iShares China Large-Cap ETF(FXI)- NYSEARCA
  • Jun. 21, 2013, 7:04 AM
    Off another 0.5% overnight even as the PBOC reportedly eased cash-crunch concerns for the banking system, stocks in Shanghai (FXI, CAF) fell 4.1% on the week and are off 11% thus far this month. "Balancing growth would be achieved easier by boosting consumption, not by restricting credit," says Credit Agricole's Dariusz Kowalczyk, expecting more steps to ease liquidity for lenders.
    | Jun. 21, 2013, 7:04 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 7:22 AM

    China's GDP growth forecast is cut to 7.4% by HSBC for both 2013 and 2014 from 8.2% and 8.4% previously. HSBC's view is now south of consensus as chief economist Qu Hongbin says reform measures - positive in the long-term - will actually be harmful to growth in the more immediate future. Shanghai (FXI, CAF) continues to slide, falling another 0.75% overnight.

    | Jun. 19, 2013, 7:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 18, 2013, 8:54 AM
    "The biggest contrarian play in the market today is assets linked to China (FXI, CAF)," says Michael Hartnett, summarizing BAML's latest Fund Manager Survey, which shows money flowing out of commodities (NYSEARCA:DBC) and emerging markets (EEM, DEM, VWO). Where's the money going? The eurozone and the U.S. Where it's not going is fixed-income (AGG, BND) - 50% of managers say they're now underweight bonds as opposed to 38% last month.
    | Jun. 18, 2013, 8:54 AM
  • Jun. 14, 2013, 4:35 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: VXX +9.2%. FXY +3.2%. SLV +2.3%. SIVR +2.0%. OIL +1.8%.
    ETF Losers: KOL -5.8%. VNM -5.7%. FXI -4.7%. GDXJ -4.2%. EWZ -4.2JI%.
    | Jun. 14, 2013, 4:35 PM
  • Jun. 14, 2013, 4:25 AM
    Asian stocks fall sharply and then recover some but not all of their losses a day or so later. That seems to have been a recurring pattern over the past few weeks since the great global sell-off began and the past couple of days have been no different. Shares bounced back today, helped by decent retail sales data in the U.S. yesterday and a report that the Fed's QE tapering will be so gentle you won't even feel it. Japan (DXJ) +1.9%, Hong Kong (EWH) +0.4%, China (FXI) +0.6%, India (INDY) +1.5%, Australia (EWA) +2%, Philippines (EPHE) +2.1%, Thailand (THD) +3.6%.
    | Jun. 14, 2013, 4:25 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 13, 2013, 3:03 AM
    It's not only Japanese shares that are suffering, the rest of Asia is too. China (FXI) sinks 2.9% after a three-day holiday, with today being the first session following disappointing economic data at the weekend. Hong Kong (EWH) is -2.9%, while the sell-off in emerging markets continues as the Philippines drops 5.7% and Thailand 5.5%.
    | Jun. 13, 2013, 3:03 AM
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 4:08 AM
    Asian markets fall as investors position themselves for weak U.S. payroll figures today and for Chinese economic data over the weekend. Japanese shares (NKY) enjoy another roller coaster day but end a mere -0.2%, while the dollar-yen is -0.4% as the Japanese currency continues to strengthen. In China, stocks (FXI, CAF) drop for a seventh day in a row amid fears about economic growth and tightening liquidity, while Hong Kong's (EWH) fall of -1.3% puts it in and around correction territory. India +0.5%.
    | Jun. 7, 2013, 4:08 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 6, 2013, 7:38 AM

    China (FXI, CAF) fell 1.3% overnight, its 6th consecutive decline - the worst losing streak in a year. Among the decliners was China Vanke (CVEKY.PK), sliding 2.9% as its chairman warned of a property (TAO) bubble in the country. "If the bubbles are not controlled, the result will be catastrophic."

