A-shares ETFs have been popular with U.S. investors. Since the start of last year, ASHR has added in $481.5 million in new assets while the Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (NYSEArca: PEK), KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A ETF (NYSEArca: KBA) and the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China A-Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) saw combined inflows of more than $93 million over that period.
The CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF (NYSEArca: AFTY), which debuted a month ago, came to market with $237 million in assets and has since added nearly $60 million to that total.
CHAD and CHAU are not Direxion’s first leveraged China ETFs. The firm sponsors the Direxion Daily China 3x Bull (NYSEArca: YINN) and the Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: YANG), the triple-leveraged answers to the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI), the largest China ETF trading in the U.S. [Leveraged China ETFs see Increased Activity]
Investors have added nearly $17.6 million to YANG this year.