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Stock Market Today: Heading Higher into Stocks' Biggest Month

Stock Market News Today, Nov. 27: U.S. stock futures today are headed for yet another record-breaking session as stocks are up across the board ahead of tomorrow's holiday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 is up about 0.3% at 1,807 points and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 0.2% to 16,101 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index is up 0.5%, marking a high of 4,039 today.

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Three "Insider" Stocks to Buy Now

Insider buying has been proven to have significant predictive power for stock prices – which is why we like to make a list of possible "insider" stocks to buy.

No one knows more about the condition and prospects of a business than the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO). When insiders like them buy stocks in the open market of the companies they control, the stock often outperforms the broader market for the next several years.

According to Nejat Seyhun, a professor and researcher in the field of insider trading at the University of Michigan, when insiders are buying shares in their own companies, the stock tends to outperform the total market by 8.9% over the next 12 months.

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Investing Tips

The 8th "Spark" Could Ignite a 1,300% Gain - Here's How to Find It

We've already reviewed a number of the seven catalysts, or "sparks," I look for in a company before I recommend it to subscribers of my Small-Cap Rocket Alert.

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Finding just one of these "sparks" can lead you to extreme upside potential… But identifying two or more "lighting up" the same stock is even better.

So today I want to give you an eighth spark – one that just unveiled a potential 1,300% biotech gain for my readers last week. Then I'm going to show you how to find it on your own.

It's easy, once you know how to read this form...

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Stock Market News Today: Gains Slip After Icahn Warning

Stock market news today, Nov. 18: The Dow ended up today but fell short of 16,000 after bearish comments from Carl Icahn.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.1% to 15,976 points, hitting a high of 16,030 earlier in the day. The S&P 500 closed down about 0.4% at 1,791 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 1% at 3,949.

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Trend Watch

Activist Investors Will Be Targeting More Stocks - Meaning Higher Share Prices Ahead

This year activist investors have been busier than ever, but they're just getting started.

That's because conditions in the market right now couldn't be any more ideal for activist investing, and the hedge fund managers who do this sort of thing are not known for letting opportunities go to waste.

The man who wrote the book on activist investing, Carl Icahn, said as much in a Nov. 4 statement to Icahn Enterprises LP (Nasdaq: IEP) shareholders.

Here's how...

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The Best Plays in the Stock Market Right Now

The bull market has continued this week – the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new record high yesterday, closing out at 15,744, and the S&P 500 is just a point below an all-time high at 1,770.49.

While there are a lot of boats lifted by this rising tide, not every stock is a winner…

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The Biggest News from the Stock Market Now

Yesterday (Tuesday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on CNBC World to talk over the biggest news from the stock market now.

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new record high at 15,746.88, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,770.49 (a 0.43% rise since yesterday). The rising markets are indicative that investors believe the U.S. Federal Reserve will see the data and choose to continue with its interest-rate lowering quantitative easing (QE) program.

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4 Drug Stocks to Buy Now to Capitalize on Emerging Market Growth

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a developing country with a rising middle class must be in want of a higher standard of living.

In other words: Emerging economies want more stuff, they want better stuff, and they're willing to pay for it… and this is as true for medicine as for luxury cars and Levi's.

That's why these economies are driving the bulk of growth in the global pharmaceutical market.

We've identified the handful of companies best-positioned to take advantage of this...

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Stock Market News Today: Why These Stocks Are On the Move

Stock market news today, Nov. 4: Stocks are kicking off this Monday on a positive note. Investors will keep an eye on Friday's jobs report that could deliver clues on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will taper its bond-buying program.

In other economic indicators, factory orders for September were roughly in line with expectations.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is up about 0.17% at 1,764 points, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 0.1% to 15,629 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index (INDEX Nasdaq: .IXIC) is up 0.2% at 3,929.

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