Shanghai Composite Index (SSEC)

MarketWatch  32 min ago  Comment 
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 1.9% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 1.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.2% ; Seoul () up 0.5% ;...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 7  Comment 
U.S. markets are moving up Tuesday after a strong Monday that saw investors set aside a weak jobs report. The S&P 500 is up 0.24% and the Dow is up 0.26%.  Asian markets finished higher Tuesday, following Wall Street’s rise on Monday. The...
MarketWatch  Apr 7  Comment 
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.8% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) closed for holiday ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 1.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 1.4% ; Seoul () up...
The Economic Times  Mar 30  Comment 
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 2.9%, to 4,088.18 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.6%.
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 25  Comment 
U.S. markets are little moved this morning as durable goods orders fell 1.4% in February after increasing 2.0% in January.. The S&P 500 is down 0.01% and the Dow is down 0.09%. Asian markets finished mixed Tuesday with Japanese stocks near 15 year...
Clusterstock  Mar 25  Comment 
Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here's a quick guide to what traders are chatting about this morning: Good Morning! US Futures are holding steady after yesterday’s selloff – there was a Heavy rotation from Equities into Treasuries that...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 9  Comment 
U.S. stocks are flat to start the morning after a Friday selloff. The S&P 500 is up 0.05% and the Dow is up 0.02%. Asian markets finished mixed on Monday after Japan reported weaker revised fourth quarter GDP numbers. The Shanghai Composite rose...
The Economic Times  Mar 2  Comment 
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.8% to 3,601.27 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8% to 3,336.28.


The SSE composite index comprises of all the A shares and B shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index can be tracked all the way back to Dec 19, 1990 and to a price of 100. Index trade volume is scaled down by a factor of 1000.

Weighting and Calculation

SSE Indices are all calculated using a Paasche weighted composite price index formula[1], similar to the CSI 300 Index. This means that the index is based on its base period for its calculations as compared to certain other exchanges, like the DAX, which base their calculations on the previous period (the laspyres price index calculation). [2]

Composite Indices and Sector Indices are weighted by shares.

  • The formula is:

Current index = Current total market cap of constituents × Base Value / Base Period

Total market capitalization = ∑ (price × shares issued)[3]

  • The B share stocks are generally denominated in US dollars for calculation purposes. For calculation of other indices, B share stock prices are converted to RMB at the applicable exchange rate (the middle price of US dollar on the last trading day of each week) at China Foreign Exchange Trading Center and then published by the exchange.


The total number of companies on the composite index is 872[4]. Listed Below are the top 50 companies on the composite (They also comprise the SSE 50).[5].


  1. Paasche and Laspeyres price indices
  2. Paasche and Laspeyres price indices
  3. SSE Composite Index Methodology
  4. Components for SSE Composite Index
  5. Components of the SSE 50
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