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  • World of Warcraft’s Decline Cannot Hold This Company Back

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, TCEHY.PK

    NetEase’s (NASDAQ: NTES) performance so far this year has been nothing short of impressive. 2012 wasn’t a great year to be a NetEase investor as the stock’s performance tapered off toward the end of the year on the back of weak earnings reports.

    But, a look at the year-to-date stock chart now reveals that NetEase has gained close to 50%. Moreover, its recently released earnings report and more »

  • Is Renren Going Anywhere?

    By Nick Chiu - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: RENN, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    The trend towards mobile is developing globally, but Chinese social network companies are facing strong competition while going mobile. Renren (NYSE: RENN), one of the largest operator of real name social networking in China, continues to adapt to the rapidly changing social network and mobile market. Renren continues to leverage its attractive demographics, open platforms and high user engagement levels, as well as its real name user base, to differentiate more »

  • A Small Yet Critical Step for This Giant Telco

    By Nick Chiu - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: CHL, MSFT, TCEHY.PK

    A new VoIP and mobile instant messaging offering is now available. China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), the world’s largest mobile operator, has developed a new application called Jego to challenge Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in 2011. Jego, launched on June 1, mainly serves overseas customers, allowing them to make free or low-cost calls to mobile phones and landlines.

    What does Jego do?

    Jego, available on Apple more »

  • The Good Problems WeChat is Causing Tencent

    By Peter Pham - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: SOCL, CQQQ, FXI, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    The Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY.PK) introduced a blockbuster mobile chat application that is being perceived as a significant threat to the revenues of social networking firms such as Sina's (NASDAQ: SINA) Weibo, as well as Chinese telcos like China Mobile and China Unicom. WeChat is doing now what Tencent’s QQ did about a year ago: eating massive amounts of the nation’s 2G bandwidth, but more »

  • Let the Mobile Chat Wars Begin!

    By Leo Sun - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT, TCEHY.PK | Editor's Choice

    A new battle has erupted in the mobile world of smartphones and tablets - the battle of the instant messaging apps.

    Research firm Informa recently estimated that across the world, 19.1 billion mobile instant messages were sent daily in 2012, compared to 17.6 billion traditional SMS messages. This indicates that old SMS functions are losing their technological relevance as users with Internet data plans opt to send free messages more »

  • Are These Two Chinese Cyberspace Giants About to Crush the Industry?

    By Leo Sun - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ALBCF.PK, BIDU, SINA, TCEHY.PK, YHOO

    Sina Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA), a major Chinese portal site and creator of Weibo (“China’s Twitter”), recently rallied after the company announced that Internet giant Alibaba (NASDAQOTH: ALBCF.PK) had purchased an 18% stake in Weibo.

    In addition to the initial investment, Sina is giving Alibaba the option to increase its stake in Weibo to 30% within a limited time on a mutually agreed valuation. Sina is also expanding its e-commerce more »

  • Baidu: Why Now Is The Time To Buy

    By Daniel Murray - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU, TCEHY.PK

    In the last three months, Chinese search engine provider Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has seen a dramatic 20% drop in share price. As recently as April 9, The Motley Fool warned that the number of internet users in China may begin to slow, which could become a threat to Baidu's growth. Other outlooks are equally foreboding. International Business Times offered a similarly dismal outlook, explaining, “increased selling has led Baidu more »

  • New Banking Rules Shake up Major Chinese ETFs

    By Peter Pham - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CHIX, FXI, MCHI, TCEHY.PK

    When it comes to Chinese ETFs, the first name that pops up in an investor’s mind is the FTSE China 25 Index Fund ETF (NYSEMKT: FXI). With an enormous market cap of $7 billion, this ETF represents the blue chips of the Chinese economy, particularly its financial services sector. FXI is now changing its structure and becoming more diverse. But currently, investors looking for exposure towards large cap Chinese more »

  • The Future of Chinese Technology – Social Manufacturing?

