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Joshua Rodriguez

Joshua Rodriguez has worked in the investing and finance industry for more than a decade. Outside of investing, he enjoys fishing, boating, and enjoying the water in general with his wife, son, and daughter. To learn more about Joshua, follow him on Twitter or visit his website, Alpha Stock News.
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5 Best Cannabis Stocks to Buy in 2020

With Canada legalizing cannabis for adult use in 2018 and many U.S. states doing the same, investors are flocking to cannabis stocks. Investing in emerging markets comes with risk but also great potential rewards. What are the best cannabis stocks to consider today? Here are several promising options.
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5 Best Biotech Stocks to Buy in 2020

Getting involved in new medical technology under development can be incredibly fruitful. Opportunities are born every day, but not all biotech stocks are created equal. What are the most attractive biotech stocks in 2020? Here are several to consider.
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Pure-Play Stocks – What They Are & Why You Should Invest in Them

Pure-play stocks represent companies with a singular focus — instead of diversifying, these companies focus on dominating the market for a single type of product or service. Are such companies good investments? What should you look for when considering a pure-play stock? Learn more here.
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Investing in Stocks vs. Bonds – Differences to Consider

Stocks and bonds are some of the most widely known investment vehicles on the market today. Unfortunately, unless you seek a degree in a financial profession, you don’t learn much about them in school.
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Is Stock Diversification Actually Important for Your Investment Portfolio?

There’s an ongoing debate about whether diversification is the key to long-term investing success or simply waters down the returns of more successful investors. Is diversification a virtue or a vice? Learn both sides of the debate so you can decide for yourself.
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5 Best Tech Stocks to Buy in 2020

The technology sector is one of the most popular among investors, and for good reason. Without technological innovation, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and there’s little chance it’s going to stop anytime soon. Here are the most attractive tech stocks to buy in 2020.
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5 Best Energy Stocks to Buy in 2020

Although an important part of the global economy, investing in the energy sector can prove to be risky because of economic headwinds combined with supply-and-demand uncertainties. Which energy companies are the most attractive investment opportunities in 2020? Here are several to consider.
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5 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy in 2020

Many investment moguls give themselves exposure to the consumer staples sector, which includes many companies that are household names and make everyday consumer products.  What are some of the most attractive consumer staples stocks in 2020? Here are some choices to consider.
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45 Financial Terms Every Investor Needs to Have in Their Vocabulary (List)

Investors have their own language. When you decide to start investing, it’s best to learn the lingo as quickly as possible to help you understand market news and analysis. Learn to speak the language of investing with this glossary of terms every investor needs to know.
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Fundamental vs. Technical Analysis – Which Is Better for Investing?

There are two approaches to identifying good investment opportunities: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. What is the difference between these two approaches, and which is right for you? Learn more here.
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How to Invest During a Stock Market Bubble and Cash in Before It Pops

Most people have heard of the dot-com bubble. Many believe it was the only bubble ever to inflate the market. But bubbles happen all the time. And making your share of coin as these bubbles inflate — and even after they pop — isn’t as hard as you think.
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Should I Save Money to Invest or Pay Off Debt First?

“Should I invest or pay off debts first?” It’s a question that challenges the masses. For most people, the answer is a mix of aggressively paying off high-interest debt, making minimum payments on other debts, then reallocating the funds to tap into the market. Find out how to do it here.