EBAY : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor, JD.com, and other players ...
  2. Can eBay Stock Still Pay Without PayPal? (EBAY, PYPL)

    April 25, 2016
    With PayPal no longer driving revenue, given the projected 53% decline for Q1, eBay must grow critical metrics such as user ...
  3. What eBay's Valuation Means for PayPal (EBAY, PYPL)

    April 23, 2016
    Discover why eBay had such a high valuation when it separated from PayPal in July 2015, and what effects the separation had ...
  4. The 2 Top CFOs to Take Companies Public

    April 14, 2016
    Learn why chief financial officers (CFOs) play a greater role in companies today and discover three of the top CFOs today, ...
  5. New eBay Store Will "Box Out" the Competition

    April 7, 2016
    Online auction king eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) hasn't exactly lit a fire under investors since it spun off its popular PayPal unit ...
  6. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  7. The 5 Biggest Chinese Software Companies (CHL, TCEHY)

    March 25, 2016
    Read about the five largest and most influential software companies in China, including a new startup considered to be an ...
  8. eBay Leverages Shyp Partnership to Woo Sellers

    March 18, 2016
    In some ways, eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) biggest rival is not another online retailer but the challenge of keeping sellers tied ...
  9. eBay vs. DealDash: Comparing Auction Sites (EBAY, PYPL)

    March 15, 2016
    Learn how the bidding process works at DealDash and eBay, and discover the potential pitfalls when making bids at these auction ...
  10. How Will Apple Pay and Google Wallet Affect PayPal’s Growth? ...

    March 12, 2016
    Find out what effect Apple and Google's entry into the fast-growing mobile payments market will have on longtime industry ...
  11. Why eBay Declined 2% Wednesday (EBAY)

    March 3, 2016
    It would seem some investors don't find eBay's potential premium attractive enough to hold the stock. And these fears may ...
  12. Fulfillment: Amazon's Not so Secret Money-Making Machine (AMZN, ...

    March 1, 2016
    Fulfillment by Amazon is Amazon's answer to eBay's Buy It Now, and a way for the e-commerce giant to earn money for connecting ...
  13. PayPal or eBay: Which Stock Should You Own? (EBAY, PYPL)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn which metrics and factors to analyze when weighing PayPal and eBay investments after their split into two separate ...
  14. Why is this hedge fund mogul fleeing tech?

    February 19, 2016
    Trade Like Larry Robbins: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc (GOOGL), and eBay Inc (EBAY)
  15. eBay: An Activist Investment Analysis (EBAY)

    January 16, 2016
    Find out how legendary investor Carl Icahn took on e-commerce giant eBay in 2014 in a battle that led to eBay separating ...
  16. PayPal Vs. Venmo: Function versus Fun (PYPL, EBAY)

    December 28, 2015
    PayPal and Venmo are both great services depending on what the customer wants.
  17. PayPal Unveils Big Plans for Venmo (EBAY, PYPL)

    October 30, 2015
    It was September 2013 when Ebay (NASDAQ: EBAY) raised more than a few eyebrows by plunking down $800 million for payments ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. What's eBay Without PayPal?

    September 30, 2015
    In July 2015, eBay completed its spinoff of PayPal and sold its Enterprise segment. We take a look at eBay's remaining lines ...
  21. The 5 Best Alternatives to eBay (AMZN, EBAY)

    September 8, 2015
    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of eBay, as well as the industry in which it operates. Learn about five alternatives ...
  22. PayPal Consumer Business Chief Steps Down (PYPL, EBAY)

    September 1, 2015
    Head of consumer business at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), Hill Ferguson, has just resigned. His responsibilities will be handed ...
  23. 4 Cybersecurity Value Stocks to Watch For (CHKP, FEYE)

    August 14, 2015
    Discover how huge data breaches to major companies have caused an upswing in the cybersecurity industry, and top stocks investors ...
  24. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans (EBAY, PYPL)

    August 6, 2015
    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  25. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home (EBAY)

    August 6, 2015
    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  26. eBay Ends Same-Day Delivery, Kills 2 Apps

    July 30, 2015
    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has found an incredibly upbeat way to kill off its same-day delivery service as well as two of its apps. ...
  27. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar

    July 29, 2015
    A review of the career of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel.
  28. With PayPal Gone, Can eBay Survive?

