitol Hill, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify on monetary policy before the Senate. The appearance coincides with efforts by Senators from both sides of the aisle to strip the central bank of certain powers.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

What the "Miracle on Ice" Still Teaches Us About Wisdom and Wealth

Exactly 35 years ago this past Sunday, a group of young U.S. hockey players upset their "invincible" Soviet counterparts in a medal-round Olympic hockey game that we still remember today as the "Miracle on Ice."

As all of you know, I'm a big history buff. And I believe it's worth taking the time to study the events of the past – both to appreciate their relevance and to understand the great life lessons they hold for us.

Feb. 22, 1980's "Miracle on Ice" can certainly teach us much about wealth and wisdom.

I'm going to share some of what I learned from that game...

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) Stock Price Targets Up Ahead of Earnings

Hewlett Packard Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) stock is up more than 27% over the past year. The Q1 Hewlett-Packard earnings, due after the closing bell tomorrow (Tuesday), are unlikely to trigger a major share-price move – but they will tell us more about a big change coming soon…

You see, Hewlett Packard is set to split in two before the end of 2015. HPQ stock investors will want to pick out those segments in the Q1 earnings report for clues about the health of the separated companies.

Here's what investors need to know about the Q1 Hewlett-Packard earnings report.

DJIA Dips 23 Points Monday on Falling Oil Prices

The DJIA retreated from record levels Monday. The cause? Crude oil prices slipped again on concerns of oversupply.

In addition, Greece's government delayed until tomorrow its presentation of proposed economic reforms to its Eurozone partners.

Residential real estate took a hit today on news that purchases of existing homes fell 4.9% in January.

Here are the other top market stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

These Factors Will Reverse the Slip in Natural Gas Prices Today

Natural gas prices today (Monday) fell below $3 per million BTUs after a 6.9% tear over the last three sessions.

Despite the pullback, cold weather will drive up demand for weeks. But that's not the only factor ready to push prices higher.

Here's everything you need to know about where natural gas is headed...

Oscars 2015: 8 Best Picture Nominees, Only 1 Box Office Hit

Oscars 2015 reiterated how being a box office hit does not guarantee a Best Picture nod…

Only one film out of the eight Best Picture nominees in last night's 87th Academy Awards was among the top ten highest-grossing Oscar-nominated movies of the season: "American Sniper." In fact, the other seven Best Picture nominees made less combined than "American Sniper." U.S. sales for the other nominees totaled just $620.729 million, compared to $319.607 million for the Clint Eastwood-directed "Sniper."

Here's how the eight Best Picture contenders rank sales-wise among this year's nominees, plus the ten Oscar-nominated movies that really drove box office sales this season...

"Non-Oil" Energy Investment Is Exploding

"Non-oil" energy investments have become incredibly attractive. Smart money is pouring in. There are two keys to a winning "non-oil" investment approach.

One has to do with technical breakthroughs, while the other revolves around increasing the efficiency of the end-usage.

Both involve impressive profit opportunities. Here's everything you need to know...