Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'SINA' (14)

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…

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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…

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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 Netease.com Inc…

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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. Sohu.com 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.…

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

Facebook Craze Means Mobile Ad Stocks May Run

As Facebook prepares to go public, anything in the social networking space has seen a monster increase in value. Stocks like Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) are jumping today, trading at $76.45, +4.08 (+5.64%). In addition, Chinese social player Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN)  is trading at $5.63, +0.62 (+12.38%). While these stocks have already run higher and are no longer plays, it is interesting to think about other sympathy plays that may run. The key is to look for the extension to the social…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 2, 2012 at 12:45pm — 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…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 6, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Sohu.com Drags Down The Chinese ADR's

This morning, Sohu.com 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), Youku.com Inc (NYSE:YOKU), and…

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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

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 Baidu.com, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Sohu.com 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

Groundhog Day

Today is an exact replay of yesterday's stock market action. This morning, the major stock indexes found a low around the 11:00 am EST, yesterday the stock market found a low at 10:30 am EST. This afternoon, the major stock indexes have just traded higher on light volume, yesterday the major stock indexes did the same thing, floating higher as if they were on helium. Now traders will have to closely monitor the final thirty minutes of the day. Yesterday, the major stock indexes sold off… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 15, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Buy Or Sell: Green Stocks In A Red Market

As the markets continue to tumble, a few green stocks show clearly on the radar. Stocks higher on a day like today show impressive strength. The question becomes, do investors sell these stocks into strength or hold them for further gains.



The first part of the answer is to analyze whether or not the markets will head higher or lower from here. As long as the pivot low from last Tuesday holds on the S&P 500, smart investors believe the market could be just pulling back today on… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on August 18, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Some Stocks Are Bucking The Trend

Once again, the major stock indexes are trading sharply lower. The declines are broad based as most stocks and sectors are declining. Traders should note that despite the lower stock market there are a few leading stocks that are trading higher this afternoon.



Lululemon Athletica Inc.(NASDAQ:LULU) is a leading designer, manufacture, and distribution of athletic apparel and accessories for women and men. This stock is one of the few stocks that are trading above yesterday's…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on August 10, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Stocks Rally, Gold Drops, Bonds Soar, Something Has To Give

The major stock indexes are surging higher this afternoon. The NASDAQ composite is leading the charge as the tech heavy index is trading higher by 2.17 percent. The strange thing about today is that everything is rallying higher. Bonds are soaring higher with the major stock indexes. Even the U.S. Dollar Index has rallied higher off of the morning lows.



The popular iShares Barclays 20 + Year Treasury ETF is trading higher by $1.54 to $96.80 a share. Rarely, will the bond market…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on July 19, 2011 at 3:39pm — 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 Baidu.com, 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 Youku.com Inc… Continue

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

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