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  1. Why Amazon's Altruistic Move May Not Benefit Square (AMZN)

    February 5, 2016
    Amazon is offering Square credit card readers to customers of its shuttered Amazon Local Register program. But, it may not ...
  2. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  3. Why Does Amazon Let Its Competitors Use AWS? (AMZN,NFLX)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon allows dozens of its competitors use AWS. Is this a strategy to earn revenue or something more?
  4. Amazon Breaks New Ground with First Brick-and-Mortar Store (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon is now making its first foray into physical retail - but with distinctly Amazon-esque twists on the traditional book ...
  5. Why Alphabet is the Best of the 'FANGs' for 2016

    February 2, 2016
    Alphabet just impressed the street, but is it the best FANG stock?
  6. DJI, China's Drone Maker: "The Apple of Drones"?

    February 1, 2016
    We examine how this visionary company has managed to ruffle a few feathers and take over 70% of the drone market.
  7. Why You Shouldn't Bet Against Bezos, Amazon (AMZN)

    January 29, 2016
    Amazon disappointed Wall Street for the fourth quarter, but ignoring those expectations and paying attention to the underlying ...
  8. Amazon Drops Almost 15% After Earnings Miss (AMZN)

    January 28, 2016
    Amazon shares plunged almost 15% after if fell far short of quarterly earnings expectations due to hiked tech and delivery ...
  9. Will Amazon Overtake Netflix in 2016? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 27, 2016
    Amazon Prime could provide serious competition to Netflix this year.
  10. Will "FANG" Stocks Outperform in 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    Facebook held the most bullish accumulation-distribution pattern into year’s end, telling investors to focus on this issue ...
  11. Amazon Financing Now in the U.K.: Is America Next?

    January 25, 2016
    Amazon has unveiled a great credit product in the U.K. Will America be the next country to have access to this financing ...
  12. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    January 22, 2016
    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  13. Why You Should Always Bet on Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    January 22, 2016
    Netflix might take a hit in the near future due to market pressures, but savvy investors should have it on their watch list. ...
  14. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    January 20, 2016
    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  15. Are These the Best Stock Buys Right Now?

    January 20, 2016
    The market is volatile but this presents opportunities. Here are a few to consider.
  16. Amazon Shareholders Should Worry About Prime Air

    January 19, 2016
    Amazon's Prime Air is an amazing idea that is filled with potential issues that should worry shareholders.
  17. Can Amazon Sink Ocean Freight Competitors?

    January 18, 2016
    The only question is, how long will it take Amazon to put the ocean freight market in a tailspin.
  18. What Is Amazon Web Services and Why Is It so Successful?

    January 13, 2016
    Amazon Web Services provides a much-needed revenue stream to Amazon in exchange for low-cost cloud computing.
  19. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 13, 2016
    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  20. Can the Best Mutual Funds of 2015 Repeat in 2016?

    January 12, 2016
    Here are the top five mutual funds of 2015. Do any of them have upside potential this year?
  21. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  22. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    January 7, 2016
    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  23. A Mixed Bag for Retailers This Holiday Season

    January 7, 2016
    Which retailers won or lost this holiday season?
  24. Amazon Is Opening Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

    January 6, 2016
    Amazon has opened its first of presumably many physical bookstores. Why did Amazon do this and how are they different from ...
  25. Inc (AMZN): 2015 Recap

    January 6, 2016
    A look at the ups and downs of Amazon in 2015.
  26. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    January 5, 2016
    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  27. Amazon Monetizes Convenience (AMZN)

    January 5, 2016
    Amazon has tapped into America's convenience culture. The company has struck gold with services that allow for maximum convenience ...
  28. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 4, 2016
    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  29. Amazon's Big Branding Problem (AMZN)

    January 4, 2016
    Amazon can be inconsistent with its branding policies which can alienate confused customers. The company should simplify ...
  30. 3 Popular Consumers Stocks in 2015 (AMZN, SBUX)

    December 31, 2015
    Find out what makes Amazon, Starbucks and The Home Depot three popular consumer stocks in 2015 and how they may remain so ...
  31. The Top 5 Retail Stocks for 2016 (AMZN, EXPR)

    December 30, 2015
    Discover the top five retail stocks for 2016, including two big household names and one small-cap apparel stock currently ...
  32. 2016 Could Be Another Great Year For The Consumer Discretionary ...

