Reasons for the severe decline in Chinese Stock market in 2015
Between June 2014 and June 2015, the CSI 300 Index rose by 150%, reaching the peak at 5,166.3 on 12th June 2015. What follows was a severe decline in the stock index. Within just one month, the CSI 300 index had lost 30% to 3,507 on July 8. Several factors caused the fall.
In the run-up to the stock market decline, investors were aggressively involved in short selling and margin trading. Short-selling and margin trading allowed investors to purchase shares using borrowed money thereby increasing the demand for stocks. Investors engaged in short-selling sell stocks borrowed from ...