Global Stock Markets Surge: China's Rally Continues with No End in Sight, Say Analysts
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Global Stock Markets Surge: China's Rally Continues with No End in Sight, Say Analysts

20 May 2024
2 min.
Global Stock Markets Surge: China's Rally Continues with No End in Sight, Say Analysts

Global Stock Boom

Global stock markets are experiencing a significant surge, with many indexes nearing and surpassing record highs. This trend has prompted analysts to reconsider the traditional investment strategy of "sell in May and go away."

Recently, 14 of the world's 20 largest stock markets reached all-time highs, according to Bloomberg. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 40,000 for the first time, while major indices in Europe, India, and Japan are also at or near record levels. Additionally, the MSCI ACWI Investable Market Index, tracking large and mid-cap companies globally, set a new record high on Friday.

China's stock markets, which started 2024 in a downturn, are also booming. The CSI300 index, which tracks 300 large and midsize stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen, is up 7.4% year-to-date, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index has surged 15%.

Factors Driving the Surge

Global stock growth is driven by strong economic fundamentals, positive corporate earnings, and potential interest rate cuts, which encourage investors to move money from bonds to stocks. In China, however, the rally is largely due to attractive valuations after years of declining prices.

Chinese stocks are now valued similarly to their pre-pandemic levels, according to Andrea Cicione, head of investment research at GlobalData TS Lombard. Some investors are shifting their portfolios from India to China, taking profits from gains in the Indian market, where the Sensex and Nifty 50 indexes have surged about 20% over the past 12 months.

High-profile investors like Michael Burry and David Tepper are now investing heavily in Chinese stocks. Ray Dalio also expressed confidence in Chinese investments due to the low valuations.

Government Stimulus and Future Outlook

Recent economic stimulus measures by the Chinese government have boosted market confidence. On Friday, the government introduced robust actions to address the property market crisis, emphasizing housing sector stabilization, according to Bank of America analysts.

However, Cicione notes the stimulus responds to economic pain evident in April's data, predicting a short slowdown before benefits emerge, improving consumer confidence and exports.

LPL Financial strategist Adam Turnquist believes the bull run in China's stock market may persist, fueled by ongoing economic support and investor momentum.

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