75 percent of investors saw losses in first half of 2010

14:02, July 12, 2010      

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Most investors surveyed have invested more than a half of their household assets in the stock market and over 75 percent of investors saw losses in the first half of 2010, according to the "2010 Interim Survey of Investors" recently released by hexun.com.

According to the 38,500 survey questionnaires received, only 24 percent of investors in northern China broke even or generated profits and more than 75 percent of investors were in the red. Almost 40 percent of those met with losses equivalent to more than 30 percent of their stock assets at the beginning of the year. In southern China, the percentage of investors who saw losses was similar.

More than 50 percent of surveyed investors have invested more than half of their household assets in the stock market. Of them, 60 percent of investors in northern China have injected more than half of their household assets into the stock market, including 40 percent who have invested even more than 70 percent of their household assets in the stock market.

Despite poor investment performance in the first half, the surveyed investors are universally upbeat about the macroeconomic trends in the second half. According to the survey, over 45 percent of surveyed investors believe that China's GDP growth rate will stay at 8 to 10 percent, about 34 percent expect the GDP growth rate to slow down below 8 percent, over 17 percent believe that the GDP growth rate will decline considerably to a level far below the target growth rate and only less than 4 percent expect the growth rate to surpass 10 percent because the economy is overheated.

Furthermore, the respondents are relatively optimistic about the inflationary expectations in the second half of 2010, with almost 81 percent expecting no inflation or a slight inflation. Of them, over 46 percent believe that inflation will be slight with controllable risks, 20 percent believe that the inflationary pressure will ease and almost 15 percent believe there will be no inflation.

The statistical data shows that the number of private investors in the A-share market has further increased. The data from the China Securities Depository and Clearing Corp shows that A-share accounts with stock holdings numbered almost 54 million as of June 25, an increase of 38,000 from a week earlier and close to the historical peak of 54.4 million.

By People's Daily Online


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