Chinese Stocks

We all know about some of the insane valuations with social media and Internet services stocks, such as Twitter, Inc. (NYSE/TWTR), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), and Yelp, Inc. (NYSE/YELP), as I have discussed in these pages before. (Read “Two More Internet Stocks to Watch.”) These valuations make it extremely…

The flow of reverse mergers and IPOs continues to be weak due to the increased regulation and scrutiny towards the listing requirements. The major focus has been on reverse mergers originating from China, which has resulted so far in numerous scams. As a result, the flow of Chinese…

One sector of the stock market that we all know has been hammered is Chinese stocks. A large portion of all U.S.-listed Chinese stocks have dropped significantly in value due to a lack of confidence in their corporate reporting. Also occurring in the broader stock market has been…

Chinese stocks continue to be in the dumps compared to the rally in U.S. stocks. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) is firmly in the red this year, down 13.28%. However, the plus is that Chinese stocks are no longer trapped in a bear market. My Chinese stocks…

The Chinese economy saw its gross domestic product (GDP) slow to 9.1% in the third quarter, down from 9.5% in the second quarter and over 10% in 2010. GDP is at its lowest growth rate since the Chinese economy expanded at 8.9% back in the third quarter in…

There have been warning signs in China that investors must be mindful of, including high inflation, speculative real estate buying, slower demand, and slower gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The Chinese economy, which had been firing on all cylinders and was the envy of the world, is showing…

So…will it be sushi or dim sum? A friend said he was looking at investing in Japan and felt the country could return above-average returns along with moderate risk. He asked my opinion. Quickly, before he was able to finish his question, I said “China” without any hesitation.…

The key in China will be the rapid growth of the country’s middle class. Credit Suisse predicts that the household wealth in China will double to $35.0 trillion by around 2015 based on achieving sustainable GDP growth at or near the current growth rate. The economic analysis is…

Over the last few months, there has been a backlash on small-cap Chinese stocks that has driven the valuation on many of these stocks down to extremely low levels. The Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) traded at 2,709.95 on May 27, which was its lowest point since September 30,…

Over the last few months, there has been a backlash on small-cap Chinese stocks that has driven down the valuation on some of these stocks to extremely low levels. When you trade micro-cap stocks or small-cap stocks, there is added risk. And when you trade Chinese small-cap stocks,…

Many thought China was set to stall in 2011, but so far this has not been the case. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth continues to be impressive coming in at 9.7% in the first quarter, above the estimate of 9.55%, according to the National Bureau of…

The Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) has been rallying. It is up 8.37% this year as of April 14, well above the comparative gains of the NASDAQ, DOW, Russell 200, and S&P 500. But playing the Chinese capital markets involves excessive political and economic risk. However, my investment advice…

When you trade micro-cap stocks or small-cap stocks, there is added risk. And when you trade Chinese small-cap stocks, there is even more risk. Just take a look at the media these days and you’ll find some small Chinese company making the news…but for the wrong reasons. There…

There has been a rise in discussions on the concept of reverse mergers in the media relating to companies in China listing on domestic exchanges. The speculation is that some of the small Chinese stocks debuting on the domestic exchanges, which resulted from reverse mergers, are being investigated…

Chinese stocks have been rallying following the week-long Lunar New Year break. Stocks on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) have rallied in six straight sessions and are holding above 2,900, up 4.2% this year, which is encouraging given the poor start. Yet, playing the Chinese capital markets…

China is growing exponentially in many areas. An area that is growing at an incredible rate is the mobile phone sector, where growth is enormous and there are currently more than 842 million users. Think about it. There are more mobile users in China than the population of…

I have always been a China bull, even in spite of the market relapse in 2010. Yes, the Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) in China had an off year in 2010, losing 14.31%. And, yes, the SCI is lagging the U.S. indices this year. However, its loss is down…

China is on the right path to developing into a rising world economic power as well as a basin for incredible and sustained growth across many sectors, including industrial, mining, energy, services and technology. The reality is that, if it is saleable and in demand, then you know…

Chinese stocks are again the focus of increased attention and speculative trading. In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) was rallying and was down less than four percent this year, which is impressive given that the index had been down over 28% earlier in the year. Unfortunately,…