No matter what's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 130,000 members on more than 5,300 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of Chinese search firm Baidu
Dominant leader: Baidu is proud of the 73.2% market share (according to iResearch) that it held in China in 2008. With such a dominant position, many CAPS members compare it with Google's
Infant market: China's Internet is exploding on multiple fronts, creating opportunities for other online companies like Ctrip.com
Growing out of recession: While Baidu is growing more slowly than in previous quarters, when it was blowing away U.S. peers Google and Yahoo!
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Baidu, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look.
The Motley Fool Rule Breakers service looks for companies with strong growth potential to not only beat the market, but to crush it over the long haul. To see all the stocks that David Gardner and his team believe can do this, take a free 30-day trial.
Fool contributor Dave Mock needs only one reason to buy ice cream. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Ctrip.com is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick. Baidu, Google, and Shanda Interactive are Rule Breakers recommendations. Activision Blizzard and SINA are Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy comes in a variety of flavors, but they are all guaranteed to delight.