2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Stock Markets in China

SingRu Hoe, Srinivas Nippani

Abstract


This study seeks to address the question if the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and Mr. Donald Trump’s path to U.S. presidency affected the stock market returns in China. We do not find conclusive results from three leading stock indices of China, SHCOMP, SZCOMP, and SHSZ300. There is an immediate impact shown in SHSZ300, but not in SHCOMP and SZCOMP. We ascribe this to the impact of less sophisticated investors who dominate the stock market in China and also to that country’s censorship of the media wherein the government could effectively either block or downplay the unfavorable information.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v9n7p32

Copyright (c) 2017 SingRu Hoe, Srinivas Nippani

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