SSE Composite Index
What it is:
The SSE Composite Index tracks the largest and most important public companies in China.
How it works (Example):
The SSE Composite Index is similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in the U.S.
Why it Matters:
The SSE Composite Index is one of the most closely-watched global benchmarks. Although it was created to track the performance of China's largest companies, investors tend to use it to gauge the health of the entire Chinese economy.