Goldman Sachs’ analysts are projecting that Chinese stocks — as represented by the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index — will rise by 19 percent in the next year. This index tracks businesses listed on the Hong Kong exchange and available to foreigners for investment. This estimate flies in the face of recent performance as the Index, and Chinese equities as a whole, have underperformed over the last couple of years. So why the 180 degree turn in 2014? According to Goldman analyst Noah Weisberger, Asian-focused funds are “significantly underweight,” which “further suggests to us that very little China upside has been priced.” In other words, Goldman thinks economic growth and undervalued shares will propel the rally. Is that enough for you to drink from the Chinese font in 2014?
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