China has not been kind to stock investors in 2015. Index Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite Index fell by 27% and 45% , respectively. This drawdown is comparable to the loss of 18% of the Singapore stock market and 6% of the index of developing countries MSCI World Index - for AMarkets materials.
But it is not all that bad. In the Chinese stock market is the so-called H-shares, which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. They fall under the jurisdiction of China, but are denominated in Hong Kong dollars. It's almost as American Depository Receipts ADR - are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and are issued non-US companies, but traded on the same terms as the US. H-shares allow Chinese companies to go to the Hong Kong stock market and attract foreign investors. Interestingly, the large Chinese companies is quite normal - have the usual A-shares with a listing only on continental markets, and also to have H-shares with a listing in Hong Kong. A kind of diversification. So why H-shares are interesting? It's simple. This segment of the scale is undervalued.
Take, figure P / E for Chinese enterprises index Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) - Index monitors the dynamics of the H-shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The current P / E for the HSCEI is 6.5. For comparison - the P / E for the Shanghai Composite - 16, and for the S & P 500 - 19.4.
Cost dynamics vs. index dynamic index P / E: