Alec Eiber

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  • Why These 2 Beverage Giants Should Be Worried

    By Alec Eiber - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: KO, PEP, SODA

    I recently purchased a gadget/invention called a SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA), created by a company with the same name. The process is relatively simple: I fill up the included bottle with cold water, push a button that carbonates it, and add in a small amount of syrup that turns the water into a cola tasting drink.

    The drink doesn't taste the same as a Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) or PepsiCo more »

  • This Is an Opportunity to Buy Apple

    By Alec Eiber - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, YHOO

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares are trading near the $420 mark, a far cry from the highs we saw in September last year, and for people who don’t own any shares yet, this is a great time to pick some up.

    Warren Buffett had said “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” When Apple was worth $700 a share, people couldn’t stop raving about more »

  • Analyzing eBay

    By Alec Eiber - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, WMT

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) is the premier online commerce company. Individuals and businesses can list items for auction or at “Buy It Now” prices, and consumers buy the products, sometimes brand new and other times in used condition. It's a very simple and easy to understand business, as every time a seller lists a product, eBay gets to charge a transaction fee. With 112 million active users and more than more »

  • Analyzing eBay

    By Alec Eiber - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) is the premier online commerce company. People and businesses can list items for auction or “Buy It Now” prices and consumers buy the products, sometimes brand new and other times as used products. It is a very simple and easy to understand business, as every time a seller lists a product, eBay gets to charge a transaction fee. With 112 million active users and more than 350 more »

  • The Future of Apple: iWatch

    By Alec Eiber - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    There’s a lot of talk right now about the future of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). There are rumors of the iTV, the iPhone 5S, iRadio, and others that could or could not be the next hit in the consumer tech world. However, I believe the iWatch to be Apple’s next huge product, comparable to the iPod, iPhone, and iPad launches. In this article, I’ll talk about the iWatch more »

  • The Future of Apple: iWatch

    By Alec Eiber - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    There’s a lot of talk right now about the future of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). There are rumors of the iTV, the iPhone 5S, iRadio, and others that could or could not be the next hit in the consumer tech world. However, I believe the iWatch to be Apple’s next huge product, comparable to the iPod, iPhone, and iPad launches. In this article, I’ll talk about the iWatch more »

  • The Future of Online Shopping

    By Alec Eiber - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, GOOG

    The future of online shopping is coming. Twenty years ago, you had to physically go to a store to purchase goods. Ten years ago, you could sit at your desk and do the same thing. Right now though, people can sit at their desks and have goods shipped to them in a matter of hours. This is the future of online shopping.

    There are three main players that have already more »

  • Analyzing Google vs. Apple

    By Alec Eiber - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG

    As great as Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) growth potential is, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) may offer even greater growth in the long term. But in the short term, Apple could be the better buy. Here's why.

    The Apple business model is to innovate great products that consumers love to use. Its top sellers include the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook laptops. Apple invests its time and energy into creating more »

  • Why I Wished I Hadn’t Switched to Android

    By Alec Eiber - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG

    When Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) first introduced the iPhone, I knew I had to get one. At $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model, at that time it was just too expensive for me. After the newer iPhone 3G came out in 2008, along with the price drop to $199, that’s when I jumped on board. I first bought the iPhone 3G a few weeks after more »

  • Starbucks: The King of Coffee

    By Alec Eiber - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    Why Starbucks

    I’m going to start off by saying that I don’t drink coffee a lot, but that really doesn’t matter. There are literally millions of people around the world who drink coffee, most of whom go to Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), Dunkin Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN), or their Keurig machines made by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR). I personally believe that Starbucks is the biggest player in more »

  • Analyzing Blackberry

    By Alec Eiber - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG

    Why Sell Blackberry

    Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) was a major player at the beginning of the smartphone industry and had a huge market share in the smartphone market. Today though, Blackberry is down to about a 5% market share.

    I have read and watched reviews on the new Blackberry Z10 phone that’s supposed to save the company, and all I can say is I am not impressed. On one review more »

  • What Matters More, People or Price?

    By Alec Eiber - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, NFLX, WFM

    Let me start by saying that there are many ways to value a company. When people ask themselves whether they want to invest in a company, many factors come into play. Some will focus on “intrinsic value,” while others will focus on how fast earnings are growing. For me, it is a combination of several factors.

    Understanding

    First, I have to understand the company. Companies like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) I more »

  • Analyzing Apple

    By Alec Eiber - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL

    Why Apple

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is an incredible company. Starting out in a garage, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created a vision that has lasted many years, and will continue to last deep into the future. Walking down the street or riding in the subway, everyone is using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. A lot of people use Apple, and many people love their products (me included). As an investor more »