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How Apple Plans to Challenge Netflix and Amazon

There’s been a lot of speculation about how Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) would eventually enter the streaming market in a challenge to market leaders Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN). Until now, Apple’s programming efforts have been modest, but reports suggest that the company plans to spend $1 billion this year developing original content, though how it would eventually offer that programming to consumers has been unclear. The […]

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  • Better Buy: Baidu Inc. (BIDU) vs. MercadoLibre (MELI)

    It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI), but both stocks have delivered market-beating gains for shareholders since their IPOs over 10 years ago. Even though Baidu continues to post impressive growth rates on the top and bottom lines, the stock is only up 27% over the last five years as investors ponder the potential consequences […]

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  • 3 Biotech Stocks With Major Incoming Catalysts

    These three biotechs will soon present clinical trial results that could send their share prices screaming in one direction or the other. This is an exciting time to own shares of Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG), TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX), or Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX). All three of these biotechs are presenting clinical trial results that could send their stock prices soaring, or […]

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  • Where Will Facebook Be in 5 Years?

    Over two years ago, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that in five years most of the content on the social networking platform (and its most shared content) would be video. At the time, Facebook Live had just gone global and was apparently a pet project of Zuckerberg, so his boast is understandable. It is now 2.5 years […]

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  • 3 Top Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now

    Investors looking to get the most bang for their buck ultimately will want at least a portion of their portfolios in technology issues, and here’s why: While the broader market, as represented by the S&P 500, has gained an impressive 16% over the past 12 months, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is up nearly 24%. That’s not a […]

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  • Earnings: 2 Hot Stocks to Watch Next Week

    Earnings season is just about ready to ramp up. As usual, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and PayPal(NASDAQ:PYPL) are some of the first hot stocks for investors to watch. The two companies are scheduled to report their third-quarter results next week. Though both stocks pulled back over the past three months (Netflix declined about 13% and PayPal fell 7%), investors shouldn’t underestimate the […]

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  • 3 Top Growth Stocks to Buy in October

    Savvy investors are always keen on finding the next big growth stocks. That’s because growth stocks have been the biggest driver behind the stock market’s massive gains over the last decade. While the S&P 500 is up about 326% since the market bottom during the financial crisis, growth stocks have done even better, as the iShares Russell 2000 […]

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  • Better Buy: Gilead Sciences (GILD) vs. Pfizer (PFE)

    This has been a strange year for Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), and investors are right to wonder which stock makes more sense at the moment. Pfizer practically wrote the book on big acquisitions but has recently shifted gears to focus on its own new drug candidates, as its longtime CEO waves goodbye. Pfizer’s moves don’t seem […]

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