U.S. consumers are now going to be much more familiar with the Alibaba brand once this is finalized. At this time, the U.S. consumer has been shopping on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). Amazon.com stock topped out in January 2014, at $408.06 a share. Since that time, the stock has plunged to a low of $284.38, before rebounding to its current price of $343.94 a share. Either way, the Alibaba is going to be a negative for Amazon.com and other major online retailers. Short term traders should note that the Amazon.com stock will have major chart resistance around the $360.00 level. That represents an area where the stock is expected to move lower, or encounter an area of resistance from moving higher.
eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) is another major online company that could be adversely affected by the Alibaba . After all, the name Ali Baba comes from the fable Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. You can be sure, Alibaba will certainly steal some online business after this is released.
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