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Don’t be a patriot, be a sound investor as BABA stock has much more upside than themarket is seeing.

This Blacklistingof Alibaba Group Holding Ltd(NYSE:BABA) has got to be the silliest thing I have ever seen. It is a fine example of irrational markets. This is where you will have analysts and professionals scared and recommending to ignore the Chinese stocks due to Trump’s administration. (When have they ever been right?)

Fundamentally, the trends of earnings and revenues are in the correct direction, up. This is also where fundamental analysis completely shows its Achilles heel; it is unable to take into account the behavior of market participants. Thus, you will see analysts and money managers concocting the same trite excuses over and over. They forget that you have to be flexible in the market.

stock market: Adient plc (ADNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Western Digital (WDC) , Twilio (TWLO) , Adient (ADNT) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) .

stock market: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $108.22 million.

    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.

stock market: Rovi Corporation(ROVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Emily Stewart]

    Rovi (ROVI) is a new second-quarter acquisition for Soros, who as of the end of the period owns 4.1 million shares worth $63.6 million.

    Rovi is engaged in the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment by providing a broad set of integrated solutions. It has a $1.8 billion market cap. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $9.22. The New York Times reported that Tivo and Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) are in merger talks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $9.30. The New York Times, citing sources familiar with the issue, said Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is in advanced negotiations to acquire TiVo. TiVo shareholders would reportedly receive both cash and stock; however, the price tag is yet to be determined.

stock market: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    This happens to be the lowest number since 2005. My expectation is similar to the consensus; a low single digit advance this year. As such, I believe a long-term covered call position, in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) — with a 7.8% profit potential — may be an appropriate strategy this year.

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Volume was lighter than normal on Friday with around 46 million shares of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) trading hands versus a 3-month daily average of 94 million shares. Trading in the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ), which tracks the Nasdaq 100, was also below average with around 17.3 million shares trading hands compared to a 3-month daily average of 23 million.

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Volume was lighter than normal on Friday with around 78 million shares of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) trading hands versus a 3-month daily average of just under 98 million shares. Trading in the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) was also below average with around 21 million shares trading hands compared to a 3-month daily average of 25 million.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Speaking on Bloomberg Markets, Tim Biggam of Delta Derivatives shared with the viewers his options trade in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY).

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Dan Deming of KKM Financial spoke on Bloomberg Markets about an options strategy in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust(NYSE: SPY).

    He thinks that the ETF is trading close to its resistance and he wants to use options to initiate a short position. Deming wants to buy the January 214 put and sell the January 207 put in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust for a total cost of $1.60. The trade breaks even at $212.40 or 2.08 percent lower and it can maximally make a profit of $5.40.

stock market: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ: TFM) agreed be acquired by Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) for $28.50 per share in cash.

    In an approximately $1.4 billion in cash buyout, shareholders are set to receive $28.50 per share. This calculates to an approximately 53 percent premium over the February 10 closing price and an approximately 24 percent premium over last Friday’s closing price.

  • [By Michael E. Lewitt]

    After months of bitter wrangling, the much-beleaguered Caesars has finally reached a $5 billion deal with the private-equity sponsors that looted the company,Apollo Global Management, LLC(NYSE: APO) andTPG Capital(formerly Texas Pacific Group). Pending approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, CZR is now set to leave bankruptcy, get rid of its debt, and get back on its feet.

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    In 2008, Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) co-founder Joshua Harris was on a losing streak.

    The firm's $430 million investment in big-box retailer Linens N' Things went south when the company filed for bankruptcy.