Best stocks to buy roundup:Last week, we highlighted the "best of the best" stocks for Money Morning readers to boost their portfolios ahead of the New Year.
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has had a dismal 2014, down 24.1%. Now, AMZN isn't just hurting shareholders, it's also weighing heavily on some tech ETFs.
While AMZN has been falling all year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 4.7%. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are up 10.8% and 8.9% in 2014.
As AMZN continues its 2014 slide, investors can avoid the tech ETFs that invest heavily in the e-commerce giant. In fact, there's a competitor to Amazon that's boosting tech ETFs now.
The only noteworthy thing to take notice of with Groupon earnings: don't buy its stock.
Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) reported a mixed earnings season for third quarter.
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The Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) launch of Apple Pay last week has already achieved more than any mobile payments system before it.
Apple Pay has people taking mobile payments seriously. But Apple Pay won't be alone.
This is the start of a great mobile payments war. The combatants will include credit card companies, big tech companies, and major retail chains.
Warren Buffett famously said at the height of the financial crisis that you only know who's been swimming naked when the tide goes out.
Unfortunately for him and his shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway, it appears that one of the Sage of Omaha's biggest holdings, IBM Corp., has been skinny dipping for a long time.
Some astute observers such as Stanley Druckenmiller, Doug Kass, and Fred Hickey, the editor of The High-Tech Strategist, have been warning for months that IBM's business and balance sheet were deteriorating.
The stock market, however, was happy to ignore these warnings and instead allow itself to be fooled by massive debt-financed stock buybacks that were propping up the company's shares.
The wearable technology industry is growing at an explosive rate, and is quickly becoming part of our everyday lives. In fact, the research firm Canalys recently claimed wearables will be a "key consumer technology" by the end of this year.
And now, we've found the sector's best investment. It's a broad play on the entire industry.
The bears are out in full force trumpeting the news that there's a tech bubble, and the steep decline has started.
As of today's opening, the Nasdaq Composite has dropped 7.3% in just over three weeks. That drop followed an incredible run where the index climbed 28% from September 2013 through September 2014.
But according to Money Morning experts, this is unequivocally not a tech bubble.
If you couldn't get a piece of the largest IPO in history a couple of weeks ago, you weren't alone.
The Alibaba IPO will go down as the greatest wealth opportunity of a generation – but only about 4% of the $25 billion worth of stock went to individual investors.
Wearable tech is expected to grow 78.4% through the end of 2018. If we want to get on the road to wealth that tech provides, then this is a sector we must cash in on.
But I don't want us to get hurt by messing with risky stocks.