The following articles were written to make you familar with the China stock markets. You do not need to read through all of them, for instance, you can skip the ones on listing requirements. However, some of them are essential to read in order to get adequate knowledge on China stock markets.
First, there are three articles on China stock exchanges, namely Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. These articels may be boring and you do not need to read in every detail. However, you must know that there are three independent stock exchanges in China, and you also need to know their sizes, their trading hours and their major indices.
Second, you need to know the stock categories. The two exchanges in mainland China classify the stocks into A-share and B-share. Foreign investors take an active part in mainland China stock markets as QFII. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange classifies the Hong Kong shares with mainland China backgrouond into H-shares and Red Chips, for its derivatives market.
Third, you need to know what kinds of China stocks are available for you to trade. Therefore, you need to know ADR, ETF, double and triple listings, in addition to A and B shares.
Fourth, you need to know the trading practices such as up and down limit, lot size, fees, warrants, etc.
Fifth, you need to know how the China stock markets influence each other, and their interactions with other Asian stock markets. Therefore, you should know the different trading hours in East Asia and their major indices.
Sixth, you need to know the trading characteristics of the China stock markets, the parts played by small investors, big players, QFII, the administrations and stock trend patterns.
You will find the above information from the articles below, though you do not need to read all of them.
1. Shanghai Stock Exchange
2. Shenzhen Stock Exchange
3. Hong Kong Stock Exchange
4. What is QFII
5. What are A Share, B Share, H Share & Red Chip
6. China B-Share in Details
7. China Shanghai B Share Trading System
8. List of China B Shares on Shanghai Stock Exchange
9. List of China B Shares on Shenzhen Stock Exchange
10. Hang Seng Index Constituents 1-1-2011
11 .H-Share Index:HSCEI Constituents 1-1-2011
12. Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporation Index (HSCCI) Constituents 1-1-2011
13. List of Securities on H.K. Exchange Main Board with Lot Sizes & Stock Codes
14. List of H Shares on Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board as at 1-1-2011
15. List of Red Chips on Hong Kong Exchange Main Board as at 1-1-2011
16. Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSECI) Constituents
17. Shenzhen A Share Index Constituents
18. Shenzhen Stock Exchange SZSE Component Index Constituents
19. CSI 300 Index Constituents
20. China ADRs
21. China ADRs Traded in Both US & Hong Kong
22. Double/Triple Listings of A-shares, H-shares and ADRs
23. ETFs and Mutual Funds
24. China Stock Market Trading Hours Converted To Your Time Zone
25. Hong Kong Stock Through Train
26. Trading of China Stocks – Lot Size
27. China Stock Trading Knowledge – Ticks and Tolerance
28. Listing Requirements on Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges
29. Listing Requirements on Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board
30. China Stock Market Holidays
31. Interactions Between China and US Stock Markets
32. Interactions Among Stock Markets in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea
33. Trading Characteristics & Trend Patterns of the China Stock Markets
34. ETFs on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
35. What is QDII in China
36. QFII is Allowd to Trade China Stock Index Futures
37. First Trading Day Effect on China Stocks
38. How to Buy China Stocks Directly On-Line
39. Warrants And Callable Bull/Bear Contracts Have Big Impacts On HSI’s Trends
40. China Will Launch Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors Scheme (RQFII) Soon
41. How To Convert ADR Prices To Hong Kong Prices
42. Mainland Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau Residents Can Trade A-Shares