Accounting 557 : Assignment 3: Amazon versus eBay - 68737

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Amazon vs. eBay Choice of Investment

Deciding between two stocks to invest in can be like attempting to predict what number will come up next on a roulette wheel; it is a gamble to say the least. However, by following the first major rule about investing in a company, namely doing your homework, it is possible to make an informed choice between two companies. The choice is down to two internet based behemoths, Amazon and EBay.

A Comparison of the Companies

The first company, Amazon, was founded in 1994 by a former Wall Street vice-president looking to capitalize on a report that at the time projected the growth of the web twenty-th