Should I Buy Alibaba Stock?

With Chinese trade war turmoil rocking Chinese stocks on American markets, many investors are wondering if they should still consider buying Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s (NYSE: BABA) stock.

If Wall Street is to be believed, investors should stay far away - between January and May, Alibaba's stock dropped 18% as the White House pushed for aggressive trade restrictions on Chinese firms.

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But Wall Street is overreacting...

As the company's recent earnings report illustrated, Alibaba's growth potential has only gotten stronger over the last year. Earnings increased 44.4% year over year, while revenue increased 61% to $9.87 billion.

According to Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon, Alibaba is "one of those rare companies that is so well-positioned, and that has such a great management team, and that has the benefit of serendipitous timing with a powerful, transformational trend" that even something as significant as a trade war can't stop it.

Here's why now is a great time to buy China's best retail stock...

Alibaba Is Trade War-Proof

Alibaba's key to success is China's immense middle class.

According to Forbes, China has more than 500 million middle-class consumers - twice the population of the entire United States.

And analysts estimate that this number will balloon to well over 600 million by 2022.

This demographic growth has turned China's retail industry into a $6 trillion dollar business - a 400% increase from 2010 and a 900% from 2000.

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This growth is expected to continue as China's middle class does an increasing amount of shopping online.

In the last three months of 2017, online retail sales in China soared 35.4%. By the end of the decade, China is expected to account for 60% of all global e-commerce.

Last year, Chinese shoppers spent more than $1 trillion online for the first time ever. For context, the United States spent $455 billion - less than half of China.

Alibaba, already China's largest digital retailor, is raking in profits from this explosion in digital commerce.

The company controls over 50% of the Chinese online retail market, and its competitors aren't even close to matching it.

That's why we're not sweating the threat of a trade war or Wall Street's overreaction.

As Bill puts it, "these issues are really just 'speed bumps' when viewed from the context of a stock that will create generational wealth in the decades to come."

This company is simply too dominant in a massive, and growing, e-commerce market.

With such tremendous tailwinds behind it, Bill has an easy trade strategy for Alibaba that promises huge returns...

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Buy Alibaba While It's Still Cheap

For years now, Alibaba has one of Bill's favorite stocks to buy.

That's why when Alibaba was trading for $69 shortly after going public in January 2016, Bill recommended the stock as a "strong buy."

Even when shares soared to $180, Bill still recommended the stock as a "strong buy" despite it having already returned 162%.

Today, with trading back at $180, Bill sees Alibaba as the perfect "on sale" buy.

Bill recommends what he calls an "accumulate" strategy when it comes to Alibaba.

"Buy a stake now, and add to that stake on pullbacks - or even when you have some 'spare change,'" he says.

In other words, because Alibaba's growth potential is still undervalued by the market, buying shares at any near-term price decline is a steal.

Alibaba is currently trading around $183. However, Wall Street sees the stock heading to a 12-month high of $259 - a gain of 41%.

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