Sino-pessimism is easy to find these days, perhaps with good reason. China spent 2021 cracking down on its most lucrative businesses, shuttering entire for-profit sectors, seeing several large property companies teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, suffer energy shortages, constrain the economy under an ongoing zero-Covid policy.
In a market filled with liquidity and searching eagerly for the next growth story, electric vehicle (EV) companies, and their supply chain are seeing a lot of flows. Most famously, Tesla shot up 7x in 2020 after finally turning a profit for the first time in its history.
The best performing emerging market of the past decade gets no love from investors. Taiwan is a perennial underweight for active global emerging market (GEM) funds, despite being the best performing market over the past decade.