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.
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.
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.
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.
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Monday, September 26, 2011 Stock Market Performance
•Stocks bounced between gains and losses early in today's session but by the close the major indexes rose at least 1.4% each.
•SP 500 $SPX $SPY support/resistance moved up from 1,130 to 1,154 and 1,150 to 1,165.
•Support/resistance on the Nasdaq Composite $COMPX $QQQ rose to 2,483 from 2,470 and 2,536 from 2,483.
•Semiconductor Index $SOX $SMH lagged down 0.1%.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Stock Market Performance
•Stocks declined heavy again with major indexes down at least 3.2% each today.
•SP 500 $SPX $SPY support/resistance moved down from 1,165 to 1,128 and 1,173 to 1,150.
•Nasdaq Composite $COMPX $QQQ support moved lower from 2,531 to 2,381 and resistance moved lower from 2,549 to 2,468.
•SP 500 and Nasdaq Composite are now both below their moving averages (21, 50, 200).
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Stock Market Performance
•Major indexes were up at least 1.1% each but reversed course and gave up their gains finishing in a range up 0.1% to down 0.9%.
•SP 500 $SPX $SPY support/resistance moved down from 1,204 to 1,199 and 1,217 to 1,204.
•Nasdaq Composite $COMPX $QQQ support moved lower from 2,602 to 2,580 and resistance moved lower from 2,616 to 2,598.