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The 200-Plus China Stocks That Are About to Join MSCI's Indexes

  • China’s yuan-denominated shares will be added after the close
  • Pricey picks on list include AI company and metal miner
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China's MSCI Inclusion Is a 'Big Change,' Oasis' Wheatley Says

More than 200 Chinese companies will officially be inducted into MSCI Inc.’s equity indexes after the market close on Thursday, opening up the world’s second-largest equity market -- with its big swings and unique idiosyncrasies -- to global investors.

This means traders looking to track the gauges run by MSCI, the world’s biggest stock index compiler, need to buy yuan-denominated stocks for the first time. Still, don’t expect much impact at first. Only a tiny slice of the selected stocks’ market capitalization will be added, and it will join in two steps, with the next being in September. That means A shares will initially represent about 0.39 percent of the weighting on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.