China’s Stock Market Landscape: Infographic

The Chinese equity market is the second largest in the world in terms of market capitalization. Despite the size and breadth of the market, the index provider MSCI recently decided to not add China’s domestic stocks (“A” stocks) to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. From a recent journal article: “International institutional investors clearly indicated that …

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China’s Roller Coaster Stock Market Returns

The Chinese equity market is characterized by booms and busts. Since 1996, the upward and downward movements in the market has been violent. For example, during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 the MSCI China Index lost 65% of its value. From 2004 thru the peak in 2008, the index soared by an astonishing 757%. …

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On The Relationship Between Chinese Economic Growth And Stock Market Returns

A country’s economic growth as measured by GDP and stock market returns are not positively related to each other. Economic growth figures show what happened with the economy during a period and is a lagging indicator. On the other hand, stock returns are driven by a variety of factors including expectations of future earnings of …

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Professor John Ross: Economic ‘Hard Landings’ Were Only in Western Economies and Not in China

Professor John Ross is Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China and runs a blog called Key Trends in Globalisation. His work regularly appears in Chinese and Western media. In an article posted yesterday he argues that economic hard landings have occurred in the past in Western economies and not in China. In …

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Is China Stock Market A Colossal Casino?

Investing in emerging markets involves more risk than developed markets. Among the major emerging markets, the Chinese equity market is considered by some investors as one huge casino. This year the Shanghai Composite Composite Index is down about 19% year-to-date. Last year Chinese stocks had a tumultuous year to say the least. The following chart shows …

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