Is It Time for You to Buy Baidu? (Hint: Yes.)

Baidu  (NASDAQ: BIDU  )  shares are down 26% year to date, against a more-than-10% rise in the S&P. So what are investors so scared of? Is it slowing Chinese growth? The rise of Qihoo 360  (NYSE: QIHU  ) ? Or perhaps the same worries over a fumbled "transition to mobile" that recently dogged Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  )  and Facebook  (NASDAQ: FB  ) ? 

Actually, it's all of these -- and as Fool contributor Rich Smith explains, none of them change the fact that Baidu is a dirt-cheap dream stock.

Regardless of your short-term view on the Chinese economy, there may be opportunity in Baidu (aka the "Chinese Google"). Our brand-new premium report breaks down the dominant Chinese search provider's strengths and weaknesses. Just click here to access it now.

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  • Report this Comment On December 10, 2012, at 9:35 PM, pollution1 wrote:

    Why didnt you mention anything about the SEC on Chinese stocks. This should be in it as well.

  • Report this Comment On December 11, 2012, at 1:05 PM, JF125780 wrote:

    You're absolutely right Rich, I bought BIDU because it's dirt cheap and China doesn't have our problems.

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