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Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter Index ($HXC) is up more than 3 percent today and on pace for its highest close since early October. The gains follow two weeks of consolidation above the 50-day moving average, a potential sign that momentum has turned.

US-China Trade War: Impacts and Implications

Months of tit-for-tat tariff threats concluded on July 6th with China applying 25% tax on 545 US imports while the US levied 25% on 818 Chinese products. Both countries lodged cases with WTO (World Trade Organisation) and continued to bicker over tariffs. On September 24th, China began its second round of $60 billion anti-US tariffs, upping the overall figure to $110 billion. The US began collecting on its $200 Billion anti-China tariffs, raising overall import taxes to $250 billion at 10%, with a promise to hike it to 25% in the New Year.

Why the US remains the most coveted market

That said, the bulk of US revenues come from non-American markets. They’re multinationals, so up to 43% of their profits are earned in foreign lands, according to stats in 2016. Also, a good number of companies listed in 
US exchanges are global. This means both in the literal and metaphorical sense, adding US shares to your portfolio offers instant diversification benefits. In these discussions, US investment is often pitted against China.

All about Alibaba

Alibaba has barely been 
trading at the NYSE for five years. The company had its IPO on 18th September 2014, and by close of trade, Alibaba had raised US$25 billion. It’s still the world’s highest IPO valuation to date. The next morning, when Alibaba officially started its run in the NYSE, the company was valued at US$231 billion, a figure it has doubled in half a decade. It holds position 9 in the list of the Top 10 global companies by brand value.