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With a 37% gain in The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) since late July, we’ve done really well with our targeted investment in real estate.

And with very quick gains of 9% in Brazilian-food processor BRF SA (NYSE ADR: BRFS), 5.2% in South American agricultural play Adecoagro SA (NYSE: AGRO) and 1.6% in high-tech agribusiness player  Neogen Corp. (NasdaqGS: NEOG), we’re doing well with our plays on (pockets of) accelerating U.S. inflation.

Today we’re going to combine the two concepts and employ a very simple formula we believe will add to your profits…

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  • What Is the Strategas Lobbying Index?

    Just what is the Strategas Lobbying Index? Find out, and you'll be keyed into an investment tool has outperformed the S&P 500 Index for 15 years and running.

    As of 2012, the index had beaten the S&P 500 by 11% for 10 years straight, and 30% in 2012. It doled out an average annual return of 17.4% in both 2012 and 2013, compared to the S&P's 6%.

    "It's almost in the statistically hard-to-believe category," Strategas Research Partners managing partner said to Yahoo! Finance.

  • IPO Calendar 2014: These Two Tech Competitors Are Coming to Market

    The 2014 IPO calendar has been full, with 51 companies already filing for initial public offerings, up 143% from the same time frame in 2013.

    And these two similar tech IPOs have just joined the IPO must-watch list.

    They are both file-hosting services that offer customers cloud computing, they are both based in California, and they both share half a name. Now they're both planning to go public in 2014.

    Meet Box Inc. and Dropbox Inc.

  • J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Earnings Spark 16% Jump After Hours

    J.C. Penney Company Inc.’s (NYSE: JCP) 36-year-old tale will likely continue in tragedy today (Wednesday), as it is projected to report a $0.81 per share loss in its Q4 2013 earnings after the bell.

    That would notch a $239.15 million net loss, compared with a loss of $427 million, or $2.51 cents per share, in the same quarter last year, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters.

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  • Why First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) Stock Is Among Today's Biggest Losers

    First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) stock is down 12% today (Wednesday) after reporting Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share on revenue of $768 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.98 on revenue of $973 million.

    The adjusted earnings added $0.25 per share related to a recent agreement for First Solar to sell its facility in Mesa, Ariz. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) earnings were $0.64 per share, which was down from $1.74 the year before.

    Revenue for the full year 2013 was $3.31 billion – down 1.8% from 2012. Analysts at Zacks Investment Research had projected yearly revenue of $3.53 billion.

  • Why Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) Is a Buy, Despite Bad Earnings

    Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) will report Q4 2013 earnings Wednesday morning. Look for two recent events to depress TGT's numbers – which means if markets react negatively, investors can buy this solid retailer at a discount.

    Wall Street expects Target Corp. to report fourth-quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $0.80 on revenue of $21.46 billion, up $0.56 from the previous period, but down from $1.47 on revenue of $22.73 billion when compared to a year ago in the same period.

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  • Best Stocks to Buy Now: How to Play 2014's Most Profitable Trends Today

    Best Investments for the week ending Feb. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks slipped last week as markets reacted to a string of disappointing data from housing to manufacturing.

    For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.3% to close at 16,103.30. The S&P 500 Index lost 0.1% to end at 1,836.25. The Nasdaq tacked on 0.5% to end at 4,263.41.

    Following is a recap from last week...

  • Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) Earnings Update: Record-Breaking Quarter, and Promising Future on these Two Numbers

    Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) will report Q4 2013 earnings after closing bell today (Thursday). GRPN stock gained 1.2% in pre-market trading Thursday, despite projections of a slow quarter.

    The current Wall Street consensus expectation is earnings per share (EPS) gain of $0.02 per share on $718.67 million in revenue, compared to a loss of $0.01 per share in the same period a year ago.

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  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) Earnings Preview: Whether a Hit or a Miss, Don't Buy

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    Price: 78.04 | Ch: 0.48 (0.6%)

    Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will report fourth-quarter earnings before opening bell. A challenging retail environment and recent restructuring are likely to keep Wal-Mart from beating – or even meeting – expectations.

    That's just one reason investors should steer clear of Wal-Mart stock.

    The retail superstore has missed Wall Street expectations in three of the last eight quarters and averages a 1% stock loss in the week following earnings.

    This time around, it is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $1.37 on revenue of $130.55 billion, compared with a profit of $1.67 per share on revenue of $127.92 billion in the same quarter a year ago.

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  • Best Stocks to Buy: How to Play 2014's Most Lucrative Trends Now

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending Feb. 14, 2014: All three major benchmarks neared record highs last week, posting their biggest weekly gains of 2014.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.3% to end the week at 16,154.39. The S&P 500 Index tacked on 2.3% to 1,838.63 – within spitting distance of its 1,848.38 record close. The Nasdaq rose 2.9% to 4,244.03, its highest level in 13.5 years.

    But the best gains came from precious metals. Concerns about a flagging U.S. economy ignited renewed interest in gold and silver as reluctantly bullish investors hedged their bets.

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  • Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Soars on Earnings Beat

    Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock reached another all-time high yesterday (Tuesday) of $205.72 ahead of today's earnings report. TSLA stock has gained 516% since the beginning of 2013 and had set a previous high of $202.20 just one week ago.

    Analysts expect earnings per share (EPS) of $0.19 for Tesla, on revenue of $663 million for Q4. That revenue estimate is a 116% increase from the same quarter last year.

    For the full year 2013, analysts project EPS of $0.63 on $2.39 billion in revenue.

    Unlike many companies who report earnings, Tesla's profit will not be the main highlight.

    This is what 2014 holds for Tesla...