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Could MercadoLibre Be a Millionaire Maker Stock?
Most investors would jump at the chance to go back in time and lay out some of their hard-earned cash for a life-changing investment. Sure, there's the occasional overnight sensation, but most successful companies do it the old-fashioned way, by making the right decisions over a period of years. Examples abound, including online store Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), digital payments specialist PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), e-commerce enabler Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), and merchant services provider Square (NYSE: […]

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2 Stocks That Turned $2,000 Into $1 Million
If you want a financially secure retirement, you'll need to start investing to prepare for it. That's because, over the long term, stocks have appreciated at an annualized rate of about 8%, and over the past 10 years, the market's annualized returns have been even higher -- around 11%. SPY data by YCharts That's far more than you'd gain if you stuck your nest egg in CDs, T-bills, or any other low-rate, safe-haven asset -- let alone the negligible interest rates you'd earn if you left that money […]

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Uh-Oh! 1 in 6 Vape-Related Lung Illnesses Were Caused by a Legal-Market Purchase
Marijuana stocks have had quite the tumultuous past year. Near the beginning of 2019, the industry was viewed as being on the cusp of profitability, with sales ramping up in Canada, derivative products set to hit the market later in the year, and legalization momentum building in the United States. But by year's end, cannabis stocks had endured a steep nine-month downtrend once a fiery first quarter ended. To our north, Canada has been contending with supply issues since day one of legalization […]

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Britain's Third Rocket Company Names Its First U.S. Customer
If you're a fan of the growing business of space exploration, you've probably heard of Virgin Galactic -- Sir Richard Branson's pioneering venture to send tourists to space aboard space planes, then land them back on Earth. Slightly less well-known is the fact that Branson has evolved that idea to also create Britain's first "rocket company" for commercially launching satellites into orbit -- appropriately titled Virgin Orbit. Now it's time for us to meet Britain's third entrant into the […]

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58% of Investors Expect a Recession in 2020. Here's How to Prepare for One
The fact that the economy has been fairly strong of late is a good thing. Or is it? The nature of our economy is such that what goes up tends to eventually fall back down -- meaning, we can't discount the possibility that 2019's stock market rally will slowly but surely give way to a downturn at some point in 2020. In fact, 58% of investors say a recession is likely in 2020, reports Fortune Magazine. If you're worried about how you'll fare financially if the economy takes a turn for the worse, […]

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This Is the Average Social Security Benefit Check Following the Latest COLA
Every October, tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries wait on the edge of their seats for the most important announcement of the year. You see, the second week of October is when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases September's inflation data, providing the last piece of the puzzle needed to calculate Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the upcoming year. Social Security's COLA is, in nominal terms, a "raise." It provides a monetary boost for Social […]

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3 Surprising Stocks Hitting New Lows This Week
Wall Street's roaring these days, picking up where last year's gains left off. The S&P 500 is now up 33% since the start of last year, but that doesn't mean every investment is paying off these days. There were more than 120 stateside exchange-listed stocks hitting new lows last week. Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE), Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB), and Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE: SIX) are some of the more surprising stocks that just hit fresh 52-week lows. Let's dive into why the market has cooled […]

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Disney Will Reach 100 Million Subscribers by 2025, and It Will Still Be Less Than Half the Size of Netflix
Though it's been around for more than a decade, video streaming is just getting started. The concept was popularized by Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), which debuted its streaming service in 2007. Since then, competition has ramped up considerably, but Netflix has been able to maintain its lead. The streaming giant's domination isn't likely to change any time soon, but Disney (NYSE: DIS) will move quickly up the ranks and capture the most new subscribers over the coming five years, according to new […]

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6 Money Moves You Can Make in an Hour to Improve Your Financial Health
We often think of money management as a time-consuming process that you need to clear your schedule to implement. But you can substantially improve your financial life in an hour or less. The following six money moves each take no more than 10 minutes, and will put you on the path to a financially healthier future. You could even check all six of these tasks off your list this weekend, and wake up Monday feeling accomplished. 1. Set up an automatic transfer to savings You know the importance of […]

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The iPhone’s Roaring Comeback in China Is a Bullish Sign for Apple Stock
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has hit the sweet spot with the iPhone 11. There are reports that the latest generation iPhone became the fifth-most popular smartphone in terms of sales during the third quarter of 2019 just days after its launch. And now, it has emerged that the iPhone 11 has helped Apple make a terrific comeback in China. Image Source: Apple. Apple witnesses a juicy jump in Chinese shipments Based on data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), Reuters […]

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