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Alibaba IPO Could Make or Break EVERY Tech Stock

Bottom line: If investors bid up Alibaba, it’s in the face of these obvious risks hanging over the stock … and that could be a good indicator of investors still paying a premium for growth. If investors shy away? Well, it shows that they are less than eager to go out on a limb, even for what could be the sexiest IPO of 2014.

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Emerging-Market Stocks Aren’t Dead Yet

Emerging-market stocks hold big long-term potential and are an important part of any diversified portfolio. Furthermore, emerging markets like China, India, Brazil and even saber-rattling Russia are looking cheap right now.