    By Nick Slepko - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: FXCNY, RENN, SMI, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    Prior to joining Global X Funds, Alex Ashby lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.  He currently manages group of six ETFs covering the consumerenergyfinancial, industrial, material, and technology sectors of the Chinese economy.  The Global X NASDAQ China Technology ETF (NASDAQ QQQC) provides investors with exposure to technology companies in China and is designed to be a transparent, cost-efficient way to get access to the country's more »

  • This Gaming Stock Looks Like Chaff for Now, but Will it Become the Wheat?

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, NTES, PWRD, TCEHY.PK

    I have been quite bullish about the prospects of Chinese online gaming company Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). However, it seems that the company is not able to tap the huge opportunity presented by online gaming in China, a fact that can be seen quite clearly in its quarterly reports.

    After a strong start to the year, Perfect World’s earnings have been going down for a number of reasons. The more »

  • Social Media is a “Super-Cycle” Built for Two – or Two Billion (part 6)

    By Nick Slepko - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: FB, SOCL, LNKD, SINA, TCEHY.PK

    This week Global X Funds celebrates the one year anniversary of their Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ: SOCL).  CEO Bruno del Ama discusses the reasoning behind the fund and considers trends and projections based on previous revolutions in global business.

    [continued from part 5]

    Slepko:  What is with all the China?  How is it that Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) rank along side of Facebook (NASDAQ: FBmore »)

  • Social Media is a “Super-Cycle” Built for Two – or Two Billion (part 2)

    By Nick Slepko - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: FB, SOCL, GOOG, LNKD, TCEHY.PK

    This week Global X Funds celebrates the one year anniversary of their Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ: SOCL).  CEO Bruno del Ama discusses the reasoning behind the fund and considers trends and projections based on previous revolutions in global business.

    [continued from part 1]

    del Ama: One of the benefits of the ETF is gaining exposure to the more difficult to access social media companies that are listed more »

  • The Time Seems Right to Buy This Beaten Down Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, TCEHY.PK

    “But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

    -Rocky Balboa

    The above line applies perfectly to those who have their money invested in Chinese gaming company NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES). The last two quarters have been simply bad for the company. It missed estimates by a wide margin in the second-quarter that was reported back in August more »

  • Social Media is a “Super-Cycle” Built for Two – or Two Billion

    By Nick Slepko - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: FB, SOCL, GXG, NTES, TCEHY.PK

    This week Global X Funds celebrates the one year anniversary of their Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ: SOCL).  Since its inception, a number of major social media stocks have IPO’d and the fund has continued to provide exposure not only to US properties, but also recognizes the international and niche dimensions of the recent phenomenon – non-US companies currently comprise over half the ETF’s holdings (half of more »

  • Baidu’s Mobile Blues not News to Google

    By Peter Pham - November 3, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, GOOG, MSFT, QIHU, TCEHY.PK

    China’s leading search engine Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) witnessed a 60% jump in quarterly profits year-on-year to $478 million due to an increase in advertising revenues. Total revenues grew by 49.7% to $994.6 million. However, the revenue growth in this quarter was ~10 percentage points lower as compared to the previous quarter. The company now enjoys 79% dominance over the large Chinese Internet search engine market following the more »

  • This Game’s not Over Yet, Are you Willing to Play?

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, TCEHY.PK

    A few times every earnings season, a stock is brutally hammered if it comes up with a bad report, or a bad outlook, or a combination of both. The Street is quite unforgiving in this regard and sometimes even those companies that might get their act together in the future are also punished heavily, opening up an opportunity for savvy investors to get in.

    Shares of Chinese online gaming company more »

  • Sina Looks to Generate Revenues From Users

    By Tony Daltorio - February 10, 2012 | Tickers: SINA, SOHU, TCEHY.PK

    It is estimated that more than one-third of China's population – 420 million people – are internet users. But go back a few years ago and a big part of today's internet in China, microblogs, were a mere internet backwater. That began to change though in 2009 when Sina Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA) launched its Sina Weibo microblog, assuming the leadership position in that space. 

    Since then Sina has accumulated more more »