    December 30, 2015
    Consumer spending was in full force in the fourth quarter of 2015. We'll take a look at the companies that stand to benefit ...
  33. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have big plans (AAPL, FB)

    December 29, 2015
    Apple, Facebook, and Amazon all expanded their offerings in 2015. What do they have in store for 2016?
  34. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    December 28, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  35. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    December 24, 2015
    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  36. Why Is Amazon Trying to Become a UPS?

    December 23, 2015
    According to reports, Amazon is developing its own logistics system. Why?
  37. Amazon and Target Win Big With Online Deals (AMZN, TGT)

    December 22, 2015
    This holiday season saw a surge in online and mobile sales. Among the biggest winners were Amazon and Target.
  38. Will Christmas Shoppers Cheer Retailers?

    December 22, 2015
    Last minute Christmas shopping accounts for 40% of the season's sales. How will it turn out for major retailers this year? ...
  39. Barron's Recap: The New Microsoft (And How It Could Rise 30% ...

    December 21, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at the outcome of cultural changes in Satya Nadella's Microsoft. ...
  40. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    December 17, 2015
    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  41. The Future of Retail Is Not Big Box Stores

    December 17, 2015
    The future of shopping involves a lot more Internet and a lot less window shopping at the mall.
  42. How Amazon's Restaurant Delivery Service Makes Money (AMZN)

    December 17, 2015
    Amazon's delivery service acts as a loss leader to corner the market now before providing high margin revenue in the future.
  43. Unlike Bezos, Alibaba’s Jack Ma Uses His Company’s Balance Sheet ...

    December 16, 2015
    In August 2013, CEO Jeff Bezos bought the money-losing Washington Post newspaper business (FY12 operating loss ...
  44. Is Amazon Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and discover three specific reasons why Amazon is suitable for a traditional ...
  45. EU Privacy Laws May Pinch Big Tech's Profits

    December 16, 2015
    Will the EU's new privacy laws cut into the data harvesting that has been Big Tech's bread and butter for a decade?
  46. The Top 5 Large-Cap Retail Stocks for 2016

    December 14, 2015
    Discover the top five large-cap retail companies that will grow in 2016, with detailed explanations of the companies and ...
  47. Bed Bath & Beyond Sued for Bamboozling Consumers (AMZN, BBBY)

    December 11, 2015
    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but if you're selling fabric made of rayon, you'd best not call it bamboo ...
  48. Amazon or Netflix: Which is the Better Bet?

    December 10, 2015
    Amazon vs. Netflix: Which company offers higher-quality original content? Which company is the better investment?
  49. Analyzing Amazon's Return on Equity (ROE) (AMZN)

    December 9, 2015
    Learn how to analyze Amazon's return on equity (ROE), especially given the company's focus on capital investments, as opposed ...
  50. Why Are Retailers Expanding Into Online Grocery? (WMT, AMZN)

    December 9, 2015
    Walmart, Amazon and Target are all fiercely competing for your online grocery shopping dollars. Why now? Why is online grocery ...
  51. FTC Moves to Block the Staples-Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    December 8, 2015
    On Monday, an antitrust regulator from the Federal Trade Commission announced it had filed suit to prevent the proposed ...
  52. Is Google Beginning to Lose Its Dominance in Search?

    December 5, 2015
    While Google remains king on the desktop, the migration to mobile threatens its leadership in search.
  53. Will Amazon Continue to Reward Investors? (AMZN)

    December 4, 2015
    Amazon is the number one online retailer in the United States. Will its stock continue to appreciate?
  54. These Are Amazon's 5 Biggest Bets for Next Year (AMZN)

    December 3, 2015
    Look at Amazon's top five bets for continued growth in 2016, including international markets, hardware, cloud computing and ...
  55. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Markets Set To Explode In The ...

