Investors can gain exposure to Hong Kong-listed stocks through a couple of ETF options. The iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (NYSEArca: EWH) tracks large- and mid-cap stocks while the iShares MSCI Hong Kong Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: EWHS) covers small-cap companies. The First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FHK) follows a “smart-beta,” “enhanced” indexing methodology that select stocks based on growth factors, like 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets.
“Most Hong Kong companies have operations in China, so this fund can be used to gain exposure to growth trends on the Mainland,” Morningstar analyst Patricia Oey said about EWH.
Additionally, most China-related ETFs include stocks listed on Hong Kong exchanges. For instance, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) follows large-cap Chinese securities listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.