Monday, February 9, 2015

Why Chinese stock market has big upside potential

I predicted in October that the Chinese economy would weaken but the stock market would go up. The Chinese stock market is in a similar position to the U.S. market in 1982. At that time, the U.S. market hadn’t done much for a while, and investors were bearish and underweight stocks. Then the market suddenly took off. There has been huge trading volume in Chinese stocks, and many people are opening investment accounts. 

The real estate market is done in China; it isn’t going to rise substantially in the near future, so speculators are moving into stocks. The market has shot up about 50% in the past three months. It will correct a bit, and then go higher. 

Bank stocks, especially, can move up from here. The sector is widely hated and has huge problems, but Chinese banks also have a big customer base.

Gaming and lodging companies tied to Macau were hit hard in the past 12 months and are also worth a look. In December, gaming revenue was down 30%, year on year. The stocks have corrected by 40% to 50%. In the next six months, there will be buying opportunities in the industry. You are paid to wait, because many of these stocks yield about 5%.