MSCI Emerging Markets Index Country Weights Jan 1988 vs. March 2018: Chart

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is the most popular index that tracks the performance of emerging market equities. The composition of the index has changed dramatically over the years. The following chart shows the composition of the index by country weights at inception in 1988 vs. the composition in March, 2018: Click to enlarge Source: …

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Share Classes, Currencies and Exchanges of China Stock Market 2018: Chart

The equity market of China is complex to say the least. Due to capital flow restrictions, there are many different share classes and currencies that they can be traded with. There are seven different types of share classes. A-Shares are allowed for trading only for domestic investors and foreigners are not allowed to own those. …

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Why Are China’s Stock Markets Highly Volatile?

The China stock market is highly volatile despite being one of the largest and most liquid markets in the world. One of the main reasons for the highly volatility of the market is the dominance of retail investors. Unlike the US or other major markets, retail investors and not institutional investors are the largest investors …

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On The Astonishing Growth Of Chinese Economy

The economy of China has undergone an astonishing growth rate since the 1990s. For instance, China acocunt for just 1.6% of the world GDP. But by 2010, it jumped to 9.2% of the world total GDP. Rising further, China’s GDP reached about 15% of the global economy in 2016. The table below shows the growth …

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The China Stock Market Has The Highest Turnover Ratio In The World

The stock turnover ratio is the highest in China. This is true especially with A-Shares which are for domestic investors and traded in the local currency. The B-Shares are bought by foreign investors and they cannot buy A-Shares. Unlike other markets such as the US where most investors tend to hold for the long-term, Chinese …

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