More and more investors are interested in Asian stocks, especially Chinese stocks. This is why we are going to present you, in this part of our website, all you need to know about these stocks with a presentation of the major Asian and Chinese stocks, their characteristics and the data you need to know before buying or selling them.
It is not without reason that Asian and Chinese stocks have been attracting so many investors from all over the world in recent years. Here are some of the advantages of these stocks:
To date, there are few funds that allow you to buy Asian and Chinese stocks through a portfolio of stocks. However, stocks that are listed on major Asian stock indices, such as the Japanese or Chinese benchmarks, are for the most part accessible from online trading platforms offered by CFD brokers.
In each article you will find information on how to buy and sell Chinese and Asian stocks, whether through a bank or an online broker.
As with investing in French, European or American stocks, a good investment in an Asian and Chinese stock depends above all on the ability to make a coherent analysis of it in order to anticipate its future movements as well as possible.
However, these analyses require a thorough knowledge of each stock and its issuing company. In order to help you in this sometimes complex task, we have therefore produced articles dedicated to major Asian stocks in which you will find all the data you need.
For example and for each security, you will of course find general stock market data such as the company's market capitalization, the number of shares on the market, the market and the stock exchange, the main stock market index or the sector of activity. We will also give you further information about these companies with detailed business data and sources of earnings, a presentation of their major competitors in their industry, examples of strategic partnerships they may have formed recently or their major strengths and weaknesses.
In each article, we will also detail the elements that you should take into account when conducting a fundamental analysis of these stocks with the publications and events that will have the most influence on its price.
The Chinese and Asian stocks that are worth investing in are of course those listed on the major Asian or international stock market indices. These stocks are indeed those of companies with the largest market capitalisations and which therefore benefit from significant liquidity.
It's up to you to simply find out which stock you are most interested in based on your knowledge and interest in a particular sector, for example.
Let's end this article by presenting you some simple tips to trade Asian stocks in the most efficient way possible.
Today, it is impossible for European investors to access the Chinese stock market directly. For the other Asian stock exchanges, some brokers give you access to them, including the Japanese stock exchange.
However, you can still buy Chinese stocks listed on the American or European stock exchanges, and there are many of them. This is done through certificates or contracts, which are certificates issued by banks representing foreign shares. However, check whether your stockbroker offers the shares you are interested in. To buy these Asian stocks for cash and add them to your stock market portfolio, you simply place a buy order for the number of shares you wish to acquire.
Another way to invest in more Chinese or Asian stocks is through derivatives such as CFDs, which do not require you to own the shares being traded. These are contracts that are backed by shares and track their performance on the stock market. There are many brokers offering this type of investment, which involves trading on the rise or fall in the price of an asset, with the gain or loss corresponding to the difference in price of the share between the time you take the position and the time you close it.
You can also make more diversified investments in these Chinese or Asian stocks through units of ETFs. These are exchange-traded funds that generally track a stock market index, in this case the Chinese or Japanese index, which holds a range of stocks and trades like stocks.
Finally, you can also look at certain mutual funds such as FCPs or UCITS that specialise in Chinese or Asian equities or that include a significant proportion of such equities. Here, a management company is responsible for the composition and management of the fund in order to optimise the return for investors.