    | Jun. 6, 2013, 7:38 AM
  • Jun. 6, 2013, 3:37 AM

    The Nikkei (EWJ) swings between gains and losses before closing -0.8%, dragged down Wall Street's losses overnight in the wake of a weak ADP jobs print yesterday. The Nikkei has lost over 19% since hitting a 52-week high on May 23 - a drop of 20% would put the index in a technical bear market. Chinese shares decline for the sixth day in a row, hurt by fears about the economy. Hong Kong -0.8%, China -0.1%, India -0.2%.

    | Jun. 6, 2013, 3:37 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 2, 2013, 9:56 PM

    China's HSBC PMI for May falls a bit more than the "flash" read tipped off 10 days ago, coming in at 49.2 from 50.4 (flash came in at 49.6). The downward revision "suggests a marginal weakening of activities toward the end of May, thanks to deteriorating domestic demand conditions," says HSBC. "Beijing needs to boost domestic demand." Reaction is muted: Shanghai (FXI, CAF) +0.2% and Hong Kong (EWH) +0.6% in early trade. The aussie (FXA) knee-jerks down a few pips, but is +0.4% on the session at $0.9618.

    | Jun. 2, 2013, 9:56 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 1, 2013, 12:07 AM

    China's official PMI rose more than anticipated, up 0.2 from April to 50.8 in May and raising optimism that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing. The reading is 0.3 higher than expected. The picture should get rounded out on Monday with the release of the HSBC survey of small and private firms. Related ETFs: FXI, MCHI, GXC, PEK.

    | Jun. 1, 2013, 12:07 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 23, 2013, 3:17 AM
    China PMI shrinks for the first time in seven months, dropping to 49.6 from 50.4 in April, missing expectations. HSBC, who collect the data, didn't mince words in an appeal to Beijing: "The cooling manufacturing activities in May reflected slower domestic demand and ongoing external headwinds. A sequential slowdown is likely in the middle of Q2, casting downside risk to China's fragile growth recovery. Moreover, the further signs of labor market slackness call for more policy support. Beijing still has fiscal ammunition to do so." ETFs: FXI, GXC, PGJ, YAO, FCHI, PEK, CAF, YXI, XPP, FXP, MCHI, YINN, YANG, TCHI, CHXF; BONDS: RMB, DSUM, CHLC, CNY, CYB, FXCH
    | May 23, 2013, 3:17 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 17, 2013, 7:16 AM

    Shanghai (FXI, CAF) completes its biggest week in 4 months, up 1.4% overnight as the government slashes red tape for certain investment projects. A total of 117 "approval items" - including gas fields, airports, and paper pulp - can now move forward without getting an "Ok" from Beijing.

    | May 17, 2013, 7:16 AM
  • May 14, 2013, 10:42 AM

    "Contrarians should start buying emerging markets (EEM, DEM, VWO) and think about global energy (XLE) and material companies (XLB) and commodities (DBC)," says BAML's John Bilton, noting a "marked uptick" in concern about China (FXI, CAF) in his firm's latest fund manger survey. One-in-four now consider a Chinese hard landing as the biggest risk to their investment. Where respondents are not fearful? Japan (EWJ, DXJ). (previous)

    | May 14, 2013, 10:42 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 14, 2013, 7:39 AM
    China's Q2 GDP growth forecast is cut to 7.8% from 8% at JPMorgan, which also reduces its full-year estimate to 7.6% from 7.8%. There's no indication the government's policy stance will be shifted quickly to support near-term growth, says the bank. Slash rates? Can't do it, says a state economist, thanks to an already abundant pool of global liquidity. Shanghai (FXI, CAF) fell 1.1% overnight.
    | May 14, 2013, 7:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 13, 2013, 7:11 AM

    With new property curbs taking effect, China's home sales transaction value fell 13% in April. The fall, however, is from a very high level as the same metric though the first 4 months of 2013 is up 65% from a year ago. Shanghai (FXI, CAF) fell 0.2% overnight. The China Real Estate ETF (TAO) +37.5% Y/Y.

    | May 13, 2013, 7:11 AM
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