E-commerce company MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) has fallen 15% over the last six months on investors' concerns about economic uncertainty in Latin America and the competitive challenge from big U.S. players Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY).

However, the company is generating rock-solid performance in spite of economic headwinds, and it still offers exceptional opportunities for growth. Besides, the bears may be underestimating MercadoLibre's competitive strengths.

The slide show below offers some ideas for investors interested in looking at MercadoLibre and its potential for gains in the years ahead.

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Andrés Cardenal owns shares of Amazon.com. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Amazon.com, eBay, and MercadoLibre. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.