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  1. Is Chinese Stimulus a Sign of Weakness? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is Chinese Stimulus a Sign of Weakness? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 3, 2014
    Markets will cheer the package, but the plan spotlights the weakness, vulnerability and the economy's over-reliance on state ...
  2. The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    April 3, 2014
    "This is the coolest store I have ever seen," said my pre-teen son as we left a discount retailer recently. We ...
  3. Disney And Dish Look To Go

    Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  4. How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    April 3, 2014
    The market just seems to want to go higher. In fact, we just hit yet another record high on the S&P 500, as buyers continue ...
  5. Bear of the Day: Genomic Health (GHDX) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Genomic Health (GHDX) - Bear of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Genomic Health (GHDX) - Bear of the Day
  6. Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    April 3, 2014
    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  7. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  8. Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    April 2, 2014
    A counter to the recommendation to "Sell in May and Go Away"; companies worth examining this time of year.
  9. This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  10. This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  11. From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    April 2, 2014
    Terra Tech (OTC: TRTC), and its subsidiary GrowOp, were started with the intention to develop and manufacture growth tools ...
  12. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  13. Amazon Fire TV Announced: Does It Live Up To Rumors And Expectations?

    Amazon Fire TV Announced: Does It Live Up To Rumors And Expectations?

    April 2, 2014
    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) delivered on its promise to announce the next chapter in its video business, but is this what consumers ...
  14. Forget The Sequester -- Get 33% Upside Instead

    Forget The Sequester -- Get 33% Upside Instead

    April 2, 2014
    With the worst of the U.S. government's budget "sequester" behind us, there will be some big winners as government ...
  15. Momentum to Carry Through? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Momentum to Carry Through? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 2, 2014
    Today's positive-looking ADP report should be enough to carry the momentum in Wednesday trading.
  16. Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  17. Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  18. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  19. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  20. Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day
  21. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  22. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 2, 2014
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  23. Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    April 1, 2014
    Volatility is back with a vengeance in the stock markets and one of the best places to hide from that force is in the forest. ...
  24. Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    April 1, 2014
    When it comes to spending our leisure dollars, more and more of them are going towards video games and electronic entertainment. ...
  25. 2 Companies More Profitable Than Apple

    2 Companies More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  26. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  27. 5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    April 1, 2014
    Imagine living in a world with stocks creating dividend yields of 20%, 30% or even over 40% on an annual basis. For income ...
  28. Earn Triple Digits With The Most Boring Stock I've Ever Seen

    Earn Triple Digits With The Most Boring Stock I've Ever Seen

    April 1, 2014
    When people want to express a lack of enthusiasm about something, they sometimes compare it to cardboard. #-ad_banner-#We've ...
  29. Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    April 1, 2014
    At long last Major League Baseball returns as the single best sign that spring is here and summer is close behind. As the ...
  30. Waiting For the Rebound - Ahead of Wall Street

    Waiting For the Rebound - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 1, 2014
    Stocks ran up last year in anticipation of a rebound in economic and corporate earnings fundamentals, but we haven't seen ...
  31. Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    April 1, 2014
    Unlike the 30-minute infomercials on at 2 a.m. touting the latest get-rich-quick schemes, real money in real estate is made ...
  32. This Tech Stock Just Broke Resistance -- 25% Upside Is In Sight

    This Tech Stock Just Broke Resistance -- 25% Upside Is In Sight

    April 1, 2014
    Technology stocks remind me of a normally well-behaved child who occasionally throws a temper tantrum. #-ad_banner-#When ...
  33. How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    March 31, 2014
    Prices at our grocery store continue to rise. What’s more is that they are predicted to rise further in 2014. That means ...
  34. Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's What To Do

    Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's What To Do

    March 31, 2014
    If you hold any biotech stocks in your portfolio, then it's time for a gut check. Share prices in this high-risk/high-reward ...
  35. Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's This Week's Action Plan

    Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's This Week's Action Plan

    March 31, 2014
    If you hold any biotech stocks in your portfolio, then it's time for a gut check. Share prices in this high-risk/high-reward ...
  36. Investors Go On The Defensive, More Weakness Ahead?

