At the end of 2010, China internet stocks saw a surge in interest leading to some rather magnificent IPO pops. The next Facebook, Amazon (AMZN), Akamai (AKAM), and many other leading tech companies were launched onto the US markets at sometimes very expensive prices. Investors were eager to obtain the next big thing from the fast growing China economy. Back in April I wrote about how investors should beware of the meteoric rise in the below four IPO stocks. [See China IPOs Gallop Out of the Gate: Time to Buy?]
Unfortunately as months have passed, the picture isn't so bright for the sector these days. The problem relates to the distrust in China stocks in general due to numerous fraud allegations that hit the reverse merger sector. Then some previously thought to be legitimate China stocks like Longtop Financial and Sino-Forest were accused of frauds causing even the IPO stocks to come under question. Combine that with high valuations and the stocks have plunged since the post IPO pop.
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