china stocks

Reading the Tea Leaves of the Shanghai Composite

The Shanghai Composite is as close to a proxy for public firms in China as investors can get, and indexes are believed to reflect where markets think a nation's economy is headed. So what does it mean that, despite China's white-hot growth, the Shanghai Composite has been seriously lagging the S&P 500?

How Best to Ride the Emerging-Market Boom?

The U.S. stock markets had a dismal decade, but many emerging economies delivered blockbuster growth. That's prompting investors in the developed world to grapple with how to take advantage of the explosive growth abroad -- without getting burned.