    Investors Go On The Defensive, More Weakness Ahead?

    March 31, 2014
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the only major U.S. index to post a positive close for the week of March 24, but it ...
  37. The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  38. Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    March 31, 2014
    With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning ...
  39. Invest In The Global Middle Class -- With One Of Buffett's Favorites

    Invest In The Global Middle Class -- With One Of Buffett's Favorites

    March 31, 2014
    By 2030, the global middle class is expected to more than double in size from 2 billion to 4.9 billion. That demographic ...
  40. Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 31, 2014
    Many expect the rest of the year to be better, but Q1 was likely a sign of things to come the rest of this year.
  41. Does The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belong In Your Portfolio?

    Does The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belong In Your Portfolio?

    March 31, 2014
    One company has been called the "most hated" in the world for a number of years. It was even declared "the ...
  42. Why The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belongs In Your Portfolio

    Why The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belongs In Your Portfolio

    March 31, 2014
    One company has been called the "most hated" in the world for a number of years. It was even declared "the ...
  43. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  44. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  45. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  46. Bear of the Day: McDermott International (MDR) - Bear of the ...

    Bear of the Day: McDermott International (MDR) - Bear of the ...

    March 31, 2014
    Bear of the Day: McDermott International (MDR) - Bear of the Day
  47. Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    March 31, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day
  48. Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    March 28, 2014
    Over the past few quarters, there have been rumblings that the bull market is getting long in the tooth, and the time is ...
  49. 2 Billionaires Love This 'Hated' Stock -- Should You?

    2 Billionaires Love This 'Hated' Stock -- Should You?

    March 28, 2014
    It's been nearly half a decade since the Deepwater Horizon incident spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf ...
  50. Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    March 28, 2014
    StubHub's effort to please customers by eliminating hidden fees might have backfired. Sales have dipped for the online ...
  51. Here's Where Wall Street Analysts Have It All Wrong

    Here's Where Wall Street Analysts Have It All Wrong

    March 28, 2014
    I don't fit in with the Wall Street crowd. Raised on a farm in rural Kansas, I have quite a different background than ...
  52. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  53. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  54. The Smartest Way To Profit From These Ultra-High-Yielders

    The Smartest Way To Profit From These Ultra-High-Yielders

    March 28, 2014
    Right now, the entrepreneurial spirit is in the public spotlight. You can see evidence of this trend in popular television ...
  55. Earn A 'Secret' 29% Yield From This Hot Financial Stock

    Earn A 'Secret' 29% Yield From This Hot Financial Stock

    March 28, 2014
    The population in North America and the rest of the developed industrialized world is getting older, the bulk of which is ...
  56. Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day
  57. Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day
  58. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  59. Short Sellers And You: 2 Trends To Watch

    Short Sellers And You: 2 Trends To Watch

    March 27, 2014
    In recent quarters, a very clear trend has emerged among short sellers: #-ad_banner-#As a group, they've lost the nerve ...
  60. Leave Volatility Behind With These 3 Rock-Solid Dividend Payers

    Leave Volatility Behind With These 3 Rock-Solid Dividend Payers

    March 27, 2014
    I've always preferred the view that the market is a "market of stocks" rather than a "stock market." ...
  61. Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    March 27, 2014
    While housing construction has taken off, commercial construction is just beginning to see the light of day. That means investors ...
  62. 7 Critical Mistakes Of 'The World's Worst Business'

    7 Critical Mistakes Of 'The World's Worst Business'

    March 27, 2014
    I'm a big follower of music, not only for enjoyment -- but also because I believe it's an industry that teaches a ...
  63. The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    March 27, 2014
    Among people with money to spend, there's been a significant shift away from ultra-high-end purchases since the financial ...
  64. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  65. How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    March 27, 2014
    It's difficult to admit that I was too early with a market call. It's even harder to accept when I realize I was ...
  66. Put This Epic Winter To Work For A Chance To Earn 18%

