Even at the best of times, financial markets can be awfully fickle.Friday, 14 February, 2014, 4:28am 4 comments
Although the taxpayer-funded Financial Dispute Resolution Centre has handled far fewer cases than expected in its first 10 months of operation, industry players say it has made banks and brokers handle client complaints more seriously.20 May 2013 - 4:18am
It's now official. Even monkeys can beat the stock market index. Cass Business School researchers in London simulated 10 million portfolios of US stocks selected at random.27 Apr 2013 - 3:31am 1 comment
The sharp price fall might have been caused by retail investors, who tended to have a short investment horizon and were not familiar with the company's operations and outlook, analysts said.1 Feb 2013 - 8:24am
Beijing will soon issue a new rule governing individual mainland investors' direct investments in Hong Kong stocks, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.
They said financial regulators were giving priority to the implementation of the qualified domestic individual investors (QDII2) scheme, which could spark a multibillion-yuan outflow into the city's market.25 Jan 2013 - 4:56am
A new study by the CFA Institute has concluded that harmonised standards for reporting the performance of investment funds are needed to enhance investor protection and rebuild trust in the retail fund market.18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am
Is now the time to buy China A shares? It's the question on everyone's lips after the Shanghai Composite rose 4 per cent last week, ostensibly on supportive market reforms announced by the government, but in reality on hopes that the mainland's dormant volcanoes - retail investors - are finally ready to start buying.17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am
Retail investors might not be the worst-hit victims of the mainland's stock market downturn, new data suggests.
In fact, the top bosses of listed firms might have borne the brunt of the slump, their personal net worth shrinking dramatically.8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am
After a year of waiting, the doubts in the minds of China's equity investors have hardly been laid to rest.
What's more, they have been further befuddled by the top regulator's advice to buy blue-chip stocks.4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am
Institutional investors were most welcome, he [CSRC chairman Guo Shuqing] said, as they were more mature and had more expertise than individuals, who make up 84 per cent of the mainland's stock market participants and whose irrational transactions exacerbated price fluctuations.
SCMP, November 1215 Nov 2012 - 5:02am 1 comment
Shanghai property developer CIFI Holdings is planning a pre-listing roadshow as early as next week, following the listing of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical last week.6 Nov 2012 - 12:06pm
Retail investors in Hong Kong are showing less appetite for dim sum bonds this year, as expectations of rapid gains in the value of the currency diminish.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Previously, we have written about inflation and its effect on retail investors and the common people.10 May 2011 - 12:00am