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The "Hidden" Billions in the Alibaba IPO

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How many times have you been reading about a long-ago historical event - or been watching a documentary about it on the History Channel - and thought to yourself: "Wow, it would've been really cool to have actually been there to see this happen."

I couldn't agree more. As a big history buff myself, I find myself making that statement on a regular basis.

But I'll also make this observation: The same folks who get so turned on about events from the distant past are often the last to recognize current developments - what you and I would refer to as "history in the making."

And one of the best current examples of "history being made" is the looming initial public stock offering (IPO) of Chinese Internet heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA). Alibaba stock is scheduled to price tomorrow and begin trading Friday.

If you at first find it tough to characterize a stock offering - no matter how big - as a "historic event," I can certainly understand.

But "historic" it is...

Jack Ma Won't Be the Only CEO to Reap Record Alibaba Profits

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Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma could easily see his $11 billion net worth skyrocket once the record-breaking IPO goes live on Friday, Sept. 19.

But, you see, my research has identified an under-the-radar firm that's run by not only a very strategic CEO...

He's aggressive.

And I like that.

But, what I like even more is that he's recently structured a deal that could generate billions in windfall gains from the historic stock offering.

And now that Alibaba is set to go public later this week, it could reap a near $60 billion windfall on this epic deal.

I expect its share price will get a sizeable boost - and fast.

But, these initial gains will come fast and will most likely end minutes after the IPO goes live.

So there isn't much time left...

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Will Be the World's First $1 Trillion Company

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock will be priced Thursday (Sept. 18) evening, with Alibaba stock to start trading Sept. 19. The Alibaba IPO could be the largest initial public offering of all time.

The company has been targeting a valuation of $155 billion for its IPO, and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg stated that BABA could reach $200 billion shortly after the IPO.

But Money Morning’s Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has his sights set much higher for BABA’s valuation.

Here's why he thinks Alibaba will be the world’s first $1 trillion company…

Why Our Expert's Buying Alibaba Stock – Even Though He's "Not an IPO Guy"

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Our stock expert Shah Gilani appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Wednesday afternoon to talk about Alibaba stock, which is expected to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

Watch the video to see why Gilani will be one investor who's buying...

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BABA Stock Price: Three Reasons to Be Bullish

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The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock price will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 18, and right now investors are looking at an initial price range of $66 to $68 for Alibaba shares.

However, Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks Alibaba stock will go much higher when it hits the market.

And he's provided three reasons why investors should be bullish on BABA following the Alibaba IPO...

Infographic: The Alibaba IPO Is Not a Repeat of the Facebook IPO

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The Alibaba IPO is coming this week. It's expected to raise between $21.1 billion and $24.3 billion, making it the largest initial public offering since Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) $16 billion IPO in 2012.

Because of their similar sizes, and the fact that they're only separated by two years, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) IPO and Facebook IPO have been repeatedly compared to one another.

But these two massive IPOs are very different. Here's why...

Dow Futures Down Today on These Top Five Stories

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Dow Futures, September 16, 2014: On Monday, markets remained highly anticipative of Chinese e-com giant Alibaba Holding Group's initial public offering, slated for this week.

But the news isn't all rosy for investors around the world. Dow Jones futures are down 29 points today. According to Bloomberg, Chinese residents are angry that they lack the financial resources or qualifications to invest in Alibaba stock.

Here’s what else you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Leads This Week's 7 Upcoming IPOs

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The Alibaba IPO is not only the biggest of this week's upcoming IPOs, it could be the largest IPO ever.

It's the largest e-commerce company in the world's largest e-commerce market. And according to a new report today, Alibaba stock is expected to reach as high as $70 per share when initially priced on Sept. 18.

But it's not the only IPO this week. Here's the full story behind the Alibaba IPO, and the rest of this week's seven upcoming IPOs...

BREAKING: Alibaba IPO Price Raised

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The Alibaba IPO price is heading higher, as company officials have upped the price range for Alibaba stock to $66 to $68. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) officials had originally set a price range of $60 to $66 per share.

A Reuters report today (Monday) said that the Alibaba IPO has seen "overwhelming" investor demand.

Following this news, it's becoming apparent that the Alibaba could very well be the largest IPO of all time...

Stock Market Today Moving on BABA and AAPL Updates

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Stock market today, Sept. 15, 2014: All three major U.S. stock markets were down Friday, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday. Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks.

This week, investors will turn their attentions to the Fed Open Market Committee, which kicks off a meeting on Tuesday.

Here's what else you should know to make your Monday profitable...

How Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Can Shake Off the Alibaba IPO

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) won't be hurt for long by the Alibaba IPO, due to hit Sept. 18. While both companies are e-commerce giants in their own right, the two may not be as competitive with one another as you think...

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Alibaba IPO: BABA's Value Is Climbing Past This Tech Giant

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Throughout the Alibaba IPO process, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been regularly compared to the largest e-commerce company in the U.S., Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN).

In fact, one of the most common nicknames for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) this past year has been "The Amazon of China."

But that title may not fit much longer, because Alibaba will soon be much bigger than Amazon...

What Is Alibaba?

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The Alibaba IPO could be the largest initial public offering ever as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) looks to raise as much as $24.3 billion when it prices its shares on Sept. 18.

But because it's a Chinese company, many U.S. investors are still asking "What is Alibaba?"

Here’s a hint: It’s involved in a lot more than just e-commerce…

Expert: Alibaba IPO Lifted by Massive Shift in Chinese Market

The Alibaba IPO is expected to raise as much as $24.3 billion next week when Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) prices its shares on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Throughout the Alibaba IPO process, Money Morning's Executive Editor Bill Patalon has been following the company and the Chinese market carefully.

And now, he's uncovered a major shift in the Chinese e-commerce industry. One that should drive Alibaba and BABA stock for years to come.

Alibaba Roadshow Brings BABA Stock to Investors

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The Alibaba roadshow kicked off this week as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) officials began the final sales pitch for Alibaba stock ahead of the company's massive IPO.

The roadshow presentations are the primary way for Alibaba and the underwriters to sell Alibaba stock to institutional investors prior to the stock's debut.

And they've taken on added importance as Alibaba plans to hold the largest IPO in world history...