Alibaba IPO

Is Buying Alibaba Stock a Gift to Chinese Hackers?

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In all the excitement over the Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) IPO, there are some investors who are saying no to buying Alibaba stock - all because of where it does business. They think that Alibaba has to be working with the Chinese government, which is thought to be hacking into U.S. businesses on an enormous scale.

However, as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald points out, passing on a company like Alibaba comes with a cost to your portfolio.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald talks about this issue as well as where he thinks the Alibaba stock price is headed...

Will Alibaba Buy Yahoo? Here's What YHOO Needs to Consider

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It's been a tough time for Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) shareholders, which is likely why some prominent investors with large stakes in the company are wondering, "Will Alibaba buy Yahoo?"

Over the last few years, shareholders have had to watch as YHOO has struggled to turnaround its core business, while the bulk of its value as a stock lie in its lucrative holdings overseas.

Here are the tough decisions YHOO is going to have to make before any Alibaba purchase can happen.

Will Alibaba Buy eBay Once PayPal Is Gone?

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Ebay Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EBAY) plans to spin off its PayPal unit has left many on Wall Street salivating over the potential of the stand-alone payments business.

And some pundits are speculating that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) might buy PayPal.

But they should be asking this question: Will Alibaba buy eBay?

Here’s why a deal would make sense for both companies…

Here’s why a deal makes sense for both companies…

YHOO Stock Now Has to Wrestle with Taxes Post-Alibaba IPO

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock rose 4% today, with Starboard Value LP reportedly buying up a large stake in the company.

The investment management firm’s decision is a positive development for YHOO, which had seen its shares tumble for most of the week on concerns that as it sheds its portfolio of overseas investments, the remaining core business will be valueless.

Here’s one thing YHOO needs to do to reassure shareholders now…

BABA Soars 38% in Debut, but U.S. Stock Market Ends the Day Flat

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U.S. Stock Market, Sept. 19, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) saw mixed trading. The Dow Jones closed at another record high with just a small gain, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended the day down.

The day was dominated by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which finally went public after months of hype. The stock opened at $92 and ended its first day of trading at $93.89.

Here are more top stories from today...

Facebook Stock Price (Nasdaq: FB) Keeps Paying, Despite Bad Press from BABA

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Everyone's been down on the Facebook stock price (Nasdaq: FB) this week. It's been getting bad press lately from Alibaba IPO speculators.

Regardless of the negativity, don't forget that the Facebook stock price has absolutely delivered for investors - and it's got a lot more in store.

Here’s why FB investors should laugh it off – all the way to the bank…

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Price Closes at $93.89, Up 38% in Debut

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The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock price closed at $93.89, a 38% gain from the company's offer price of $68 per share. BABA shares closed up 1.2% from their opening price of $92.70.

When BABA stock opened at $92.70, early shareholders had an immediate return of 36.3% from the offer price.

Shortly after hitting the market at 11:53 a.m., BABA stock hit a high of $99.25, a 46% jump from the $68 offer price.

Here’s everything investors need to know about the BABA stock price now...

Dow Futures Soaring as BABA Comes to the Big Apple

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Dow Futures, September 19, 2014: U.S. markets closed soaring on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both reaching record levels.

Dow Jones futures today (Friday) were up 63 points. Nasdaq and S&P futures also climbed 13 and 5.25 points respectively. U.K. markets also rallied on news that Scotland voted to stay.

Here are today’s top financial stories:

Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Has to Make Its Windfall Count After Alibaba IPO

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Now that the long-awaited Alibaba IPO (NYSE: BABA) is here and the stock starts trading tomorrow (Friday) -- Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer has some big decisions on her plate.

Yahoo figures to get a massive windfall from its 22.5% stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, thanks to a prescient $1 billion investment the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet pioneer made in 2005.

But now Yahoo needs to put that money to work, primarily through key acquisitions.

Here are the companies most likely to be on Yahoo's shopping list...

All the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock News Investors Need Now

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock news has been pouring in as the historic Alibaba IPO draws closer. Tonight, company officials will announce the final Alibaba stock price, and we're looking at a range of $66 to $68 per share.

As we wait for BABA shares to hit the market, here are updates on all the Alibaba stock news stories we're following.

See the latest on the Alibaba stock price, Alibaba's valuation, BABA shares, and ways to invest in Alibaba...

Jack Ma, the Man Behind the History Alibaba IPO

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Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) and the man that has turned Alibaba into the largest e-commerce company in the world's largest e-commerce money.

And now he's the man behind that Alibaba IPO - a deal that could end up being the largest initial public offering in history.

Here’s what investors need to know about Jack Ma as Alibaba stock makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange…

Dow Jones and S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Today, BABA Frenzy Continues

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U.S. markets soared again Thursday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closing at record levels. Investors continue to eye the Federal Reserve, which said it will maintain a low interest rate for some time but plans to increase the rate in quick spurts as the economic recovery continues.

All eyes are on the Alibaba IPO, with BABA shares to begin trading on the NYSE Friday.

Here are more top stories from today’s trading…

All the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Information Investors Need Now

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The Alibaba IPO is just hours away and Money Morning has all the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock information investors need to know as BABA stock hits the market on Friday, Sept. 19.

Currently, a price range of $66 to $68 has been set for the BABA stock price. Previously, the company had set a range of $60 to $66 for BABA shares. At the high end of the new range, the Alibaba IPO will raise roughly $21.8 billion.

But that's just the start. Here's the rest of the BABA stock information investors need ahead of the historic Alibaba IPO...

Yahoo's Stake in Alibaba: How This Partnership Started and What's Next

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Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is often mentioned in the same breath as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).That's because of Yahoo's stake in Alibaba - it owns about 24% - initiated in 2005.

And this means a lot for YHOO as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba preps for the largest IPO in history.

Here’s how the Yahoo-Alibaba partnership began, and what it could mean for both Yahoo and Alibaba stock going forward…

Your BABA IPO Info Guide (in 5 GIFs)

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Are you still feeling like you don't know all you're supposed to about the BABA IPO? (Even though it's been the hottest financial news topics this week, even with the Fed meeting and Scottish independence vote...)

We've got you covered. Take just a few minutes and you can learn everything you need to know about the Alibaba IPO and BABA stock, in five gifs...

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