When Chinese companies buy major U.S. brands, we're left to decide how much we trust the "Made in China" label. But this time, the acquired company is a top independent stock analyst, and the trust question could put your portfolio at risk.
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?
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.