• Invest in Europe, the Smart Way

    By Joshua Bondy - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: SDRL, STO, YNDX

    Europe is a heavyweight in the global economy, but the euro is suffocating the European Union. Spain's unemployment rate recently reached 26.9%, while Greece is at 27.2%. Even Germany's future is looking grim. Its export machine is slowing down with low growth forecasts in China and Europe. In the midst of the storm, Norway and Russia are exceptions to the rule with their own currencies and more »

  • A 2013 IPO That's Cashing In on Russia's Cash-Based Economy

    By BA McKenna - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, QIWI, V, YNDX

    Where there's a consumer need, the market will usually fill it. That's true in Russia today, too. Qiwi (NASDAQ: QIWI), a provider of electronic payment services, is meeting a strong need among Russian consumers, which is why it might not be surprising the stock has soared 76% since its May IPO.

    A cash is king society

    These stats provide an idea of how cash-based Russia's economy is more »

  • 4 Reasons The "Russian Google" Should Continue Its Roll

    By BA McKenna - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), often dubbed "the Russian Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)," continued its roll when it reported second quarter earnings on July 25. I'm going to cover four reasons Yandex should continue raking in the rubles.

    First, a recap of its quarterly results and business summary:

    • Revenue met estimates, rising 34% to $284 million
    • Earnings beat estimates with non-GAAP EPS of $0.28 and GAAP EPS of $0.27, 47 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 »

  • Smart Players in the Dot-Com Sector

    By usman iftikhar - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, YHOO, YNDX

    The technology industry is heading towards its maturity stage, leaving little room for growth. A new ray of hope has emerged, however, as some industry players have repositioned their strategies to revive the technology industry. These companies are trying to attract visitors and advertisers by coming up with innovative products and continue to make investments to add new features. In this article, I will find out how Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDUmore »)

  • Will Europe's Privacy Concerns Affect Google?

    By Joshua Bondy - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, YNDX

    Europe is known to have relatively strong consumer protection laws, and a number of countries have threatened Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) with fines in the wake of the PRISM tracking scandal. While talk of enraged European regulators sounds dangerous, it isn't likely that there will be a serious hit to Google's bottom line. France's fine for the street view snooping fiasco was a whopping 100,000 euros--chump more »

  • The Winner of Russia's Search War

    By Dusan Jovanic - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) has struggled since the May 2011 IPO, and its share price has never seen the highs it achieved in the first week of trading. But that might change soon, since the company is showing strong growth and expects the growth to continue. The company reported earnings that beat analyst estimates, and the management raised the full-year revenue guidance. The market responded with a surge in share price more »

  • How Google Is Building Its Empire

    By Vladimir Zernov - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, MSFT, YHOO, YNDX

    While a lot of people are excited about the Google Glass project, it would not be a major game changer from a financial point of view, at least for the short-term. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is an advertising company. According to its latest earnings report, the company gets 92.7% of its revenue from its core advertising business. Google officials like to talk about their most recent and innovative products, but more »

  • Apple's Short Interest Doubled: See What Happened to These Other Tech Stocks

    By Justin Giles - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BIDU, NFLX, YNDX, ZNGA

    Many people like to follow what the "big money" institutional and hedge funds are buying, selling and shorting. So I began looking over some companies that have had changes in these areas. These companies are Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU)Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).

    For any new investors out there, short interest is an indicator of what short sellers think about a particular more »

  • Is Baidu a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, SINA, SOHU, YNDX

    Concerns over the Chinese economy and a pattern of accounting irregularities at Chinese companies have caused declines in a number of Chinese stocks in the last year. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), a leading search engine and Web portal in the country, has fallen 38%. This has occurred despite strong growth at the company: Baidu reported that in the fourth quarter of 2012 its revenues increased 42% versus a year earlier, and more »

  • Yandex's Post-Earnings Plunge Created a Long Opportunity

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), Russia’s largest search engine missed consensus earnings estimates in its most recent quarter results despite growing by 30 percent year-over-year. The company’s revenues came out better than expected by analysts increasing by 37 percent, from 2011 to $290.4 million.

