In addition, the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to taper or not remains at the forefront of investors' minds. Friday's August jobs report might provide more clarity on the central's bank next move, which will be shared - or again teased - at the Sept. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
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Some investors think Wall Street chaos is a sign to bail on stocks, not to load up on the best stocks to buy when things go south...
These are the investors who left the markets last week amid the latest antics: the Goldman Sachs trading glitch; minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting, which sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride; and the three-hour Nasdaq shutdown.
Brazil's allure may have faded, but that doesn't mean South America lacks prime investing prospects. And those opportunities recently got much easier to find now that four of the most promising economies in the region have banded together to form a powerful alliance...
The shale gas revolution in the United States just keeps getting better - especially if you know the best energy stocks to buy now.
This past spring the research group Potential Gas Committee raised its estimate of potential recoverable U.S. natural gas reserves significantly.
The group increased its 2010 estimate by 25.6% to 2,384 trillion cubic feet of gas. That is double the estimate of just 10 years ago.
That's why Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald spoke on Monday with FOX Business' Charles Payne of "Varney & Co."about just how low the stock market can go.
Fitz-Gerald looks at the stock market's support and resistance levels, and gives us a good picture of what to expect in the week ahead - and much more. He looks ahead to the Fed's Jackson "Black" Hole summit, and speculates on when the Fed's reindeer games will run out of gas.
It was a rocky week for markets- but if you know the best stocks to buy now, your portfolio is in good shape...
Last week, the Dow lost 2.23%, or 344 points, to finish at 15,081.47, and the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 2.1% to 1,655.38.
You see, Tuesday afternoon, in a single tweet, the legendary 77-year-old activist investor added more than $17.26 billion to Apple's market cap. At 2:21 p.m., pre-tweet, AAPL stock was trading at $475. Following the tweet, shares shot up to $494, before settling the day at $489.57.
While the big banks may have the attention of the Street right now, it's the smaller regional and community banks that are among the best stocks to buy now.
These small bank growth stocks are starting to show dazzling growth as their balance sheets improve dramatically. And they are still very early in the recovery cycle, so there is still plenty of time for individual investors to catch this train...
In case you missed last week's profiles of some of the best stocks to buy right now, here's an overview of the profit plays our Money Morning experts shared with members.
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani talked to FOX Business today about some of his favorite stocks to buy now.
Gilani targets some puffed-up stocks that are primed for shorting, and some overlooked gems ready for continued growth - including a stock that yields a secure 8.4%.
Want to know what Shah knows? Just watch the following video.
Here's what we learned in the past week on our regular hunt for the best stocks to buy now: investors have more access to biotech's best investments, earnings reports are clearly separating winners from losers, and cybersecurity is looking even more profitable than before.
First, let's start with earnings...
The purchase price was a rather steep $2.7 billion. That's $76 per share - a handsome 29% premium to the around $49 share price early Monday, before the deal was announced. Shares of FIRE are now trading at just under $76 a share.
If you're looking for stocks to buy, these shares have probably had enough fun for one night, but they may have found a decent support level.
Sourcefire has spurned suitors before, and dallied with its fair share of M&A activity - turning down a buy offer from Barracuda Networks, while acquiring antivirus companies Immunet and Clam AntiVirus in the last decade
An Ever More Urgent NeedAttacks on computer networks are, without exaggeration, ceaseless. There is at least one ongoing attack somewhere in the world at any given time. Sourcefire is one of many network security firms filling an increasingly vital niche.
Sourcefire's flagship product, FirePOWER, which is based on the open-source Snort intrusion detection system, is acknowledged to be among the best in the industry.
Snort itself is said to be the most widely deployed IDP technology on earth. One of the more interesting products is their Advanced Malware Protection, which analyzes malware attacks and works to predict and prevent even the very worst attacks.
It's this kind of killer, boutique technology that makes companies like Sourcefire so attractive to the big boys.
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald on Fox Business sorts the winners from the losers if the market slides 10% to 20%. He shows why a selloff is one of the best times to hunt for the right stocks…
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