Dow 20,000 gets a lot of people excited. But as we discussed on Friday, there are rational reasons to expect that stocks will continue to climb to much higher levels.
Yesterday we looked back on China’s currency manipulation that has escalated to a big geopolitical risk with the incoming Trump administration. Remember, at the beginning of the year I talked about the six big global market themes for 2016. China’s currency was one.
Given that we’re reaching the 20,000 level in the Dow, let’s revisit the first theme I talked about back in January. “Theme #1: The central banks are in control—Be Long Stocks…
We know that the global financial and economic crisis was driven by a credit bubble and, therefore, overindebtedness. We know more than 60 countries around the world were simultaneously in recession.
If you grasp this reality, and are firmly rooted in the context within which the global economy is operating, respecting the role that central banks played in rescuing the world from an apocalyptic collapse, then there hasn’t been much more to talk about or to debate for quite some time, when it comes to the outlook for markets, risks, scenarios, etc. Central Banks have proven to be able to influence confidence and asset prices. Both of which are critical tools in creating recovery and continuing recovery.”
Top China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BIDU) is well known as the dominant search engine in China. Its mobile app has a 90 percent market share and is obviously most similar to Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s Google app.
- [By Leo Sun]
In late February, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) videostreaming subsidiary iQiyi raised $1.53 billion in fresh funds to compete more effectively with rival sites. Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Baidu all purchased the newly issued convertible bonds, and Baidu disclosed that it had invested $300 million.
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Netflix also just recently made inroads into the biggest international market of them all: China. It agreed to a licensing deal with iQiyi, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming service. iQiyi is the most popular video streaming platform in China, with 500 million monthly viewers for its free service and 20 million paid subscribers. And while the terms of the deal were undisclosed, Netflix no doubt stands to benefit from the brand exposure that gaining access to iQiyi’s massive user base will provide.
- [By Stark Merrifield]
To capitalize on the U.S.’ strong trade relationship with China, Fitz-Gerald suggests looking at companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), “which dominates Chinese e-commerce the way Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) does in the United States,” or Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), which “mirrors Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).”
Top China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)
- [By Joe Tenebruso]
Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.
Top China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Euro/Yen(EJ)
- [By Belinda Cao]
E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.
Top China Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sina Corporation(SINA)
- [By Steve Symington]
Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA), which has a stake in Weibo, also tumbled.
Weibo confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China or SAPPRFT has ordered local authorities to take measures to suspend audio and video services of some internet companies.
- [By Leo Sun]
Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.
- [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]
It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).
Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.