    Put This Epic Winter To Work For A Chance To Earn 18%

    March 27, 2014
    Crop prices have been moving sharply higher over the past several weeks due to a number of different factors. #-ad_banner-#In ...
  67. Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day

    March 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day
  68. Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day

    March 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Kraton (KRA) - Bull of the Day
  69. Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    March 26, 2014
    It may be just a coincidence, but soon after a key financial agency cautioned investors about the risks in business development ...
  70. Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    March 26, 2014
    You may not know it, but while Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) build their data centers near utilities that ...
  71. Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    March 26, 2014
    Facebook's acquisition of virtual-reality company Oculus, like its success selling mobile ads, shows the company's willingness ...
  72. Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    March 26, 2014
    Almost two years ago, it was all over the headlines. You couldn't turn on CNBC or open an issue of The Wall Street Journal ...
  73. Get 30% Upside As This Market Leader Grows Globally

    Get 30% Upside As This Market Leader Grows Globally

    March 26, 2014
    The apparel industry can be quite fickle. Industry trends change quickly and can leave investors owning a retail company ...
  74. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  75. How To Profit From An Economic Time Bomb

    How To Profit From An Economic Time Bomb

    March 26, 2014
    There's a potential time bomb right under our improving economy. #-ad_banner-#This explosive situation affects over 4 ...
  76. This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    March 26, 2014
    Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) fell from grace in 2013 thanks to the breakup of the Uralkali/Belaruskali potash cartel and plummeting ...
  77. Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 26, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  78. Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX)  - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day
  79. Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day
  80. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  81. Gold Stocks Are Ready To Fall -- Sell Now

    Gold Stocks Are Ready To Fall -- Sell Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  82. Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  83. Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    March 25, 2014
    As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, ...
  84. If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    March 25, 2014
    While at a party several months ago, I was asked: Which stock I would choose for my retirement if I had to pick just one? ...
  85. Why GE Will Never Break Up

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    March 25, 2014
    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the index in 1896, and long ago outlasting its ...
  86. A 17% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash Cows On Earth

    A 17% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash Cows On Earth

    March 25, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  87. 4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  88. 4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  89. Bias Still to the Upside - Ahead of Wall Street

    Bias Still to the Upside - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 25, 2014
    The recent sell-off in some of the hotter segments of the market reflect some nervousness, but overall bias still remains ...
  90. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  91. This Hot Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    This Hot Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    March 25, 2014
    When stocks run up several-fold or more, their valuation metrics typically reflect the gain in a big way. Take the wildly ...
  92. This Hot Financial Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    This Hot Financial Stock Still Has 70% Upside

    March 25, 2014
    When stocks run up several-fold or more, their valuation metrics typically reflect the gain in a big way. Take the wildly ...
  93. A Breakout By This Energy Stock Could Earn A Quick 10%

    A Breakout By This Energy Stock Could Earn A Quick 10%

    March 25, 2014
    Alternative energy remains a major theme among investors and society as a whole. From an investing standpoint, solar energy, ...
  94. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 25: Group Of Seven Calls For ...

    #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 25: Group Of Seven Calls For ...

    March 25, 2014
    Two decades after integrating Russia into international decision making, world leaders gathered at an emergency meeting ...
  95. Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    March 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day
  96. The Dividend Stock That Will Feed the World

    The Dividend Stock That Will Feed the World

    March 24, 2014
    As a long-term investor, I am always on the lookout for megatrends that will drive a sector or industry over the next 10 ...
  97. This Bearish Chart Pattern Could Mean It's Time To Sell

    This Bearish Chart Pattern Could Mean It's Time To Sell

    March 24, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indexes closed higher for the week of March 17, led by the broad market S&P 500 (+1.4%) and Dow ...
  98. Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    March 24, 2014
    The first Saturday in May this year will herald an extraordinary annual event -- one that we will likely not have the chance ...
  99. Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    March 24, 2014
    History has shown us that America was built on the back of positive rivalries. #-ad_banner-#Like the long-standing feud between ...
  100. The Market's Positive Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Market's Positive Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 24, 2014
    The expectation is that the tone of U.S. economic data will improve as the weather effects start dissipating.
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