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Chinese investors most aggressive in the world

By Dai Tian ( Updated: 2015-04-28 13:27

Chinese investors most aggressive in the world

Investors look on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai March 17, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Chinese are the most aggressive investors, with 60 percent planning to increase their proportion of investment into equities over the next 12 months, according to a latest global survey.

The comparative figure worldwide is 51 percent, said the 2015 Global Investment survey conducted by asset management group Legg Mason.

Investors of Chinese mainland expect a return of 10.6 percent in 2015, while receiving an actual return of 8 percent, according to the report. Their expectation gap has narrowed to 2.6 percent from last year's 3.7 percent.

Only 51 percent claim that they are very or somewhat conservative. According to the survey, 78 percent of them are optimistic about the national economy, while 24 percent worry about global economic instability and 26 percent about inflation.

The online survey interviewed 4,208 investors across 20 markets aged between 40 and 75 whose family had investable assets of more than $200,000.

A-share bull

The bullish sentiment has coincided with A-share rallies, as the benchmark Shanghai index gained nearly 91 percent in the past six months as of April 24.

More than 76 percent of Chinese families that invest in stocks profited from the market in the first quarter this year, a survey conducted by the Research Center for China Household Finance of Southern University of Finance and Economics showed.

Domestic stock market participation rate has reached 6.1 percent, according to the survey. About 30.6 percent of the country's household investors have increased their weighting in the equity investment.

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