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  • Feb. 19, 2013, 7:10 AM

    Rallying Shanghai takes a breather from its big rally, falling 1.6% with word Beijing may impose more property curbs a nice excuse to take profits. A property stock sub-index (TAO) fell 4.6%. Anhui Conch tumbled 7.6% and Huaxin Cement 7.2% after the government forecast cement output growth of just 5% this year. FXI -2.1% premarket.

    | Feb. 19, 2013, 7:10 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 11, 2013, 9:07 AM
    One of the most common mistakes investors make is going with the known rather than the best ETFs, says Matt Hougan, speaking at Index Universe's Inside ETFs conference. One example is using FXI for China exposure (discussed here, try CAF instead). Another: Buying XLF for financials avoids small caps. Look to IYF for broader exposure.
    | Feb. 11, 2013, 9:07 AM | 5 Comments
  • Feb. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM
    The Shanghai exchange has been a notorious retail (suckers, to many) market, but the recent big rally is of note for its heavy volume even as the growth in newly opened accounts slows. It could suggest an influx of institutional - i.e., more stable money - coming into the market. Shanghai is closed for the week. FXI -1.5%, CAF +11.5% YTD.
    | Feb. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM
  • Feb. 8, 2013, 6:17 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: VNM +4.3%. FCG +2.3%. BNO +1.7%. UUP +1.4%. TLT +1.4%.
    ETF Losers: FXI -4.7%. EPI -4.2%. GDXJ -3.3%. KOL -3.3%. DBA -2.7%.
    | Feb. 8, 2013, 6:17 PM
  • Feb. 8, 2013, 7:03 AM
    Shanghai climbs 0.6%, with solid (but likely distorted) trade data and inflation slowing the excuses to buy. More: Passenger-vehicle sales climbed 49% Y/Y in January to 1.73M, beating estimates of 1.5M. Most Chinese ETFs, including the popular FXI, are missing the big rally in Shanghai (28% since Dec. 1). One that's not is CAF, +41% since then.
    | Feb. 8, 2013, 7:03 AM
  • Feb. 7, 2013, 4:02 PM

    A look beneath the hood of Schwab's (SCHW) recently unveiled lineup of 105 commission-free ETFs shows an impressive breadth of asset class coverage, including currency, physical metals and equal-weight sector ETFs not previously available for commission-free trading. Notably absent: iShares single country funds, 10 of which are available among the 101 ETFs TD Ameritrade (AMTD) offers commission-free.

    | Feb. 7, 2013, 4:02 PM
  • Feb. 6, 2013, 7:35 AM

    Shanghai climbs just 0.1% overnight, but it's enough for the index's 8th straight gain, and now a 28% advance since early December. Volume is up sharply too as Beijing does what it can to encourage a flow of money into common stocks. The latest was last week's expansion of the number of stocks available for margin financing and short-selling. FXI -0.3% premarket.

    | Feb. 6, 2013, 7:35 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 29, 2013, 7:05 AM
    The Shanghai Composite enters bull market territory, with last night's 0.5% gain putting the index up 20% since Dec. 3. In addition to ideas the slide in economic growth has bottomed out are the continuing efforts of Beijing to funnel domestic and overseas money into common stocks. The latest is chatter individual Taiwanese will be allowed to invest in Chinese shares.
    | Jan. 29, 2013, 7:05 AM
  • Jan. 28, 2013, 6:59 AM

    The Shanghai Composite +2.4% overnight to a 7-month high, with this weekend's strong print in industrial company profits a nice excuse to buy. Sany Heavy - the country's largest maker of construction equipment - posted a 5.2% gain. The financial index rises 4.8%, with securities firms continuing to benefit from Beijing's moves to encourage investment in common stocks.

    | Jan. 28, 2013, 6:59 AM
  • Jan. 18, 2013, 7:52 AM
    FXI +0.6% premarket after China reported speedier than expected Q4 GDP growth overnight. The Shanghai Composite rose 1.4%. The Hang Seng (EWH) +1.1%. A separate report shows home prices rising in 54 out of 70 tracked cities, the most in 20 months. 
    | Jan. 18, 2013, 7:52 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 14, 2013, 11:46 AM

    China's blowout export number last week is being met with skepticism at several banks which says the print doesn't jibe with the more subdued reports of trading partners. One of Doug Kass' 2013 surprises is a NYT expose showing all Chinese data to be little more than a fabrication.

    | Jan. 14, 2013, 11:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 14, 2013, 6:57 AM
    FXI gains 1.1% premarket after Shanghai rockets 3.1% thanks to the government's continued efforts to boost the appeal of stocks. The latest is word Beijing could vastly increase the size of two foreign investment programs. Leading the gains were the brokers, +4.8%.
    | Jan. 14, 2013, 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 11, 2013, 7:18 AM

    Shanghai has its biggest fall in awhile, sliding 1.8% with higher than expected inflation as good an excuse as any for selling a market that's gone up nearly 20% in a straight line since early December. Leading the decline were property developers, off 3.8%. FXI -1% premarket.

    | Jan. 11, 2013, 7:18 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 8, 2013, 5:25 PM
    Gundlach: His best idea remains long Japanese stocks and short the yen, though he expects a nice correction after big moves in both. The Nikkei could easily go up another 10% without being close to overvalued. He adds Chinese stocks to the list as well, though as with the Nikkei, Shanghai has had a big recent run and is due for a correction.
    | Jan. 8, 2013, 5:25 PM
  • Jan. 7, 2013, 3:00 PM
    For those interested in Chinese stocks, but wanting to state away from the state-owned mega caps favored by  FXI or GXC, Dennis Hudacheck recommends the China Consumer ETF (CHIQ) and the Guggenheim China Small Cap ETF (HAO) - really more of a mid-cap fund. For true small cap exposure, there's the MSCI China Small Cap Fund (ECNS). Performance comparison.
    | Jan. 7, 2013, 3:00 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2013, 7:29 AM

    Shanghai gains 0.4% in its first session of the new year, even as decliners led gainers by a 2:1 margin. Leading gains were the insurers - Ping An +4% - after regulators moved to allow them to set up mutual funds. FXI -1% premarket.

    | Jan. 4, 2013, 7:29 AM
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