Financial Sector


Are Chinese Assets Liquid?

Most investors and traders make the mistake of believing that all it takes to do well is “guessing” whether the price goes up or down. They automatically assume that once you’ve got that part sorted out, it’s the market’s duty to make your path toward your hard-earned riches as straightforward as possible. And, indeed, it’s


Does Technical Analysis Help You Invest in Chinese Assets?

Among traders, whether they dabble in Chinese assets or anything else that can be charted (with “charted” being the operative word), there are individuals who use technical analysis to varying degrees. From traders who let’s say include technical analysis in their arsenal as yet another tool to market participants who swear by technical analysis to


Trading Chinese Assets… Over-The-Counter (OTC)?

As mentioned in previous articles, it is becoming easier and easier for the average investor to gain exposure to Chinese assets. In the US for example, there are even over 100 Chinese companies listed on Nasdaq and while things aren’t necessarily as straightforward in other jurisdictions, let’s just say impressive progress is being made across


(China-Based and Foreign) Market Makers for Chinese Assets: The Good, Bad and Potentially Ugly

As mentioned in the article through which we have put the brokerage dimension of China’s financial services sector under the microscope, foreign investors aren’t always flocking toward Chinese assets such as stocks, not at this point at least, for reasons which vary wildly and go well beyond the scope of this post. Suffice it to


Choosing a Broker in China and Beyond: Chinese Brokerage Myths Dispelled

China has developed such a track record with respect to being let’s say opaque over its multi-millennia history that this inevitably gave birth to myths which are no longer relevant when it comes to 2020 realities. One such “brokerage myth” revolves around China not wanting foreigners to own Chinese assets and yes, there is some


Scalping vs. Day Trading vs. Swing Trading vs. Position Trading Chinese Assets

The title is quite a mouthful and the bottom line is this: the more popular China started becoming as an investment destination and the more market participants started paying attention to Chinese assets, the more the average investor became interested in various strategies pertaining to making money by investing in all things China. Some of


Types of Investors in Chinese Assets – A (Not So) Brief Overview

Just like with pretty much any other asset class, there is immense variety when it comes to categories of market participants who invest in Chinese assets. You can think of this article as an exercise with respect to getting to know your fellow market participants, it is ultimately up to you whether you see it


The Sustainability of China’s Pension System… or Lack Thereof

According to 2019 survey data, the broader topic of social security represents the #3 area of interest of the average Chinese citizen at this point in time, with the rule of law occupying position #2 and corruption being the #1 culprit. Upon reconciling 2019 data with numbers from previous years, we end up realizing that


Is “Bad Debt” (Only) Piling Up in China?

After the (in)famous Great Recession of 2007-2008, the average observer started paying more and more attention to the banking system. Why? Simply because the Great Recession made it clear that there are visible cracks in the financial system, anything from a quasi-incestuous relationship between the financial system and the banking system to issues pertaining to


Facebook’s Libra Crypto Project from a Chinese Perspective: Will China Play Ball?

Before trying to form an opinion on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project and what it looks like from China’s perspective, we would strongly recommend reading three of our previous articles: First of all, an article through which we have explained why China has a love-hate relationship which is actually quite a bit closer to the “hate”