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A Stock Trader’s Guide to China’s Week-Long New Year Holiday

  • Spending for travel, dining and entertainment are in focus
  • Consumption during the holiday can help shape sentiment
A worker carries red lanterns to be hung from streetlights ahead of Lunar New Year in Beijing on Jan. 27.
A worker carries red lanterns to be hung from streetlights ahead of Lunar New Year in Beijing on Jan. 27.Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images 

China is heading into its Lunar New Year holiday next week with investors on the lookout for anything to help pull the country’s shares out of a bear-market rout.

The benchmark CSI 300 Index’s 20% slump from its peak a year ago has shown that it will take more than the central bank’s pivot to monetary easing to rekindle confidence.