Shares of Bluestar Adisseo Company (SHA:600299) last traded at 11.09, representing a move of 1.84%, or 0.2 per share, on volume of 1.59 million shares. After opening the trading day at 10.89, shares of Bluestar Adisseo Company traded in a close range. Bluestar Adisseo Company currently has a total float of 2.68 billion shares and on average sees 2.24 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 10.61 and high of 14.27.
SSE: An Asian Economy Pride
Aside from being the world’s largest country in terms of population, China is also the largest economy in Asia, placing it next to the US worldwide. Behind this success is the nation’s leading stock exchange, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).
Chinese Equity Market
With over 1,000 companies listed on it and a market capitalization of $3.50 trillion as of February, the SSE is the second largest stock exchange in Asia and the fifth in the world. Bluestar Adisseo Company and others prefer to work at this reliable market. As a non-profit organization, it is operated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
While the SSE had already been established in 1866, it had to shut down in 1941 due to the Japanese occupation in Shanghai. On December 19, 1990, after decades of setback, the SSE finally had its major comeback with an official relaunch of operations.
All SSE stocks are tracked on the SSE Composite Index, which was launched officially on July 15, 1991. For a clearer and more accurate representation of the Chinese equity market, it features three main sub-indices: the SSE 380, the SSE 180, and the SSE 50. The SSE 380 is made up of the 380 most active stocks on the SSE; the SSE 180 is made up of the 180 most active stocks; and the SSE 50 is made up of the 50 most active stocks. In order for a stock to qualify in the SSE 50, it must first be included in both the SSE 380 and the SSE 180.
The SSE Composite Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index, which means that all of its components are weighted using the Paasche weighted composite price index formula. Its base date and base value is December 19, 1990 and 100, respectively.
In December 1990, the SSE Composite Index had hit its all-time low of 99.98 and in October 2007, its all-time high of 6,092.06. Being the part of SSE index gives new options for Bluestar Adisseo Company stocks.
Trading in China
The pre-market session on the SSE lasts from 9:15 a.m. until 9:25 a.m. while the regular session lasts from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In between the regular session is a two-hour break that lasts from 11:31 a.m. until 1:29 p.m.
All SSE stocks are classified into two categories of shares: A shares and B shares. The former type of shares is traded in Yuan while the latter is traded in US dollar (USD). Only domestic traders were allowed to trade A shares in the past. International traders were only allowed to trade B shares. However, in 2002, international traders had finally been allowed to trade A shares and B shares alike like domestic traders. As a result, the Chinese economy had bloomed immensely and still continues a rapid economic growth today. Companies, like Bluestar Adisseo Company also grow with the economy.
It is ideal to invest on SSE stocks today given the fast-paced growth of what is already the second biggest economy in the world. By doing so, investors can expect high returns from the Chinese equity market regardless of whether investments are short-term or long-term.
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