|Bid||54.92 x 800|
|Ask||56.91 x 2200|
|Day's Range||55.95 - 56.27|
|52 Week Range||50.45 - 69.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.43|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.59%|
Asian Markets Turn Bearish as China Says It's Not Afraid to FightTrade war here to stay?Yesterday, Asian markets largely shrugged off Trump’s comments about imposing fresh tariffs if he and Xi Xingping don’t meet in China. Markets in fact rose
How Semiconductor Companies Are Handling the US-China Trade War(Continued from Prior Part)A new semiconductor ecosystemThe current global semiconductor ecosystem is dominated by the US, as the most advanced chip designs are provided by US
It's amazing the difference a month's time can make. In early May, headlines shouted that insiders believed a trade deal between the U.S. and China was imminent. Today, leaders from the two nations have ratcheted up their angry rhetoric. This of course places incredible pressure on Chinese flagship company Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and the underlying BABA stock.Source: Shutterstock Naturally, investment sentiment perfectly illustrates the ebb and flow within the political realm. The first three trading sessions last month started with relatively strong upside movements. But once angry social-media posts proliferated from the White House, the Alibaba stock price tanked. Since May 1, shares have dropped nearly 21% while the 403-stock iShares MSCI China ETF (NASDAQ:MCHI) is down 12.4%; BABA stock is the exchange-traded fund's second-biggest holding.Those looking for a respite in Alibaba stock shouldn't hold their breath. Throughout the first round of the U.S.-China trade war, Beijing adopted a comparatively measured approach. They were content in letting, to paraphrase Confucius, a fool open his mouth and remove all doubts (about his foolishness).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Bank Stocks to Leave in the Vault But now, the second-biggest economy in the world has apparently lost its patience. Just recently, Beijing launched an attack on the Trump administration, calling out American "intimidation and coercion." Such nasty vitriol does nothing for the longer-term prospects of the BABA stock price.Yet Alibaba seems to have a workaround. Last year, the Chinese tech giant introduced its strategy to court high-level international brands to its home import market. A synergistic component of this strategy is to sell cloud services to international firms seeking a foothold in China.This vision had the potential to take Alibaba stock to the next phase of its growth cycle. But with the trade war showing no signs of abating, investors should dismiss this narrative. Alibaba's Cloud Turned into a Paper TigerAs comparatively new entrants on the elite global stage, a subtle desperation underlines virtually all major Chinese companies. The firms are both eager and anxious to prove to the western investing establishment that they belong.As such, companies like Alibaba, Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) have a vested interest in putting their best foot forward. Regarding Alibaba, they're proud about their global market share in the cloud, taking around 5%.But relative to the competition, that's a small tally. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the decisive leader at 35% and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) comes in second at 15% share. With China levering a population size four times that of the U.S., Alibaba is doing less with more.Adding to deeper questions about BABA stock is the company's list of cloud customers. Yes, they have some big-time names like Ford Motor (NYSE:F). But that's only because Ford is desperate to break into the Chinese market. Without China, the car maker is toast. Thus, management figures going with a Chinese cloud platform is the most-effective means to secure Chinese customers.But most companies aren't clinging to life support the way Ford is. Those firms have no need for Alibaba's services because they can get better support from Amazon or Microsoft. Plus, if a major organization doesn't want those two platforms, they have better options, such as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) or IBM (NYSE:IBM).Finally, the trade war complicates Alibaba stock because it negatively impacts the underlying company's cloud ambitions. Contrary to common opinion, leading in the cloud involves more than just building a massive data center. Software and infrastructural compatibility between provider and client is critical.Worsening relations between the U.S. and China also cuts business and technological ties. This makes compatibility a possibly insurmountable challenge, hurting the case for BABA stock. BABA Stock has Few Options AvailableLove him or hate him, President Trump tells it like it is. Okay, maybe he tells it like he thinks it is. But when it comes to the issues leading up to this trade war, Trump dropped some truth bombs.An alarming CNBC poll revealed that 20% of corporations have had their intellectual property (IP) stolen by the Chinese. That's a major concern because IP represents the majority of the value of S&P 500 index companies. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth So while Americans are going back and forth about Trump's policies, the rest of the world sees things differently. They don't want to suffer the same consequences that U.S. blue chips have. Therefore, I anticipate reluctance in trusting Chinese services, which in turn hurts Alibaba stock.China must get over this key credibility problem. The Trump administration is making it difficult to do so, constantly peppering it with embarrassing exposes. A big reason why the Chinese are reacting angrily is because the insults and accusations feature a ring of truth.This geopolitical headwind places Alibaba in an awkward situation. As I stated previously, the company is China's flagship. But with the flag under duress, I'd be cautious on BABA stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * The 4 FANG Stocks Won't Be Bitten By Regulation Threats * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets * 4 Big Bank Stocks Rebounding Compare Brokers The post The Cloud Cannot Save Alibaba Stock from the US-China Trade War appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Chinese and Indian Indexes Drop on June 4 amid UncertaintyChina’s PMI dataYesterday, IHS Markit and Caixin released Chinese manufacturing data. The PMI reading for May remained unchanged at 50.2 in May, indicating slight expansion in manufacturing
Indian Indexes Hit New Highs and Chinese Indexes End in the RedTrade warOver the weekend, China’s State Council Information Office published a whitepaper on China’s position on US-China trade issues. While the 23-page white paper discussed
Emerging Asia: Jakarta and Shanghai Gained, Other Indexes FellTip of the icebergHaving a state-run media helps countries like China make veiled threats and test the waters.On May 29, China’s People’s Daily, a state-run newspaper, published a
Most Asian Indexes Gain as Trump Concludes Japan TripHong Kong’s Hang Seng gainsHong Kong’s Hang Seng followed China’s lead today. The index gained 0.38% to end at 27,390.81. Yesterday, however, the index diverged from the mainland indexes.
