The Hang Seng index is bouncing back as investors wait for a key meeting between US and Chinese delegation next week. The index is also following the performance of US equities, where the Dow Jones closed at a record high. What happened: China and the US have been in a […]
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What is the Hang Seng Index?
The Hang Seng Index is the main stock market index of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Hang Seng is one of the best-known indices in Asia and widely used by fund managers as their performance benchmark. Hang Seng Index is a free-float-adjusted market capitalization and weighted stock market index in the Hong Kong stock exchange. That means that the influence of each constituent stock on the index’s performance is directly proportional to its relative market value. Higher market cap stocks will have a greater impact on the Hang Seng index’s performance than those with lower market capitalization. The index is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies by the capitalization of the Hong Kong stock exchange and is the primary benchmark of the overall market performance in Hong Kong.
Hang Seng trading hours
The Hang Seng trading hours are Monday through Friday:
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM — Opening Session
- 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Morning Trading Session
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Lunch
- 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Afternoon Trading Session
- 4:00 PM – 4:10 PM — Extended Hours
Hang Seng Index started from the 100 points on July 31, 1964. Hang Seng Index hit an all-time high, on January 26, 2018, at 33,223.58 points at closing.
The 50 companies in the index represent about 58% of the capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Some of the constituents of the index are HSBC HOLDINGS, HANG SENG BANK, BANK OF CHINA, HK & CHINA GAS, CHINA OVERSEAS, SINOPEC CORP, PetroChina, SINO BIO PHARM, etc.
The Nikkei 225 and the Hang Seng index declined today as investors reacted to the performance of the bond market. Also, a prominent Chinese official warned about the ongoing bubble-like atmosphere. The two indices are down by 0.20% and 1.10%, respectively. What happened: US equities rallied yesterday after the short […]
The Hang Seng index retreated today as investors reflected on the rising US treasury yields and the rising fears of inflation. The blue-chip Hong Kong index is trading at H$30,553, which is lower than this week’s high of HS31,775. Other Asian indices like the Nikkei 225 and Shanghai also fell. […]
The Hang Seng index rose slightly today as investors pondered on the latest IPO activity and the future of real estate sector in Hong Kong. The index rose to H$29,345, which is relatively higher than this week’s low of H$28,266. What happened: The IPO market in Hong Kong has continued […]
The Hang Seng index is pointing lower as investors react to the latest acts by Donald Trump to target some of its constituents. The index is trading at $28,470, which is close to the highest point in January last year. Similarly, in Asia, the Nikkei 225 is down by 0.65% […]
The Nikkei 225 index rallied to the highest level since September 1990 as investors waited for more information about Joe Biden’s stimulus package. The index has jumped by more than 75% from its lowest level last year. Other Asian indices are mixed, with the Hang Seng index rising by 0.45% […]
The Nikkei 225, Hang Seng, Nasdaq 100, and other global stocks are rallying today after the Georgia election. Similarly, in Europe, futures tied to the FTSE 100, DAX Index, and CAC 40 are also in high spirits. Bitcoin and other altcoins are also enjoying the ride even after a sharp […]
Global stocks are mixed today after having a relatively strong 2020 amid the global pandemic. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index us up by more than 0.80% while in the United States, futures tied to the Dow Jones and S&P 500 are barely moved. In Europe, FTSE 100 and […]
The Hang Seng index is up by 0.60% today as investors react to the nee law allowing the use of new coronavirus vaccines. The new law will allow the city to authorize new vaccines since the ones it has procured earlier are still in the development stage. This means that […]
The Nikkei 225 retreated today after the Bank of Japan delivered its final rate decision and after the weak inflation numbers. The index, which tracks the biggest firms in Japan, declined by 0.15% and is trading at 26,768 yen. Similarly, in Asia, the Hang Seng, ASX 200, and the Shanghai […]