    July 27, 2015
    For eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), the recent spinoff of payment processing service PayPal, along with the sale of its enterprise ...
  29. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart (WMT, AAPL)

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  30. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  31. eBay Expanding Its Investment in Valet Service

    July 23, 2015
    Fresh off its spinoff of its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has made a move to enhance its core business of serving ...
  32. PayPal Off to a Flying Start (EBAY)

    July 20, 2015
    Though PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) stock has been available to investors on a "when issued" basis since July 6th, when it closed ...
  33. Buy It Now: eBay Selling Its Enterprise Unit

    July 16, 2015
    After just spinning off its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has reached a deal to also sell its enterprise unit for ...
  34. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay? (PYPL, EBAY)

    July 16, 2015
    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
  35. eBay Braces for Post-Earnings Changes

    July 15, 2015
    In the world of investing, big changes and the accompanying uncertainty that come with them often equate to investor anxiety, ...
  36. 3 Things You Should Know About PayPal's IPO (PYPL)

    July 13, 2015
    Read about what investors should consider before the PayPal IPO, including the company's strong revenue growth, business ...
  37. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    July 9, 2015
    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  38. eBay's PayPal Buys Xoom Ahead of IPO

    July 7, 2015
    PayPal, which is set to be spun off from eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in an upcoming IPO, recently announced the acquisition of cross-border ...
  39. 3 Insights From Etsy Management (AMZN, EBAY)

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  40. Is Etsy The New And Improved Ebay?

    June 29, 2015
    Will Etsy replace Ebay as the place for young, trendy millennials to shop?
  41. Understanding Alibaba's Business Model

    June 23, 2015
    A look at Alibaba Group's business model and how it relates to e-commerce leaders in the United States.
  42. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    June 23, 2015
    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
  43. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    June 23, 2015
    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  44. How Are eBay And Amazon Different?

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how eBay differs from Amazon in the e-commerce environment for both buyers and sellers, and understand why each operates ...
  45. Chat Wars: Business Models of WhatsApp Vs Skype

    June 10, 2015
    Skype and Whats App are two newer avenues of communication that have been acquired by major companies because of their potential ...
  46. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    June 3, 2015
    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  47. Understand the Indirect Effects of Exchange Rates

    May 31, 2015
    Exchange rates have a tremendous influence on the economy. Exchange rates can indirectly affect many of the most important ...
  48. Safest Industries To Invest In

    May 28, 2015
    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  49. eBay Vs. Amazon Business Model

    May 26, 2015
    For sellers looking to unload grandma’s things, the decision to go online is easy, but, they still must choose which site ...
  50. Top 10 Most Innovative Apps Of 2015 (So Far)

    May 19, 2015
    Each year, thousands of companies launch with the hopes of creating the next great product. While some of them will end up ...
  51. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media (GOOG, BABA)

    May 18, 2015
    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  52. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    May 8, 2015
    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  53. How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    April 28, 2015
    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  54. WePay vs. PayPal Fees

    April 23, 2015
    WePay and Paypal facilitate payments between businesses and people. Which one should you go with?
  55. Bitcoin 2.0 Applications (AMZN, EBAY)

    April 20, 2015
    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  56. Watch for Bullish MACD Crossovers in These Stocks

    April 16, 2015
    These stocks are trending higher but recently experienced a pullback. Watch for a bullish MACD crossover to indicate upward ...
  57. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    April 3, 2015
    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  58. Watch Out For These Top Internet Scams

    April 1, 2015
    The Internet had make it easier than ever for scammers to trick people into giving away their money and personal information. ...
  59. Technology, The Biggest Threat For Big Banks

    April 1, 2015
    Technology is the biggest threat to the future of big banks as we know them.
  60. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    March 26, 2015
    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  61. Facebook Money Transfer: Transforming E-Commerce

    March 24, 2015
    Facebook's payment service holds huge prospects for Facebook’s business. Here’s how it works, and how it will impact e-commerce ...
  62. The Future Of Mobile Banking (JPM, BAC)

    March 20, 2015
    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  63. How To Protect A Short Position With Options (FB, AAPL)

    February 17, 2015
    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  64. Gazelle Recycles Smart Phones For Green Profits (EBAY, AAPL)

    February 10, 2015
    Founded in 2006, Gazelle in one of several new companies that buy used, broken, or outdated mobile phones and other electronics ...
  65. Sending Money? The Top Money Transfer Services

    February 4, 2015
    Need to send money in a hurry? Here's a list of the major players in the money transfer business. Compare rates, times and ...
  66. How to Short Alibaba

    January 28, 2015
    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  67. The Economic Fundamentals Of The Sharing Economy

    January 22, 2015
    The sharing economy is reshaping how businesses and consumers interact with each other by lowering costs and increasing operational ...
  68. Options give a less risky slice of Alibaba's pie.