    December 2, 2015
    According to Citigroup, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (or, VR/AR) will become a $674 billion market by 2025.
  56. Amazon's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AMZN)

    December 1, 2015
    Get insights into the important financial ratios behind the Amazon growth story, and understand the implications as the ratios ...
  57. Barron's Recap: Impact Investing Done Right

    November 30, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's is part of the Penta Quarterly. This issue also includes a special report on ...
  58. 3 Essential Facts About Cyber Monday

    November 30, 2015
    How did Cyber Monday come to happen? And, which is the surprise product on everyone's shopping list this year. This post ...
  59. Thanksgiving Sales Jump 24 Percent

    November 27, 2015
    This Thanksgiving, e-commerce retailers have special reason to be thankful.
  60. Jeff Bezos Trumps Elon Musk's SpaceX

    November 25, 2015
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin landed a rocket safely back on earth yesterday. Why is this important? ...
  61. Jeff Bezos Biography

    November 24, 2015
    Jeff Bezos is an American online retail pioneer and tycoon, with a net worth of $58.8 billion in November of 2015, according ...
  62. Singles' Day Hits A Home Run For Online Retail

    November 19, 2015
    When one e-commerce company can take advantage of a 20-year-old holiday to sell more than $14 billion of goods in a single ...
  63. Are Amazon Profits Here to Stay? (AMZN)

    November 19, 2015
    Amazon is starting to look like a steadily profitable company. Is this really the case? Should investors even be hoping for ...
  64. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon? ...

    November 18, 2015
    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  65. Amazon Studios vs. Hollywood: Is Netflix the Better Pick? (AMZN, ...

    November 18, 2015
    Amazon Studios is a relatively new division of Amazon that is trying to revolutionize Hollywood. While it may succeed, is ...
  66. Amazon Announces 5 Minute Black Friday Deals

    November 18, 2015
    Internet retail giant (AMZN) has announced its plans for Thanksgiving sales, which will start on November 20th, ...
  67. Is Amazon Too Diversified?

    November 16, 2015
    Amazon recently posted an unexpectedly large profit. But is the company too diversified for its own good?
  68. Brace Yourself: Cyber Monday is Coming (AMZN, WMT)

    November 12, 2015
    Cyber Monday is expected to reach new heights this year. Retails giants including and Wal-Mart expect to reap ...
  69. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    November 11, 2015
    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  70. Is Wal-Mart The Next Amazon?  (WMT, AMZN)

    November 10, 2015
    Amazon has recently overtaken Wal-Mart as the top American retailer. Can Wal-Mart regain that spot and crush Amazon and its ...
  71. Are Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Unstoppable? (AMZN, FB)

    November 9, 2015
    Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon all closed at all-time highs on Wednesday. Is this irrational exuberance, or are we witnessing ...
  72. Taser Lands Largest-Ever Body Cam Order (TASR, AMZN)

    November 4, 2015
    Taser International (NASDAQ: TASR) investors got a shock when the stun gun maker reported third quarter earnings on Nov. ...
  73. Target and Wal-Mart Extend Holiday Shopping Season (TGT, WMT)

    November 3, 2015
    Given the way the holiday season works for major retailers, you can expect employees still wearing Halloween costumes getting Target ...
  74. Playing The Decline of Traditional Retailers (XRT, RTH)

    November 3, 2015
    Play the decline of traditional retailers with a strategy that lowers built-in exposure to online sales.
  75. Is Walmart a Bargain Right Now?

