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Shanghai Composite Plunges Below 2800, Lowest Since April 20

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01-18

The Shanghai Index fell below the 2800-point mark, hitting its lowest point since April 2020, indicating a bearish market trend.

On January 18, 2024, the Chinese stock market experienced significant fluctuations, with the Shanghai Stock Exchange Index (SSE Composite Index) falling below 2800 points, marking the lowest point since April 2020, indicative of the market's weak condition. The recent performance of the SSE Composite Index reflects the downward pressure on the Chinese stock market, mainly dragged down by sectors such as hotel and tourism, food consumption, oil and gas, and agriculture. Moreover, nearly 4,800 individual stocks across the Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing stock exchanges have declined.

Analysts point out that this downward trend may be due to panic selling by investors, causing short-term market turbulence. However, some market observers believe that the market has shown some bottoming characteristics, such as a consistent contraction in transaction volume and low investor entry sentiment. Furthermore, despite the SSE Composite Index falling below 2900 points and the market looking pessimistic and desperate, some positive signals have emerged.

Regarding the A-share market in 2024, analysts are generally optimistic. They believe that the market valuation may have completed its bubble deflation and formed a solid foundation. It is expected that the expansion of fiscal expenditure, tax relief, and reasonable reduction of domestic interest rates will support market valuation and provide opportunities for investors, especially sectors like new energy and liquor, which may offer good investment opportunities. At the same time, the valuation cost performance of new energy tracks is expected to improve. Additionally, the technology sector, and particularly developments in artificial intelligence and GPT-4 technology, are expected to bring more investment opportunities to the market.

From a market valuation perspective, analysis from Zhongyuan Securities points out that the current average P/E ratios of the SSE Composite Index and the Growth Enterprise Market Index are below the median of the last three years, which suggests that market valuations are relatively low and that there is still room for medium- to long-term arrangements.

Market analysis shows that sectors such as duty-free shops, the dairy industry, organosilicon, grain concepts, shipbuilding, department stores, and the oil industry have led the declines, while new energy and liquor sectors were among the first to rebound.

Overall, despite the current low levels of the SSE Composite Index, there still exist positive factors for the market's long-term outlook. Investors should closely monitor market dynamics and make investment decisions cautiously based on their financial status and risk tolerance. It should be emphasized that there are risks in market investment, and investment decisions should be considered carefully.

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