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4 ETFs To Play Surge In E-Commerce

Over the recent holiday period, the e-commerce sector witnessed exceptional growth as many consumers opted to shop on-line, as opposed via the traditional brick and mortar storefronts, paving the path to opportunity in the near future for the sector. 

According to a recent article in Barron’s, U.S. e-commerce spending accelerated 13% during the holiday season, pushing total e-commerce growth in 2010 to 10% year-over-year.  Furthermore, the article also contends that US e-commerce is expected to witness another 10% year-over-year growth in 2011, pushing spending to over $150 billion for the year.  Read More…

Three ETFs To Play Amazon And Remain Diversified

As technology companies continue to generate cash and hoard it, some, like Amazon (AMZN) are looking at acquiring others to broaden their current offerings paving the road to prosperity for the Internet HOLDRs (HHH) the Retail HOLDRs (RTH) and the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet (PNQI).

According to insiders, Amazon, which was sitting on cash and short-term securities of $5.9 billion at the end of September, is currently nearing an agreement to buy Quidsi Inc., owner of Diapers.com and Soap.com.    Furthermore, the Seattle based online retailer recently bought Woot.com, a site that offers a daily discounted item and has agreed to purchase BuyVIP, a fashion site, which will expand its presence in Europe.  Read More…

3 Internet Retailers Showing Spark Of Light

Despite declines in consumer confidence, a relatively unstable labor market and the G-20 emphasizing deficit reduction, three Internet retailers are illustrating a spark of light and could pose an opportunity.

The first is Netflix (NFLX).  The Los Gatos, California-based online movie rental subscription company offers consumers a relatively cheap form of entertainment which can be streamlined directly to a personal computer or television with the touch of a button.  Additionally, the company does not charge late fees or impose due dates on movies that are delivered via mail, enabling a consumer to be flexible without being charged.  Thirdly, the monthly subscription fees charged by Netflix are much lower than the cost of watching a movie at the movie theater or renting one from a local movie store.  Lastly, Netflix is trading above both its 50 and 200 day moving averages and is up nearly 104% year-to-date. Read More…

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