    October 30, 2015
    Every great growth story comes to an end. Is this the beginning of the end for Walmart or a buying opportunity?
  76. Target Fires First Shot in Holiday Wars at Wal-Mart

    October 30, 2015
    In a move that has threatened retail giant WalMart (WMT), Target (TGT) has announced that it will offer free shipping and ...
  77. Taser's Plan to Shock the In-Car Video Market (TASR, AMZN)

    October 26, 2015
    Police body cams have become the go-to solution for politicians following the rioting and looting in Ferguson, Baltimore, ...
  78. 4 Ways Amazon Threatens Google's Future

    October 23, 2015
    Learn how Amazon products like Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Echo, and Amazon Cloud Drive compete with Google products and pose ...
  79. ECB Rate Cuts, Possible European QE Lift Stocks

    October 22, 2015
    Following Thursday's meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Malta, President Mario Draghi ...
  80. Amazon's Stock Advances on These 3 Factors

    October 22, 2015
    Online retailer Amazon reported earnings today, and market rejoiced.
  81. Top 10 Companies Owned By Amazon (AMZN)

    October 21, 2015
    Learn about what has made Amazon so successful over the years. Learn about 10 of the most important companies that Amazon ...
  82. How to Pick the Best Stocks? Listen to Customers (AMZN, PZZA)

    October 21, 2015
    Rated top in customer service, these companies have delivered impressive stock performance over the past year.
  83. Starbucks and Fiat May Owe $34m Each in Back Taxes

    October 21, 2015
    Wednesday's decision by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager may curb, if not ultimately put an end to, ...
  84. Can Subscription Services Take Over The Movies As Well?

    October 20, 2015
    Monthly subscription services provided by firms like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) have ...
  85. The Dreamers of Silicon Valley: Amazon, Facebook and Google

    October 20, 2015
    Conquering death and building drones that fly for years at a stretch are just some of the problems the dreamers of Silicon ...
  86. Does the Dell/EMC Deal Make Financial Sense?

    October 19, 2015
    Last week, Dell announced it would be buying IT provider EMC in a $67 billion deal, making it the largest technology deal ...
  87. The Top 5 Etsy Entrepreneurs

    October 15, 2015
    Etsy nurtures unique products, often hand-made. Here are the top five businesses that use Etsy's platform.
  88. Major Companies That Lose Money On Shipping (AMZN)

    October 12, 2015
    We look at some of the big companies in the home delivery business that have high shipping costs and how they mitigate this.
  89. This New Trend Makes Robotics an Industry to Watch

    October 10, 2015
    Robots created to work with humans, instead of taking their place, have the possibility to change the face of manufacturing ...
  90. 25 Tactical Trades Goldman Sachs Is Watching Amid Earnings Season

    October 8, 2015
    John Marshall of Goldman Sachs identified the 25 most "out-of-consensus opportunities" ahead of earnings season. Marshall ...
  91. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  92. EU Court Nullifies “Safe Harbor” Pact, Disrupts Data Flow (AAPL, ...

    October 6, 2015
    In a major blow to 4,500 U.S. data/cloud services companies including Facebook and Apple, the European Union’s highest court ...
  93. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    September 30, 2015
    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  94. These Industries Have The Most Illiquid Stocks (CAJ, ACCO)

    September 29, 2015
    U.S. equity markets are vast and highly liquid, but a few sectors have failed to attract substantial capital.
  95. Are Adblockers Ruining Internet Business Models?

    September 25, 2015
    Adblocking software helps Internet browsers avoid ads and impacts publishers' revenues. We look at how it is changing the ...
  96. Sears Makes a Big Hire to Lead Fullfillment (SHLD, AMZN)

    September 24, 2015
    Sears Holding (NASDAQ: SHLD) has lured a prominent executive out of retirement to serve in the newly created position of ...
  97. 5 Ways Augmented Reality Is Changing the World (GOOG, AMZN)

    September 22, 2015
    Understand what augmented reality is and how it is being used in today's world. Learn about the top five ways augmented reality ...
  98. Target Testing Home Grocery Delivery (TGT, AMZN)

    September 15, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has begun testing a new program that allows customers to shop for groceries online and then have them ...
  99. Target Finds Trouble With Omnichannel Shopping (AMZN, TGT)

    September 14, 2015
    In theory, it's all supposed to be so easy: give consumers the ability to shop anyway they want, whenever they want, however ...
  100. Coca-Cola Bringing Back a Popular Soda (KO, AMZN)

    September 10, 2015
    Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) has listened to the public and returned a once-popular citrus soda back to store shelves. Surge, a ...
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