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 would make sense for both companies…
Stocks to Buy
Nine of the Best Stocks to Buy in October
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 26, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted 9 stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" to boost their portfolios in the fall months.Our free list includes 3 picks that protect your wealth from rising rates, three Chinese stocks poised to surge (that aren’t Alibaba), and more…
- Investing in Space Stocks: The Final Money-Making Frontier The commercialization of space is estimated to be worth more than $300 billion a year. Over the past two decades, the role of private industry has grown as that of the government has shrunk, opening up new investing opportunities in the "final frontier." Here’s what’s behind the rise of private space, and two space stocks to buy to tap into this futuristic cash cow…
YHOO Stock Now Has to Wrestle with Taxes Post-Alibaba IPO
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…
Dow Jones Makes It Clear That Inversion Deals Are Unwanted Trend
Dow Jones Industrial Average officials just made membership requirements for its elite index even more stringent, prompted by a surge in inversion deals made to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.
The committee overseeing the storied blue-chip benchmark just updated the definition for index inclusion. The classification now states that companies that conduct business in the United States, but are incorporated abroad, are not eligible for admission in the 30-stock index.
The Dow tweaked the language used in its process of accepting components into the coveted index to officially read that member companies must be incorporated and headquartered in the United States. Additionally, the United States must be a company’s largest revenue-generating country.
That means the new eligibility requirements clearly exclude companies that have moved overseas via inversion deals.Keep reading...
The Three Best Chinese Stocks to Buy Now (and They're Not Alibaba)
Investors looking for Chinese stocks to buy in 2014 got an amazing opportunity with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), the largest IPO in U.S. history, when it started trading Sept. 19.
While Alibaba (which is actually based in the Cayman Islands, not China) is the biggest player in the Chinese e-commerce market, it's not the only company with huge growth potential in the country.We’ve found three of the best companies in China, other than Alibaba, with huge growth opportunities ahead of them…
This New Alzheimer's Drug Could Be the Fastest Route to a Treatment Breakthrough
Just last week, two major pharmaceutical companies announced that they are working together on a new Alzheimer's drug - and that's great news. But it may be a decade away from becoming reality.
But another biotech company is zooming ahead in the race for the cure - and its drug is in late-stage phase 3 trials.In other words, there is a way to both fight Alzheimer’s and supercharge your portfolio – today…
Eight New Picks from Our "Stocks to Buy Now" List (and None Are Alibaba)
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 19, 2014:Last week, U.S. market history was made when Alibaba debuted as the biggest IPO of all time. While we like BABA stock, it's not the only way to profit.
You can find all of last week's recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.Including 2 top biotech picks, 2 energy stocks that take advantage of recent EPA rule changes, and more...
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Stock: What the Mainstream Media Fails to Understand
I believe McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) stock still has its best days ahead of it.
You won't hear it from the mainstream financial media, where a sense of doom and gloom over the company has settled in because of a 3.7% downturn in global same-store August sales - the worst since 2003.
But McDonald’s stock still makes one heck of an investment if you’ve got the right time frame.Let me explain exactly why “I’m lovin’ it.”
Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts
The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.
Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.Last week Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.
Don't Let Media "Noise" Drown Out True Value
Signs of overvaluation and "irrational exuberance" abound in the market, and not surprisingly, it is most often seen in the run-up of stocks with which we have daily familiarity.Read More...
We hear incessantly of Facebook and Twitter - when not checking them ourselves.
That lends some validity to the exuberance, as a ubiquitous presence in our lives can feel like a lock for growth potential, or permanence in the marketplace beyond challenge.
The tech sector as a whole has the ability to deliver tremendous returns - we've seen it often - which makes it all the more critical to use a few tools to screen out stocks of perceived value so we can invest in the true winners... Full Story
Four Oil Stocks to Buy to Play the Permian Basin Oil Boom
They called the Permian Basin the mother of all busts and buried it three decades ago - but they couldn't have been more wrong. Today, 27% of all of the oil rigs in the United States are currently operating in the Permian Basin.The best oil stocks to buy to play the Permian are the smaller companies that exclusively or primarily depend on the Permian for their profits - like these four...
Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Includes 10 Wise Dividend Plays for 2015
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 12, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted ten stocks - five of which are some of the best dividend stocks to own in 2015.
Four of our dividend plays hedge against the Fed's upcoming interest rate hike. Plus we have an auto sector pick from China, three biotech penny stocks, and more in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now...Full Story
Two of the Best Biotech Stocks to Buy Now
Since April 11, Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD) has scored peak gains of a 74.2% - or more than 175% annualized gains.
Some investors don't want to risk it all during a sell-off - but they still want to take advantage of the growth biotech stocks offer.Here are two biotech stocks to buy – one appeals to risk takers and one to investors who favor a more conservative approach – and both offer plenty of upside potential…
Our Latest List of the Best Stocks to Buy Now Is Brimming with Tech Picks
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 5, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted seven stocks - five of which hail from the profit-rich tech sector.You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…
These Two Tech Stocks to Buy Are Beating the S&P 500 – Again
At their peak, Microsoft and Intel dominated the personal-computing market, accounting for roughly 95% of sales.
As a result of their unique fit, both companies made thousands of shareholders rich. They have lagged in recent years, but thanks to new leadership at both firms, they're back to beating the S&P 500 once again.These two are a couple of the best tech stocks to buy out there. Here’s why.