    December 29, 2014
    US investors can use options as a way to benefit from the profitability of Chinese-owned Alibaba while minimizing the downside ...
  69. Will A 3D Concierge Be Coming To Your Mall Soon?

    December 3, 2014
  70. Who are Google's (GOOG) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Explore Google's different revenue segments and its competitors in each segment, ranging from Microsoft and Yahoo to Moody's ...
  71. The Top Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail

    November 20, 2014
    A significant number of M&A transactions result in failure. Here are the top reasons, with examples, of why it happens.
  72. What is Alibaba?

    November 13, 2014
    Alibaba might not yet have the name recognition of other ecommerce players like Amazon, but with its record-breaking IPO, ...
  73. Alibaba's Top Competitors

    November 7, 2014
    A look at Alibaba’s top competitors to understand perceived and real competitive threats to the Chinese ecommerce giant.
  74. Navigating E-commerce: Alibaba, eBay and Amazon

    October 28, 2014
    Amazon, e-Bay and Alibaba were each game-changers in global e-commerce, with each not only finding its own niche, but inventing ...
  75. The Corporate 'Trick' Helping Investors Beat The Market 4-To-1

    October 23, 2014
  76. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    October 15, 2014
    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  77. Technical Look At eBay Inc

    September 30, 2014
  78. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    September 23, 2014
    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what ...
  79. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    September 9, 2014
    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  80. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    August 28, 2014
    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  81. How We'll All Be Amazon.com Customers Eventually

    June 9, 2014
    Amazon is unusual among large U.S. companies ranked by market cap in that its profit margins are tiny and its stock is phenomenally ...
  82. Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    June 9, 2014
    The growing threat of increasingly sophisticated hacker attacks could mean that now is the right time to add cybersecurity ...
  83. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    April 17, 2014
    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  84. 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 ...
  85. Amazon’s Profitless Triumph

    October 25, 2013
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) shares are trading near an all-time high even though the company hasn’t earned big profits since ...
  86. Short Interest In Facebook Falls, In Groupon Rises (FB, GRPN, ...

    October 25, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant swings in short interest ...
  87. Short Sellers Pile On Facebook and Google (FB, GOOG, ZNGA)

    October 10, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant upswings in short interest ...
  88. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  89. eBay Seems Undervalued, But Wall Street Will Need Convincing

    July 18, 2013
    eBay is delivering good growth and building for the future, but near-term guidance is weighing on the stock.
  90. Wall Street Clearly Underestimating VeriFone's Struggles

    June 6, 2013
    VeriFone continues to see its once-solid payments business erode under competitive pressure.
  91. Slower Growth And Better Margins Probably Won't Help Amazon

    April 26, 2013
    Amazon's growth continues to slow, but from a high level to a slightly less high level
  92. Goldman Sachs Cuts Hewlett-Packard to $16: Time To Jump Ship?

    April 3, 2013
    Goldman Sachs issued a target price of $16 on Hewlett-Packard's stock April 2. At the same time it cut its rating on the ...
  93. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    March 26, 2013
    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has ...
  94. Consumers Love Ecommerce, News Crop Shuts Down And Your Weekly ...

    December 4, 2012
    With December finally here, the technology sector continues to be strong in the face of the looming cliff.
  95. 4 High-Growth IPOs to Own in 2013

    November 15, 2012
    Initial public offerings (IPOs) are legendary for producing big gains for early investors. Stories about technology and pharma ...
  96. Bull Vs. Bear - Microsoft On The Rise

    November 15, 2012
    Microsoft has a better chance of going to $60 in the next few years than it does dropping below $20.
  97. Is There Hope For HP?

    October 25, 2012
    HP is trying another turnaround, but can they do it in time and properly?
  98. This Week's Technology Events

    October 15, 2012
    Tech-related events for the week of October 15, 2012.
  99. The Market Seems To Have Shifted From Blind Love To Blind Fear ...

    September 7, 2012
    VeriFone may not be the darling it once was, but that's not a bad thing for value-oriented investors.
  100. Bull Vs. Bear - The Mobile Payment Revolution Is Coming

    August 21, 2012
    With more and more people living so much more of their lives through their smartphones, it seems inevitable that the U.S. ...
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