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Q: Is anyone going to buy Alibaba shares?

Is anyone thinking of investing in it? 

7 years 1 week ago in  Money & Banking - China

 
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I'm too poor angry

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If I can get enough cash at the right time I will seriously consider it.

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I would like to..but i have no idea how investing and shares and all that stuff works.

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Agreed WanderingTeach - if I can find the money I need to find a way to figure out how to do this. Search engine time surprise

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Hummm, I will buy one or two of those luxury mansions (marble, fountains, luxury cars parked in front, 5 mn by walk from the fanciest district of Suzhou) under construction next to my place, using a big loan. Then I will sell the mansions 6 months later and use that to buy Alibaba stocks. Bullet proof plan, what can possibly go wrong ?

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Does a bear buy Alibaba stock the woods? Or does it just come out his... ?

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Here are the details : http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/15/us-alibaba-group-ipo-idUSKBN0H...

 

In short, they want to expand to North America and Europe and need to raise the capital hence the new IPO stock options. They handle the sales volume of Amazon and Ebay combined and is the main payment portal for Taobao.

 

I am seriously considering it. If they manage to break in to these markets successfully it could mean a rise in share from about $60-66 dollars to something like $100-120.00 per share within a year or so... or they COULD explode into something like Microsoft numbers. If they fail, well then... down the drain goes the value of your stocks although they are very strong in China... it may be a good risk to take. 

 

 

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Alibaba is merely a byproduct of China's protectionist measures.

Just like Tencent or Baidu or so many others, it has nothing to do in the world of giant corporations, it has hardly any true value, and would have been out of business for a long time should it not have been allowed to be the only choice for Chinese. But the wall goes both ways.

 

So, what does Alibaba own in reality:

- the exclusive access to many Chinese factories so people can cut middle men. Right. That's interesting though we're desperately stuck in the bottom feeder end of the business. Big companies will keep their exclusive high end supply chains. Plus, I don't think customs in many countries will allow this game to play forever. And I don't think this customer base would have any loyalty should a bigger player, let's say quality-oriented, emerge.

- The exclusive access to many Chinese moneybags with eBay's copycat Alipay. Yeah, right, fine. Is anyone outside of China putting their bank information in their hands abroad? Didn't think so.

- Aaaaaand... that's it. Yeah. So they have the exclusive access to whatever they need inside of China. Which, like any other Chinese company, has prevented them to make any sort of reality check on anything and be truly competitive over the year.

 

If I had any money to put in the stock market, I'd avoid any of those Chinese IT companies that aren't backed by anything else than China's will to play unfair.

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Maybe, it will really help, to find out some movies on YT, about how are money created. To really understand.

 

So, Alibaba, will eat all the money invested in. and give you back yours IOU - I Owe You - paper. considering, it is still chinese company anyway ... "OOh, we got troubless, not enough customers outside of china, we have shut own operations abroad. sorry ... "

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I would as I am worried they will be fined in China for breaking anti monopoly laws. If you believe that I will tell you another.

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First report about Alibaba IPO share price and sentiment in USA:

 

With A Market Cap Of $168 Billion, Alibaba Is Bigger Than...

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/18/2014 - 17:59

With a market capitalization of $168 billion after its pricing at $68/share, the upper end of the range which makes this the largest US IPO in history and would be the largest in the world if the greenshoe is exercised, Alibaba, while not a member of the S&P 500 (at least not immediately), will have a market cap that is larger than the following index members:

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How to invest my money for it?

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2 years later, looks like I was right. enlightened

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