Monday, August 25, 2008

CHINA CDC Corp (NASD: CHINA) Is it reversing?

CHINA CDC Corp (NASD: CHINA) Is it reversing?

Today I find a JUMP START (Profit From Prices) trend reversal signal in CHINA. Can be traded with stoploss at previous day's closing price.


CDC Corporation provides enterprise software, online games, and Internet and media services. The company's Software segment offers enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, order management systems, human resources and payroll management, and business intelligence products. Its products are designed to support and automate the processes of an organization to help achieve company-wide integration of business and technical information across multiple divisions and organizational boundaries, such as finance, manufacturing, logistics, human resources, marketing, sales, and customer service, by utilizing common databases and programs that share data real time across multiple business functions. The company's Global Services segment offers information technology services, eBusiness consulting, and Web development and outsourcing, as well as a marketing database and marketing support service principally in Australia and New Zealand. Its Games segment offers massive multiplayer online role playing games and massive multiplayer online games, which are online games that allow users to interact with one another in a virtual world by assuming ongoing roles with different features. The company's China.com segment encompasses a range of businesses, including Internet media business, which is focused on online entertainment, and Internet products and services that target users in China via its portal network; and a Singapore-based travel trade publisher and organizer serving the travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region. It operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. The company, formerly known as chinadotcom corporation, was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Must Read story of 2008: How someone turned 1.7 million in 290 millions in 7 days

Bringing Down Bear Began as $1.7 Million of Options (Update2)
By Gary Matsumoto -- For full story on this, visit Bloomberg.com

Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- On March 11, the day the Federal Reserve attempted to shore up confidence in the credit markets with a $200 billion lending program that for the first time monetized Wall Street's devalued collateral, somebody else decided Bear Stearns Cos. was going to collapse.
In a gambit with such low odds of success that traders question its legitimacy, someone wagered $1.7 million that Bear Stearns shares would suffer an unprecedented decline within days. Options specialists are convinced that the buyer, or buyers, made a concerted effort to drive the fifth-biggest U.S. securities firm out of business and, in the process, reap a profit of more than $270 million.
Whoever placed the bet used so-called put options that gave purchasers the right to sell 5.7 million Bear Stearns shares for $30 each and 165,000 shares for $25 apiece just nine days later, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That was less than half the $62.97 closing price in New York Stock Exchange composite trading on March 11. The buyers were confident the stock would crash.
``Even if I were the most bearish man on Earth, I can't imagine buying puts 50 percent below the price with just over a week to expiration,'' said Thomas Haugh, general partner of Chicago-based options trading firm PTI Securities & Futures LP. ``It's not even on the page of rational behavior, unless you know something.''

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