Chinese technology stocks are exciting for emerging market investors. Just like American tech companies it’s hard to know who will succeed. Here are five technology stocks that investors should keep an eye on.
Shares of smartphone companies have certainly reflected the imminent arrival of Apple’s (AAPL, quote) new iPhone 5. Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, rising sharply in recent trading. For whatever reason, Nokia Corporation (NOK, quote) attempted to pre-empt the introduction of iPhone 5 by introducing its two new smartpones, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 last week.
With the Chinese economy (FXI, quote) slowing, a number of Chinese ADRS have struggled of late in spite of a strong run in American equities. This includes Chinese search engine Baidu (BIDU, quote) which has decreased recently as the result of both a less impressive Chinese economy and stock-specific news.
While high tech companies in the United States such as Oracle (ORCL, quote) are just starting to pay dividends, there is a long way to go to catch up with the yield offered by AU Optronics (AUO, quote), a Taiwanese firm that makes solar panels and TFT-LCD panels for companies like Samsung, LG, Dell, Apple, Viewsonic, Acer, etc.