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June 11, 2018

Chinese A shares: Why they're a big deal

  • Investors want to get in on the rise of China's middle class, and that's why you'll be hearing more about the A share market.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Stocks trading in mainland China have long offered one of market's biggest thrill rides — they've roughly doubled in just one year, only to give it all back the next — and they're moving into the mainstream of fund investing.

    Last week marked the first time that MSCI, a company whose indexes set the benchmark for many mutual funds and ETFs, included Chinese stocks called A shares in its widely followed Emerging Markets index. These stocks trade in Shanghai and Shenzhen and had been very difficult for outside investors to access, unlike shares traded in Hong Kong.

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