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Your Best Profit Play on China’s 750 Million Internet Users

China’s biggest Internet stocks are on fire in 2017. And a quick look at the numbers shows why.

A report released this week showed that China’s Internet user base grew to 751.16 million in June, up 6% from a year earlier. That’s still just 54.3% of the world’s most populous country, compared to 74.6% in the United States, which means there’s still plenty....More>>>

PRO Weekly Digest: Mathematical Trades With Richard Pearson

Welcome to the latest issue of the PRO Weekly Digest. Every Saturday for Seeking Alpha PRO subscribers and Sunday for all other Seeking Alpha users, we publish highlights from our PRO coverage as well as feature interviews and other notable goings-on with SA PRO. Comment below or email us at pro-editors at seekingalpha.com to let us know what you think. Find past editions here.

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The Japanese Government's Pension Fund Made A Cool $70 Billion Last Year

The world's biggest pension fund is now 7.9 trillion yen richer ($70 billion) richer. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund earned a 5.9 percent return for the one-year period ended March 31, Bloomberg reported.

The fund now holds 144.9 trillion....More>>>

Is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock REALLY Worth the Risk?

I’ve written before about why Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) is a risky play. BABA stock has been on a tear over the last six months as more analysts compare the firm to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) when the U.S. e-commerce juggernaut set up shop.

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I still think Alibaba stock is a risky addition....More>>>

3 Reasons Alibaba Wins

Someone asked me the other day why I thought Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) was such a huge winner in the China e-commerce game. I see three reasons.

Trust. For a long time, people in China were wary of e-commerce in China because they were simply afraid of getting ripped off when buying goods sight unseen. We didn’t really face that issue in the US to the same extent, because Sears,....More>>>

7 Stocks to Buy on the Verge of Double-Digit Breakouts

The stock market has spent much of the early summer months “melting higher” as investors have been hesitant to push their cash into a market that refuses to budge from all-time highs. Of course, we know there are always quality stocks to buy out there, regardless of what the market is doing.

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Breakout stocks, comeback stocks, you name it....More>>>

Meituan, JD Take Anti-Corruption Fight To Trenches

Anyone unfamiliar with China might find it peculiar and even worrisome that near simultaneous announcements appear to show problematic internal corruption at two of the nation’s top Internet companies, e-commerce giant JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and leading group buying site Meituan-Dianping. While the timing does seem somewhat coincidental, this kind of thing is becoming quite common these....More>>>

Analyzing Carter’s: A Decent Long-Term Apparel Play

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As a company, Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) primarily operates in the baby and young child apparel segments. Its main brands are Carter’s and OshKosh, with the latter being acquired in 2005. As of 2016, these two brands have combined to hold a market-leading share of 17.8% (14.9% for Carter’s & 2.9% for OshKosh) in the $21 billion target market for kids between....More>>>

7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Are Actually Safe

It’s still a difficult time for income investors. Interest rates are predicted to rise in 2017, and Treasury yields are creeping up. But a 10-year Treasury bond pays less than 2.6% interest annually; guaranteed investments such as CDs and checking accounts offer returns of barely 1% a year. In that environment, high-yield dividend stocks look attractive … and that’s where....More>>>