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    Sports and music fans will travel the world to see their favorite teams and musical acts perform live. Global sales figures collected from Ticketbis, an international ticket reseller, showed a 53% increase in international event travel in 2013 over 2012 and a 61% increase in 2014. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    In what it's calling the largest acquisition in its history, Lexmark International (LXK) purchase of Kofax (KFX) for $1 billion was done to boost its presence in the enterprise software business. "They have complementary technologies, a good customer base and deep industry expertise," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark's Chief Executive. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    The volatility index just triggered a rare buy signal, meaning now may be a good time to invest in VIX-tracking ETFs for big gains. The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, measures the expected 30-day volatility for the S&P 500. But the VIX is not the only volatility measure.

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    The old adage "sell in May, then go away" is a trading strategy that suggests it is wise to stay invested through May, and then sell stocks, holding little to no equity exposure over the historically volatile summer period, and then reinvest in November. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks. FBN Securities ran a 20-year study of "sell in May" in 2013, and found that it is accurate.

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    Recreational-vehicle maker Winnebago may need to top earnings estimates when it reports on Thursday to break its stock's technical downtrend. The shares have been trending down on their daily chart since December 2013. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks. A positive reaction to earnings would keep the weekly chart for Winnebago positive, which should break the daily downtrend.

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    Shares of yoga pants retailer Lululemon Athletica have been rising since June and completed a momentum run-up of 90% to a 52-week high of $68.99 on March 2, but the weekly chart for the stock favors an end to this strong rebound, particularly on a negative reaction to earnings scheduled for Thursday, before the opening bell.

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    Shares of ConAgra Foods (CAG), the maker of Slim Jims, Gulden's mustard and many other branded food products, have traded in a broad range during the last 24 months. In the past two years, the stock traded as high as $37.28 on Aug. 5, 2013, before it fell 25% to a low of $28.09 on Feb. 27, 2014. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Stock Buys.

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    Valuations are high, but they aren't as insane as they were 15 years ago. Should we be worried about another dot-com crash? After all, the Nasdaq Composite is back up to 5,000-- the giddy level last seen during the peak of the big tech bubble back in 2000..

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    With earnings coming in April, many companies are entering a period where they will not be permitted to buy back shares. The market could certainly experience some weakness without the support of corporate buybacks, especially if the broader market is already in a pullback, warned Tim Seymour, managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, on Tuesday's CNBC "Fast Money."

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    They won't take you golfing, but they won't trade away all your profits either. They won't ever tell you any funny anecdotes, won't take you out for a round of golf, and will probably won't even get you a drink. But robo-advisers-- automated machines that give you financial advice and manage your portfolios-- are about to go mainstream.

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     .  .  .  .  . The iShares GSCI Commodity-Index Trust Fund is the exchange-traded fund that should be the investment of choice for investors looking to add the volatility of energy commodities and crude oil futures to their portfolio. Most energy traders focus on the Nymex crude oil futures contracts, but the typical investor prefers not to have exposures to financial futures contracts.

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     American Tower recently announced that it will purchase a slew of cell towers from Verizon (VZ) for $5 billion. Real estate operators are realizing that they need to get aboard the mobile bandwagon before missing the ride completely, explained Burl East, the CEO of American Assets Capital Advisers. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    Caught between a rock and a hard place due to conflicting demands from a U.S. court and Argentina's government, Citibank has reached a settlement that calls for it to exit a contentious segment of its business in the Argentine Republic.

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    Gold prices have been on the rise in many other currencies as the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan both have initiated large quantitative easing policies. The goal is to jumpstart the economy but ultimately monetary stimulus weakens currencies and adds liquidity to the market, explained Robert Alderman, head of wealth management for GBI. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    The financial sector is slightly lower on the year, down 1.2%, but Ryan Kelley, portfolio manager for the Hennessy Large-Cap Financial Fund, says there is value to be found in the sector. Wells Fargo (WFC) is among the "best-of-breed companies" investors should take a closer look at, he reasoned. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.

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    Taking a holistic approach to investing -- looking at the world through the prisms of history and sociology in addition to crunching the numbers -- is important to uncovering opportunities others might miss, said Gary Carmell, president of CWS Capital Partners.

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    Paychex (PAYX), whose shares have surged this year amid robust forecasts for outsourcing of payroll and human resource services, may show sales growth of as much as 10 percent when it reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday.The company's stock has climbed 12 percent so far this year, touching several new 52-week highs. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks.