• China is Not the Holy Grail

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, SYMC, YHOO

    I have legitimate concerns with investing into Chinese companies. Combine China and technology and it’s a recipe for extreme-high-risk. Duh – you’re probably thinking, but let’s re-examine Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU). The company just recently turned into a search engine and grew revenues tremendously. So, not so surprisingly the animal spirits come back in full force.

    It’s like watching everyone getting aboard the Titanic, and – we all more »

  • China Doesn't Make Any Sense

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BIDU, DANG, WMT

    China is known to harbor all sorts of issues. The most severe has been Chinese reverse mergers, inflationary spirals, and lack of enforcement of intellectual property laws. Because of this, U.S. investors have to be cautious when investing into Chinese companies as they pose a lot of challenges.

    Does it make sense to own Baidu at these levels?

    Speculators currently believe that it’s Baidu’s (NASDAQ: BIDU) mobile more »

  • Did Baidu Suddenly Solve the Mobile Problem?

    By Mark Holder - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YOKU

    Only a month ago, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) was struggling to stay above $90 as the company faced margin and competitive pressures from the shift toward mobile internet usage and more specifically, mobile search, that it doesn’t dominate like desktop search.

    The leading Chinese search provider has increased operating expenses in order to expand research and development and marketing in order to build out the mobile products and to publicize more »

  • Is Facebook Ahead of Itself?

    By Joshua Bondy - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, GOOG

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is one of the most volatile large-caps, and it looks like investors have forgotten basic online economics. A recent study of almost 250 brands found that Facebook creates around 40 times fewer new customers than search engines, and customers acquired through social media properties like Facebook are worth less than customers acquired through search engines.  Right now Facebook looks too expensive, given its lack of ability to more »

  • With the Moto X, Google Is Going After Samsung

    By Bill Shamblin - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, GOOG

    With the introduction of the Motorola Moto X, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is sending a message to Samsung as it looks to go after the premium smartphone market in the U.S.

    Previous Android model

    Internet search is increasingly moving to mobile. To get its suite of apps in front of smartphone users, Google gives Android away for free to smartphone OEMs. Currently, the Android mobile model is paying dividends, where more »

  • 3 Chinese Internet Companies You Should Buy this Month

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, SINA, YOKU

    According to CNNIC, the number of internet users in China is expected to reach 800 million in 2015, up from 564 million in 2012. The number of mobile internet users has grown at a rapid pace, going from 38% of total internet users in 2008 to 71% of total internet users in 2012. Three Chinese companies are taking various initiatives to benefit from this boom in Chinese internet usage and more »

  • My 2012 Report Card

    By James Fantaci - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, EOG, GOOG, NFLX, WPRT

    I started writing for the Motley Fool Blog Network in June 2012 because I enjoy sharing my passion for investing in great companies. As someone who comes from an entrepreneurial background, I find it exciting to own even a small piece of a business that is changing the world, even in subtle ways. With every stock I have recommended, I either already owned the company and/or I initiated a more »

  • Is There Any Value Left in Baidu?

    By Timothy Green - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    In April I wrote an article about Chinese search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) in which I claimed that after a steep decline the stock had entered value territory and was a real bargain. At the time the stock traded for about $85 per share. Since that writing Baidu has surged to around $135 per share, up nearly 60% in just a few short months.

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    Baidu fell more »

  • Can Anyone Stand up to Google's Search Engine?

    By Wes Patoka - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, YHOO

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) CEO Marissa Marissa Mayer is trying to revamp the once-dominant search company. Shareholders should be happy with her one-year performance, as well. Yahoo! is up over 73%. The strategy of picking up premium internet properties didn’t come without costs, though, and Yahoo!’s cash position has gone from $7.5 billion to $1.2 billion.

