Watch! The 5 Megatrends Shaping the Future of Investing

iShares’ Rob Powell talks to Emma Wall about thematic investing and how megatrends are shaping global economies and stock markets. Emma Wall: Hello, and welcome to the Morningstar series, “Ask the Expert.” I’m Emma Wall and I’m joined today by iShares’ Rob Powell to talk about thematic investing. … http://bit.ly/2P1i2jS

China’s Smaller Cities Boom as Economy Grows

China’s urbanisation is unique because its population, and economy, are highly dispersed across an ever-expanding set of cities. When people think of China’s cities, the mega-metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai come to mind. But small and medium sized Chinese cities are booming, largely due to central government policy and investments in infrastructure and transport. The … http://bit.ly/2OMVCDj

Watch! – How China is Opening its Doors to Global Investors

It is now easier than ever to invest in companies based in mainland China, and China is investing in global projects of its own. [Emma Wall]: Hello, and welcome to the Morningstar’s series, “Market Reaction.” I’m Emma Wall and I’m joined today by Rossen Djounov, Head of Asia for GAM. Hello, Rossen. [Rossen Djounov]: Hi, Emma. [Wall]: So, today, we are going to talk about China … http://bit.ly/2zxy2a6

Profiting from China’s Growing Middle Class

In less than two decades the size of China’s middle class has risen from less than 300,000 people to more than 500 million. With a middle class the size of America’s, the scale of China is often underappreciated. Despite slowing GDP growth, a dramatic shift in the underlying mix of goods and services of unprecedented proportions is underway. Having exposure to the right … http://bit.ly/2MtZnMt

China Stocks Beat All Other Markets

Since March 2001, Chinese equities have outperformed both the MSCI World index and the emerging markets as a whole. The MSCI China Index was launched on 31 October 1995, some seven years after the launch of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. From March 2001 to March 2018, the MSCI China Index generated annualised total returns of 12.2% versus 6% for the MSCI World Index and … https://bit.ly/2jjzvFS