    Yandex NV shares tanked 14 percent at some stage after earnings announcement, but closed at $23.01, or 10.08 percent decline on Tuesday more »

  • Searching for the King of Search

    By Bob Ciura - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, YNDX

    As the saying goes, the Internet changed everything.  A vast abundance of researchable data became instantly available overnight.  People with a computer and an Internet connection became a finger-click away from an endless stream of information.  Indeed, the search industry that sprang from the World Wide Web led to some of the world’s most valuable companies.

    In particular, there are three giants in the search industry that have created more »

  • Yandex Points to Central Asian Internet Growth

    By Peter Pham - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, MSFT, YNDX

    The Russian search engine giant Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) recently surprised Wall Street by revealing that it has surpassed Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Bing to become the fourth biggest search engine in the world in terms of number of searches (according to ComScore’s 2012 data). A total of 4.6 billion searches were conducted on Yandex in November and 4.8 billion in December as opposed to Bing’s more »

  • Billionaire Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan’s Top Picks for 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GRPN, MA, STRZA, YNDX

    Chase Coleman of Tiger Global Management may have had a leg up on other hedge fund managers with his professional upbringing. As one of the original “Tiger Cubs,” Coleman was groomed by Julian Robertson, one of the most legendary managers in hedge fund history. Coleman’s team, which includes fellow portfolio managers Feroz Dewan, Lee Fixel and Scott Shleifer, has returned more than 20% to investors each year since 2001 more »

  • Fact-Checking With Tiger Global

    By Ishfaque Faruk - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GRPN, YHOO, YNDX

    Editor's Note: This version has been modified to better describe the relationship between Chase Coleman, his fund, and its holdings.

    Unlike numerous other hedge fund managers, Tiger Global's Chase Coleman doesn't self-advertise. The publicity-shy Coleman has every right to brag about himself, as his funds are amongst the top performers in the hedge fund universe that manage over a billion dollars, according to Bloomberg. Even though it more »

  • Keys to Russian Investing: Oligarchs, Patriarchs, & Deep Purple

    By Nick Slepko - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: NILSY.PK, MAIL, RSHYY.PK, YNDX

    Max Lutikov-Kurono was raised in Moscow, took his first job abroad in Morocco, got his MBA in Singapore while being the first graduate student from Russia at the NUS Business School. He later set up the first Russia-focused wealth management practice in Singapore. He is also a Director of Emerging Capital Group (a firm focusing on private equity investing in Asia's mining sector) and the Portfolio Manager of the more »

  • A Search Engine That Keeps on Rising

    By Ishfaque Faruk - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, MSFT, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) has been substantially ahead of competitors, Google and in the Russian market. The company has long dominated the search engine space with a market share of roughly 62%, which is more than twice Google's market share of 26% as of February 2013, according to 

    In an earlier post on Yandex, I highlighted that the Russian search giant is rapidly racing towards becoming more »

  • What's Holding Back This Search Giant?

    By Leo Sun - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, GOOG, YNDX | Editor's Choice

    Today, many growing businesses in emerging markets claim to be the “next Amazon, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) or eBay.” The prospect that a relatively small company can ride a macro growth trend in a rapidly growing economy is undeniably appealing, and Russia’s search engine Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) is no exception. Often called the “Google of Russia,” Yandex was once a core holding for many emerging markets investors. But since its more »

  • Yandex: A Happy New Year?

    By Brahamjit Gupta - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) has experienced some twists and turns this year. While it has suffered losses over the browser issue like chrome being launched with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and the expiration of its Safari deal, it also has scored wins in the mobile search arena by becoming the prime search provider in Windows 8 and Samsung Bada in Russia. Overall it was a good year for Yandex in the sense more »

  • A Search Engine Gem

    By Ishfaque Faruk - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, YNDX

    The Russian search engine, Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) is of a rare breed, and it is one of the very few companies that has managed to stave off competition from technology behemoth, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). Google has been operating in Russia for a while now, but its not even close to overcoming Yandex's industry leading position. In my previous post on Yandex, I highlighted how Yandex has managed to defend more »

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