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Amazon is gone: buy these e-commerce stocks instead!

The problem with perfect timing, is that in market terms, it isn’t perfect at all. When I encouraged investors, earlier this year, to move their money into online retail stocks, it was an excellent call, and an excellent time to make it. But who had time or available funds to take advantage of the call that very day? I bet not many people did. I didn’t. With time, I could have put a really fine, persuasive edge on that argument, and we’d have all made an absolute killing when online retail stocks stopped merely rising and started rising precipitously, when they went parabolic.

But the words were scarcely in cyberspace before it was already happening. And by the time I first had time to point out that I was right about what was about to happen, (that time being now, as it happens) it had already happened.

Or so it seems. When Amazon.com does a thing, it seems like every internet retail company tries to do the same thing, but when AMZN shares rocketed right out of any sensible buying range, not every internet retail stock followed suit. There were, thankfully, some that have remained buyable, at least for now. But keep in mind that the move toward online everything is more than just a trend, it is powerful force that has been shaping our economy for decades, and is probably just getting started.

Remember to treat these ideas as just that, ideas, and do your own research before making any investment decision.

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.