China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

By Maxine Hong Kingston

The writer chronicles the lives of 3 generations of chinese language males in the US, woven from reminiscence, fantasy and truth. Here's a storyteller's story of what they continued in a wierd new land.

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It gives pause to consider the extent to which the Chinese government has exposed itself and its SOE reform program to the whims of international investors. Liquidity is also an important indicator of a market’s strength. Liquidity represents market depth by inferring through trading volume flows capital availability for the purchase or sale of securities. This is important since strong liquidity ensures greater pricing accuracy, enhances the willingness of investors to take larger positions (and assume greater market risk) and, therefore, makes larger transactions possible.

Similar conclusions are reached whether comparing 20 day volatility or momentum measures. An analysis of trading performance correlations between different types of Chinese shares rounds out the discussion of volatility and provides a clearer picture of how these markets function. The correlations highlight a fact that is wellknown among market professionals: most ‘China stocks’ are traded based on sentiment and at a country level, as opposed to a more detailed stock by stock, company by company approach.

The markets promptly shot straight upward 600 points before falling back once again into directionless trading. ’ China’s domestic markets. Overseas share performance can be broken down into four identifiable periods: (1) the H share boom era, 1992–94; (2) stagnation, 1995–96; (3) the Red Chip craze and crash, 1997; and (4) the China Telecom era, 1998 on. The single theme that emerges from a review of China’s overseas listings has been the growing sophistication of international investors. At the start of the decade, the international investment community had little direct knowledge or understanding of how Chinese companies operated or of the workings of China’s economy.

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