Year-to-Date Worldwide Country ETF Performance Overview

The article was written by Kun Qiu, a Financial Analyst at I Know First.


  • Overall European country ETFs had positive returns in the first 5 months in 2019, among which Greece ranking first with a return of 31.9%
  • American and Chinese country ETFs were negatively influenced by the trade war, but recently both are recovering gradually
  • Other Asian countries replying heavily on Chinese companies’ supply chain may also be affected by Trump-Xi trade war, ETFs of Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore saw the same fluctuation pattern as the one of China

BABA Stock Forecast: Why You Should Raise Your Bets on Alibaba

motek 1The article was written by Motek Moyen Research Seeking Alpha’s #1 Writer on Long Ideas and #2 in Technology – Senior Analyst at I Know First.


  • I recently increased my position on Alibaba. This Chinese e-commerce industry leader’s rapid growth story is not going to end anytime soon.
  • China’s economy is slowing down but Chinese customers still bought more than $30 billion worth of goods in 24 hours during Alibaba’s Singles’ Day last November 11.
  • Alibaba’s annual/quarterly revenue is still growing. The trade war tension started by President Trump is not slowing down Alibaba.
  • Aside from its India expansion, Alibaba is also expanding fast in South East Asia. It’s subsidiary, Lazada remains the top e-commerce online store in South East Asia.
  • Alibaba is now the third-biggest vendor of smart home speakers. Smart home speakers can drive more repeat online purchases.
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Facebook Stock Prediction: Facebook Intensifies Its Attack Against Snapchat

motek 1The article was written by Motek Moyen Research Seeking Alpha’s #1 Writer on Long Ideas and #2 in Technology  – Senior Analyst at I Know First.


FB Stock Prediction


  • Not content in copying features of Snapchat, Facebook is reportedly creating a dedicated teen-centric messaging app. Snapchat, now listed at NYSE, has a market cap of $25 billion. Snapchat rejected Facebook’s takeover offer of $3 billion cash in 2013.
  •  Snapchat touts 166 million active daily users, most of them teen-agers.
  • Kids and teen-agers are coveted demographics for advertisers. Facebook will therefore continue assaulting Snapchat’s user base.
  • I Know First have positive algorithmic forecasts for Facebook.

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