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Southeast Asia: the next e-commerce frontier

Southeast Asia: the next e-commerce frontier

E-commerce is a booming business. Is Southeast Asia the next hot spot for online shopping? People love buying things on the Internet. Frost & Sullivan estimates that in 2013, e-commerce accounted for 7.8 percent of retail sales…

Does the cloud have a silver lining for IBM?

Does the cloud have a silver lining for IBM?

IBM is upping its cloud computing game with the rollout of the first products from its partnership with Twitter. Shares of IBM (IBM) are starting to break out of its $151 to $160 trading range. Valued at a forward P/E of just 9.64,…

EPA and coal plant showdown at the Supreme Court

EPA and coal plant showdown at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will rule on coal plants' air-polluting ways by the end of June. #teamEPA or #teamcoal? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that challenge the Environmental…

Zacks: Why the P/S ratio is my favorite valuation metric

Zacks: Why the P/S ratio is my favorite valuation metric

In this installment of the Screen of the Week, Kevin Matras uses his favorite valuation metric: the Price to Sales ratio. This week, I'm going to focus on the Price to Sales ratio for finding great stocks at great values. The…

Here we go! Nintendo enters the smartphone market

Here we go! Nintendo enters the smartphone market

Nintendo's stock has shot up following the news that it will enter the mobile gaming market. Nintendo’s (NTDOY) announcement on March 17 that it would enter the mobile market sent share prices as high as $22.15 before pulling…

Is there a new American Dream?

Is there a new American Dream?

The American Dream seems to be changing because we millennials want different things out of life.  While watching a few episodes of “Mad Men” may induce some temporary mid-century nostalgia, I’ll be the first to admit…

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