China stocks soared the most in nearly seven years on Thursday after the government lowered a tax on equity trading, a move seen as an effort to boost the country's sagging markets. But Tim Seymour saw the move as a “flimsy attempt” at supporting one of the world’s most volatile economies.
Most Chinese stocks still have room to go lower, Seymour said, based on earnings expectations that are, in a lot of cases, already priced in. But some stories remain real – he’d still be a buyer of stocks that are seeing real, organic growth like China Mobile or Baidu.com , which just reported an earnings beat Thursday thanks to increased traffic.
Infrastructure plays – in China and elsewhere in emerging markets - are still in a good place, according to Seymour, because the global building boom continues unabated. On the other hand, he would sell PetroChina , China’s largest oil producer, because of a siginificant windfall tax that is harming the company even with oil at record highs.
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