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Alibaba Launches Giant Car Vending Machines In China

Shares of Alibaba fell on Thursday morning, despite an exciting news story involving the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut, which is rushing to shake up the way people buy cars in China. Alibaba seems to be taking a page from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, with the continued push into physical retail. The plan outlined by Alibaba, […]


Chinese Stocks Plunge Below Key Support, Global Tech Wreck Escalates

Asia's 'FANG' stocks are tumbling once again as the global tech wreck continues to escalate (TATS down 10% from highs). Taiwan Semi, Alibaba, Tencent, and Samsung (TATS) are down 7 days in a row and over 10% – the biggest such drop on record…   While Chinese bonds are holding back from their 4.00% yield […]


Asian ‘FANG’ Stocks Suffer Worst Week In History

Representing a major segment of EM stocks, TATS are the Asian 'FANGs', and they just suffered their worst week on record. Taiwan Semi, Alibaba, Tencent, and Samsung are TATS and account for over 16% of the MSCI EM Stock index (considerably more than FANG stocks represent in the S&P). TATS have traded lower for 4 […]


Tech Wreck Hits Asia – TATS Turmoil After FANG Flush

While FANGs cratered in US markets, the turmoil in tech stocks has spread to AsiaPac with Hong Kong down hard as TATS tumble to one-month lows at the open… Asia's "FANG"  equivalent – accounting for 16% of MSCI Emerging Market Stock index is TATS – Taiwan Semi, Alibaba, Tecent, and Samsung… All four names are […]


The Blob? Inside The Murky Mirepresentations Of Alibaba

Via Deep Throat IPO blog, As many of you know, I've been off the grid in rural India for the last few weeks.  As I've also mentioned, I love my trips to India….I get a chance to regroup, reset, meet wonderful people and think about things I rarely take the time to think about.  It's […]


Need A Jumbo Jet? China’s E-bay Can Help You With That…

In a first for not just China, but the entire world, Alibaba’s online auction website, Taobao, has successfully auctioned off two Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets for a combined $49 million.  The jets were bought by Chinese cargo airline SF Airlines after they were seized by courts during Jade Cargo’s bankruptcy proceedings in 2013.  According to […]


Tencent Overtakes Facebook As Hong Kong Stocks Flash-Smash Overnight

Hang Seng futures exploded over 5% higher as after hours trading began last night, then crashed back to unchanged as the underlying cash index hit its highest since Nov 2007 on the heels of a surge to new record highs for Chinese tech giant Tencent – which is now larger than Facebook by market cap. […]


Chinese Singles’ Day Eats Cyber Monday For Breakfast

As online retailers in the United States prepare for Cyber Monday, i.e. the biggest online shopping day of the year, China’s largest e-commerce company just recorded the biggest day in its history. As Statista's Felix Richter notes, on November 11, Chinese Singles’ Day, online shoppers bought merchandise worth more than $25 billion across Alibaba’s platforms (mainly […]


China Detains 3 UCLA Basketball Players For Shoplifting As Trump Lands In Beijing

Hours before President Donald Trump landed in Beijing earlier today, news of a potential diplomatic crisis in the making emerged when the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets reported that three UCLA college basketball players had been detained in China for shoplifting. While authorities wouldn’t confirm if the three players – allegedly including high-profile […]


Alibaba’s Bigger Than Amazon (Again)

For the first time since June 2015, Alibaba is now bigger (in market cap) than Amazon.com… As Bloomberg notes, after 831 days, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has regained the title of the world’s biggest e-commerce company. The Chinese retailer surpassed Amazon.com Inc. Tuesday as the U.S. retail giant’s stock continued to stall after second-quarter earnings missed estimates […]


What David Tepper Bought And Sold In Q2: The Full Breakdown

Remember when several months ago the news that David Tepper disclosed that his Appaloosa bought a (tiny 100,000 share) take in Snapchat in Q1, sending the stock briefly higher, especially after he said that he would add more if the price fell below its IPO price of $17? Well, according to his just released 13F, […]