QAS ANALYST DESK QUICK NEWS (03-01-19): MSCI TO QUADRUPLE WEIGHTINGS OF CHINESE STOCKS IN ITS GLOBAL BENCHMARKS.
QAS China All-Cap Model Portfolio Index is up +17% YTD 2019.
MSCI announced China A-shares weightings increase from 5% to 20% in its global benchmarks. This will be done gradually in 2019 (May, August and November) and will have a significant positive impact on the Chinese stock market. Technically, this is a structural bullish event as all funds that are benchmarked to MSCI broad-based world indexes will be increasing their allocations in the Chinese stock market. The expected inflow in China markets is $80 Billion.
The QAS China All-Cap Model has been in Regime 1 (Aggressive Positive w/Leverage, 150% Equity Exposure) since January 9, 2019. The model is significantly outperforming the benchmark since inception in August of 2018.
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