Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'BIDU' (15)

Chinese Internet Stocks Signal Trouble

This afternoon, many of the leading Chinese internet stocks are coming under some distribution. Last night, China reported some economic data that was below analysts expectations. This tells us that the world's hottest economy could be cooling off. Any slowdown in China could be problematic for the global economy.

Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) is a leading Chinese internet stock that started the session very strong. The stock traded as high as $80.80 a share at the…


Added by Bryan Leighton on March 12, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Some Minor Technical Damage Done In Today's Session

This afternoon, the major stock indexes are trading slightly lower on the trading day. Earlier today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced the psychological 13,000 level. Since that high was made around the noon hour the markets have been slowly declining lower. Despite today’s shallow point decline in the major stock indexes there are still some technical sell offs worth noting.

The iShares Dow Jones Transportation ETF (NYSEARCA:IYT) is trading lower by…


Added by Bryan Leighton on February 21, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Chinese Internet Stocks Are The Weak Link Today

This morning, all of the leading Chinese internet stocks are declining lower. Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) is considered the leading Chinese ADR in the market. Today, BIDU stock is trading lower by $2.83 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $137.00, and $135.00 levels. The daily chart is holding up fine for BIDU at the moment.

Some other leading Chinese internet stocks that are declining lower this morning include Inc…


Added by Bryan Leighton on February 17, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Chinese ADR's Get Swallowed By The Dragon

This morning, all of the leading Chinese ADR's are coming under sharp selling pressure. Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU); a leading the Chinese ADR, is trading down $9.43 to $53.62 a share. The company reported earning that were well below analyst expectations. Many investors are now thinking that other leading Chinese ADR's will report weaker than expected earnings going forward. SOHU stock will have intra-day support around the $52.75, and $48.90 levels.…


Added by Bryan Leighton on February 6, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Chinese ADR's Signal Weak Relative Strength

Since April 2011, the important and highly followed Shanghai Index (China) has been under selling pressure. This leading Asian stock index has lead the U.S. and global stock markets for the past five years. At this time, the Shanghai Index remains very weak despite investors near term focus being placed on the European markets.

Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) is the leading Chinese ADR in the stock market at this time. This stock looks to be trading in the middle of a…


Added by Bryan Leighton on December 6, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments Drags Down The Chinese ADR's

This morning, Inc (NASDAQ:SOHU) is trading sharply lower by $7.09 to $61.92 a share after reporting earnings. Many investors believe that China is beginning to slowdown, therefore, traders are watching this earnings season very closely to see if there are any clues of a weaker Chinese economy.

Other leading Chinese ADR's that are trading lower in sympathy to SOHU stock are Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU), Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA), Inc (NYSE:YOKU), and…


Added by Bryan Leighton on October 31, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

Short Term Momentum Is Up, However, The Big Picture Is Down

The major stock indexes staged a major reversal by the close on October 4, 2011. On that day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rallied higher by nearly 400.0 points in the final 45 minutes of the trading day. Yesterday, the major stock indexes rallied higher creating a follow through day for the major stock indexes. That type of action is a short term positive for the major stock indexes. The problem for the stock markets is the longer term outlook. The problems in the European Union are… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 6, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Don't Be So Quick To Anoint The Next Bull

We all witnessed the massive late day rally yesterday into the close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged higher by nearly 400.00 points in the final 45 minutes before the close at the New York Stock Exchange. The late day surge caused many traders to cover their short positions. When a trader covers a short position they must buy back the stock or equity that they sold short, therefore, it actually causes more upside momentum than would normally take place. Often after a rally of… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 5, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Buying Opportunity As DOJ Joins SEC On China Stocks

Today, word hit the markets that the U.S. Department of Justice is helping the Securities & Exchange Commission look into “accounting irregularities” among U.S. listed Chinese stocks. This sent companies like, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) down over 10%. Other Chinese stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges dropped as well.

While this news is causing some selling, it is probably the best possible outcome and should be cheered. It also may be setting… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 29, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Let The Games Begin

Hopefully many traders and investors know that this Friday is options expiration. Often during the trading week leading up to the expiration there will be a lot of games being played by the large institutional trading desks. You see, this is a time when the small retail options traders will most likely be shaken out of their near term options position. The institutions will usually look to see where the small retail options traders have placed there bets. Once the elaborate computer… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 12, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Slip Sliding Away

The major stock indexes started the morning trading sharply higher. At 10:00 am EST the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average(NYSE:DIA) traded as high as $116.97 a share. Since that high pivot the major stock indexes have been slowly declining throughout the session. The highly traded and followed DIA is now trading lower by 0.09 cents to $115.26 a share. The SPDR S&P 500 Index Trust(NYSE:SPY) and Powershares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) have also declined sharply this afternoon reversing…

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 31, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Tech Has Early Short Circuit

This morning, it is the tech heavy NASDAQ Composite that is leading all of the major stock indexes lower. The NASDAQ Composite is declining lower by 1.49 percent. Many of the market leading NASDAQ stocks are coming under heavy selling pressure and this is certainly weighing down the index.

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is the second largest stock by market capitalization behind Exxon Mobil Corp.(NYSE:XOM). This morning, AAPL stock is trading lower by $2.95 to $380.40 a share. Traders…

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 16, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Stock Markets Look To Merkel And Sarkozy For More Upside

The markets are higher on the day a panic has subsided. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) is trading at $119.26, +1.14 (+0.97%) on 89,607,142 in volume. All eyes have turned towards Merkel and Sarkozy, the two leaders from Germany and France. They will be meeting tomorrow to discuss key initiatives to help the Eurozone.

The stock market leaders today are banks. In the fear and volatility over the last few weeks, the bank stocks took the biggest hit. It makes sense that as calm… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 15, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Debt Ceiling Deal Is Done, Will The Rally Hold?

This morning, the major stock market indexes are trading higher after a debt ceiling resolution was announced yesterday. The debt ceiling deal still needs to pass a critical vote in the U.S. Congress. Many traders and investors have already taken profits at the open this morning on any long positions that where bought last week. As a trader we simply want to be on the right side of the market, having an opinion simply just gets in the way.

Most stock sectors are bouncing higher this… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 1, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

Buy Alert: China Small Caps Explode

Money flow continues to follow the standard path. Large caps, mid caps, then finally small caps. Chinese large caps have bounced sharply over the last few weeks. Stocks like, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) have bounced 30% while SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) has bounced over 50%. These bounces look to be mostly completed as the large caps have stalled out.

In the last two weeks, mid caps Chinese stocks have also taken off. Major moves have jumped in from the likes of Inc… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on July 7, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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