This Friday, China will start trading CSI 300 index futures, allowing investors to play a derivative, either long or short, with leverage.
"What's in a name?" muses Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She's pondering the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues in 16th century Verona, but she could just as well be picking a stock on the Chinese market.
These days, all eyes are on the People's Bank of China, the Federal Reserve, and other international policymakers, as the market becomes increasingly edgy over whether they will act to head off inflation brought on by stimulus measures.
Frustrated by the market's performance over the past eight months, Chinese investors may take solace - and a bit of advice - from the session of the National People's Congress just ended.
Much to the chagrin of believers in "value investing", there's no doubt that a good story alone can move prices.