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The Chinese currency will strengthen when the yuan enters the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserve currencies as it joins the dollar, euro, pound and yen. With the importance of the yuan growing as an alternative to the U.S. dollar, investment flows into China could help support Chinese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds. While […]

A copper exchange traded note surged Tuesday and was testing its long-term resistance line after China’s strong economic data eased growth concerns. The iPath Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) gained 2.7% on Wednesday on over three times its average daily volume and was testing its resistance at the 200-day simple moving average […]

Despite somewhat recovering from heavier losses earlier in the day, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds finished August on a down note but remained largely flat for the month. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.9% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%. The best performing […]

Chinese stocks have been emerging markets laggards this year, but the world’s second-largest economy has recently seen its equity markets start to shed some of that laggard status. Investors looking to play that rebound may want to consider Hong Kong and the iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (NYSEArca: EWH) or the iShares China Large-Cap ETF […]

With the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission approving the much anticipated Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, China is opening up its capital markets and could ultimately benefit investors seeking exposure to Chinese markets through A-shares-related exchange traded funds. The Shenzhen-Hong Kong link effectively removes one of the obstacles […]

Chinese stocks and exchange traded funds such as the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF trading in the U.S., have been laggards during most of this year’s emerging markets renaissance. However, that scenario has recently been changing for the better with FXI soaring more than 15% over the past two months. […]

Mainland Chinese markets and related China A-shares exchange traded funds rallied Monday on hopes of a formal announcement to a Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading link. Leading the market surge on Monday, the VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: PEK) rose 4.2%, VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) gained 3.8% and db X-trackers Harvest CSI […]

After the United Kingdom referendum vote, market observers are eyeing China as the next potential trouble spot. Emerging market investors who are wary of further weakness in China can look to a broad exchange traded fund that specifically excludes Chinese market exposure. Albert Edwards of the Societe Generale Group argued that the stealth renminbi (RMB) […]

Although many diversified and single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds have been solid performers this year, the same cannot be said of China, the largest developing economy. ETFs such as the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF trading in the U.S., and the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund […]

The Brexit dust has not even settled and exchange traded fund (ETF) options traders are already hedging against a potential slowdown in the Chinese economy as the next major unresolved risk. The ratio of bearish to bullish options on the largest ETF tracking Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong jumped to the highest level since […]

Bucking global market trends on Tuesday, Chinese mainland stocks and related A-shares exchange traded funds inched higher ahead of MSCI’s indexing decision due in the evening. The db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSEArca: ASHR), the largest China A-shares-related ETF, rose 0.7% Tuesday. ASHR has declined 18.5% year-to-date. Chinese markets strengthened on bets […]

Chinese A-shares and country-specific exchange traded funds experienced their largest one-day jump in almost three months on speculation that MSCI could add mainland traded Chinese stocks to its benchmark Emerging Markets Index. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) led gains […]

Already down nearly 10% this year and a notable laggard among emerging markets single-country exchange traded funds, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF that tracks Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, is enticing bearish traders. Last month, Chinese stocks jumped after Beijing revealed exports in yuan terms […]

Global mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds plunged Monday over Chinese growth concerns after the emerging economy revealed weak trade data. The broad iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (NYSEArca: PICK) dropped 5.8% Monday. Additionally, the more focused VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) plunged 7.2%, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) […]

Despite the global weakness, Chinese A-shares market and country-specific exchange traded funds (ETFs) rallied Tuesday on speculation Beijing would back the equities market. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) led gains Tuesday, rising 2.3% and 2.4%, respectively. The China A-shares […]

Note: This article was provided courtesy of Iris.xyz. By Andy Rothman A question that is posed frequently by those skeptical over the health of China’s economy is: “If electricity consumption and rail freight traffic are both weak, how can GDP be expanding by more than 6%?” This is a great question because the answer highlights […]

Chinese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds gained momentum Wednesday after Beijing revealed a surge in exports, renewing confidence in the global economy. On Wednesday, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF that tracks Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, rose 3.5% while the SPDR S&P China ETF […]

Chinese yuan currency-related ETFs strengthen to a four-month high The yuan currency touched its strongest level against the U.S. dollar since early December on Friday China may be trying to keep its currency in line with its top trading partners – Japan and Europe, says RBC Capital Markets Chinese yuan currency-related exchange traded funds have strengthened […]

People’s Bank of China cuts amount of cash the country’s lenders can lock away The half percentage-point cut could add 685 billion yuan, or $105 billion, into the financial system Even after the latest cut, the ratio is still 17% for the biggest banks, the highest such levels in the world The Chinese government could continue […]

While the U.S. dollar has swung lower on the lower economic outlook, the greenback is still more likely to appreciate against foreign currencies than weaken ahead, potentially weighing on international stock exchange traded fund investments. “Fundamentally, nothing has changed,”  Robert Bush, Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, told ETF Trends. While the equity forecast is slightly […]

Record bank loans and speculation of increased measures to stimulate economic growth helped China’s markets, along with related A-shares exchange traded funds, experience their largest surge in over three months. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.3% to 2,836.6 Tuesday, but the benchmark is still trading in a bear market and down 20% so far this […]

China’s manufacturing sector slowed for the sixth consecutive month and contracted at its fastest pace in over three years, dragging on Chinese stock exchange traded funds and reversing a rebound in oil markets. China A-shares ETFs that track mainland Chinese stocks traded in Shanghai and Shenzhen retreated Monday, with the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 […]

The developing world is showing uneven growth, with countries like Russia and Brazil floundering. Consequently, investors should pick their spots in the emerging markets and pay particular attention to exchange traded funds that track tech-heavy Taiwan, India, China and Korea. The deepening recession in Brazil and Russia have weakened the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India […]

Investor confidence is waning in Chinese markets as a slowing economy and weakening yuan currency drag China A-shares related exchange traded funds to their lowest in 13 months. China A-shares ETFs that track mainland Chinese stocks traded in Shanghai and Shenzhen declined Tuesday, with the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR) […]

Chinese markets and A-shares related exchange traded funds rallied Tuesday as ongoing weakness fanned speculation that Beijing would step in to prop up the ailing economy. The Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (NYSEArca: CNXT) and Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) led gains Tuesday, surging 7.3% and 8.1%, respectively. […]

Volatility sent mainland Chinese equities plunging, but Chinese company stocks that trade on Hong Kong, along with H-shares related exchange traded funds, were not as heavily affected and may also offer investors a cheaper way to capture China’s growth. Over the past three months, the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR), […]

Investors who are betting on a turnaround in the Chinese markets may want to consider a currency-hedged China A-shares exchange traded fund, especially with Beijing’s preference for a weaker currency. The difference between the Chinese renminbi’s two exchange rates widened to a record, adding to speculation that Beijing will likely allow its currency to depreciate […]

Chinese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds woke up to a rough start in the new year as lackluster economic data and a depreciating currency set off a sell-off in mainland stocks that triggered trading halts for the rest of the day. On Monday, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China-related ETF […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]