    Yahoo!’s large cash position came from its Alibaba Group sale more »

  • Two Skyrocketing Internet Stocks to Buy, One to Avoid

    By Ash Sharma - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, LNKD

    One of the most important trends currently affecting Internet companies is increasing usage of mobile devices to access the web. On one hand, it is a positive development because it means an increased number of visitors and the time they spend on the web. On the other hand, it is a big concern as many Internet companies have not yet been able to come up with a way to monetize more »

  • Emerging Markets...Investing For The Next Big Trend

    By Lawrence Weinman - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, CHL, EWZ, OVTI, EWX, VWO

    Investors would be making a big mistake if they eliminate holdings in emerging market stocks. Instead of giving up on emerging markets investors should adjust to take advantage of China’s new economic focus on consumer spending rather than infrastructure.Several emerging markets ETFs offer an opportunity to implement that strategy

    Many articles have declared the “end of emerging markets” .Massive outflows from emerging markets funds and ETFs indicate that more »

  • Why the Biggest Chinese Online Travel Agency Will Keep Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, CTRP, LONG, EXPE International (NASDAQ: CTRP) , also known as Ctrip, is the biggest Chinese online travel agency, and that should be enough to watch it closely. The past 12 months have been wonderful for Ctrip shareholders; the annual return is close to reaching 200%. Yet, not everything has been bright in the history of Ctrip. A quick view at the historical stock performance shows the stock price is still far from more »

  • Multiple Reasons Why Apple Remains a Strong Buy

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, QCOM

    At the close of business on July 23, 2013, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported itsQthird fiscal 2013 financial results. The result showed the company performed well for the quarter, beating analysts estimates for its earnings per share and the company’s revenue for the quarter.

    Below is a bar chart showing Apple’s revenue over the past three fiscal third quarter periods.

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    The chart shows that there is a visible more »

  • Is Baidu a Buy at These Levels?

    By Anh HOANG - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has made a recent comeback with a strong market rally. Its share price increased from more than $89 per share in the beginning of July to nearly $127.60 per share, marking an incredible gain of more than 43% within just one month. Moreover, Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock from Equal Weight to Overweight. Should we listen to Morgan Stanley’s upgrade? Is Baidu a good buy more »

  • Tiger Global Management’s Long Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, PCLN, V

    In May, Tiger Cub hedge fund Tiger Global Management (Tiger Cub funds are those founded by former employees of billionaire Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management) filed its 13F for the first quarter of 2013. At Insider Monkey, we track these filings as part of our work researching investment strategies (for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of more »

  • The Changing Landscape of China's Search Market

    By Nick Chiu - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU

    Despite its dominance in China’s search market, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) is losing market share. Yet, it is Google that suffered the most. While,, and Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) all gained market share since 2012, there is only one apparent winner, Qihoo 360, whose fast growth continues in 2013 as its market share jumped from 10.59% at the beginning of 2013 to 15.18% in more »

  • Choose This Internet Stock for Growth

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, YNDX

    There are two big countries in which Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) does not dominate search: Russia and China. The companies that dominate these markets are Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) and Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), respectively. Both stocks have soared after their recent quarterly reports. Yandex has already gained 55% this year, while Baidu has gained 27%. Baidu has to deal with competition from within the country, as Google’s share of the Chinese more »

  • Google's Mobile Mess In China Has US Repercussions

    By Bill Shamblin - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, FB, GOOG, YELP

    The good news: Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system dominates China's smartphone market. The bad news: Google is capturing a small share of China's quickly expanding mobile search market. While Google's problems in China are concerning, the real risk to Mountain View is that China may serve as a competitive blueprint for how to wrestle mobile market share away in the US.

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  • Is This Fundamental Trend a Silent Stock Killer?

    By Brian Nichols - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YY

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) is exploding with gains; the company’s revenue is rising, yet investors ignore areas of caution that are abundantly clear. These areas of caution are affecting the entire space, which you should consider before investing.

    3 Metrics of Concern

    Baidu is essentially the Google of China, has risen 35% in the last month, and is currently trading higher by 8% after its second quarter earnings beat. For more »

  • Baidu and Qihoo: The War Is On

    By Dusan Jovanic - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU

    China’s leading search companies are investing heavily into their respective business developments, and have been acquiring or trying to acquire companies that will help them grow and diversify. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) was very active on the acquisition front, spending a part of its large cash position. On the other hand, Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) is said to be in talks with (NASDAQ: SOHU) about buying their Sogou more »

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