Chinese Indexes Surge even though Trump Isn't Ready for a Deal(Continued from Prior Part)Chinese indexes The Chinese indexes closed on a high for the third consecutive day today. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 18 points, or 0.61% today.
Trump Says People of India Are Lucky to Have Prime Minister ModiIndian politicsIndia—the world’s largest democracy and second-most-populous country recently underwent its massive electoral process to choose its prime minister. In 2014, India
Most Asian Indexes End the Week on a Good NoteAsian marketsDespite the disappointing PMI data for May around the world, most Asian markets ended in the green on May 24.On May 23, President Trump announced a $16 billion bailout package for farmers
China Readies for 'Long March' as Modi Is Set to Win in IndiaThe long marchChinese Premier Xi Jinping urged citizens to embrace “the new long march” amid rising trade tensions with the United States. With this term, he is asking people to be
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Stocks and ETFs Recover as Trump Eases Up on ChinaThe broader-market recoveryToday, the US stock market was on a path of recovery after starting the week on a bearish note yesterday. At 2:05 PM EDT, the S&P 500 Index, NASDAQ Composite Index,
Emerging Asia: Chinese Indexes Recover, Indian Indexes Shed GainsThe United States eases restrictions on HuaweiGiven the new (mostly negative) trade war drama that’s been unfolding every day for the last couple of weeks, it was like a breath of
Emerging Asia: Chinese Indexes Drop, India Gains on May 20New week, new fallThe US-China trade war seems to be escalating by the day into a possible catalyst for the next global financial crisis. On May 17, China’s state-run media machinery said
Chinese Indexes Fall while Indian Indexes Rise TodayNo end in sight?Yesterday, the Shanghai Composite gained even though the trade war seemed to be intensifying with Trump adding Huawei to the banned companies’ list. Department of Treasury data
May 16 Update: Trade War Turns to Treasuries and HuaweiTrade War escalatesThe trade war between the US and China is getting nastier. Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting US companies from using communication technology
Most APAC Markets Recover on US Optimism, China's Stimulus HopesChinese stocks gainMarkets eased today as President Donald Trump called the US-China trade war “a little squabble” and tweeted that the deal would happen “much faster than people
May 14: Indian Indexes Gain, Other Asian Markets Stay in the RedChina retaliatesThe trade war just got nastier with China announcing more tariffs on imports from the United States. China said $60 billion worth of US imports will face tariffs of up
May 13 Update: Inconclusive Trade Talks Take Asian Stocks DownRecovery followed by a fallAfter recovering spectacularly by over 3% on May 10, the Shanghai Composite Index fell again today—its third loss in the last five trading days. The
APAC: Will It Be Endgame or an Infinity War for Trump and Liu?Rise of the fallenThis week was brutal for Chinese and Hong Kong markets until May 9. It all started with President Donald Trump’s tweets on May 5 announcing tariffs on $200 billion
Trump Proves He's a Man of His Words: Will China Retaliate?President Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump kept his promise that he made earlier this week as he hiked tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports into the US starting today. According
May 9 Asia-Pacific Update: All Eyes on Renewed Trade TalksChina developmentsOn May 8, President Donald Trump unleashed a fresh Twitter attack on China and the US Democrats. His tweet said that China might be trying to renegotiate the trade deal