Beijing’s New Open Door Bodes Well for Alibaba and Other Online Retailers

Other organizations that could benefit could be Netflix, Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), Sears (NYSE: SHLD), Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), Best Buy (NYSE: BB) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT). All of these retailers could get access to the $404 billion Chinese market through alliances with Alibaba and stores on Tmall. Walmart, which already has a presence in China and a working relationship with Alibaba, could be in a great position here.

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GM’s Chevy Bolt the First Car Built for Ride Sharing

That means GM will have to get the base price of an electric vehicle down to around $25,000 to be competitive in the ridesharing market. If it did that, General Motors could become the market leader based on fuel economy alone.

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Is Musk Ignoring Important Revenue Streams at the Tesla Superchargers?

The Superchargers seem to violate one of the basic rules of business and investment as outlined by Benjamin Graham: Don’t lose money! Graham, as value investors know, once famously said that “don’t lose money” was Rule #1 for investors; Rule #2 was see Rule #1. The Superchargers don’t make money—they cost money—and the disturbing thing is that they could make money.

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America’s Shortage of Multifamily Housing a Growing Crisis

It looks as if we have a housing crisis in the United States; the most affluent nation in the world can no longer meet some of its citizens’ basic needs. Unfortunately, our political and business leaders don’t seem to be willing to address the situation.

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Questions Musk Needs to Answer about the Tesla Superchargers

Mr. Musk has some real explaining to do about the Superchargers. How is constructing infrastructure that does not seem to generate any revenue and costs money to operate supposed to help his company? Investors deserve some answers here, Elon.

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Are Digital Wallets a Threat to Banks?

The threat to banks is best shown by PayPal’s growth rate. PayPal’s mobile payment volume increased by 72% between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014, growing to $12 billion. Mobile payments now make up 20% of PayPal’s payments. Venmo, a mobile payment App offered by PayPal subsidiary Braintree, saw its payment volume grow by 50% between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014.

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How Lower Gasoline Prices Could Affect Big Retail

Energy is not the only industry that would be disrupted by falling oil and gas prices. The effect of cheaper gasoline on big retail could be just as profound and wide ranging.

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Toyota Is Close to Mass Marketing Zero Emission Fuel Cell Vehicle

To add another nail to Tesla’s coffin, Toyota’s fuel cell technology is demonstrating some superior performance to Tesla’s Model S. The Tesla website indicates that the range of the Model S series on a charge of electricity is 275 miles; the range of the Mirai on a tank of hydrogen is 300 miles, according to Toyota’s claims.

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Stocks I Own

Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) – I agree with Uncle Warren on this one. BAC is cheap, and it has a bright future. It’s also a bargain; when I see a company with a TTM revenue of $87.01 million that’s trading for less than $15 a share, I buy. If they can fix their problems, BOA’s share price could shoot up like a rocket.

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Improved Fuel Cell Technology Could Boost Chesapeake Energy and Hurt Solar City

A new fuel cell technology from a privately held company called Redox Power Systems LLC could make the future a lot brighter for natural gas producers like Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Devon Energy (DVN), and EOG Resources (EOG). The same technology could spell big trouble for solar panel companies such as SolarCity (SCTY).

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