iShares China Large-Cap ETF(FXI)- NYSEARCA
  • Mar. 3, 2013, 5:26 AM

    China has begun a week and a half of political pageantry that will complete the handover of power to new leadership, with Xi Jinping set to replace Hu Jintao as President and Li Keqiang to take over from Wen Jiabao as Premier. Observers will be watching the extent of any bureaucratic reorganization as an indicator of Beijing's appetite for reforms. The hugely powerful railways ministry, for example, could broken up and folded into the transport department.

    | Mar. 3, 2013, 5:26 AM | 9 Comments
  • Mar. 3, 2013, 2:50 AM
    Growth in China's services industries declined to its slowest pace in five months in February, with non-manufacturing PMI decelerating to 54.5 from 56.2 in January, hurt by a fall in new orders. Along with softening manufacturing PMI, the services data adds to worries that China's rebound is moderating.
    | Mar. 3, 2013, 2:50 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 1, 2013, 3:18 AM
    China's official PMI, which focuses on larger state-owned companies, unexpectedly falls to 50.1 in February from 50.4 in January and vs consensus of 50.5. HSBC PMI, which concentrates on smaller private firms, drops to 50.4 from 52.3. The timing of the Chinese New Year may have affected the figures, with HSBC saying that the average of January and February still indicates good growth. Other data showed improvement in India, Indonesia and Taiwan, but contraction in Vietnam.
    | Mar. 1, 2013, 3:18 AM
  • Feb. 26, 2013, 2:40 PM

    The recent setback in Chinese stock prices is just temporary, says David Lai of the country's largest fund manager. "Gains this year ... don't fully reflect the gradual economic recovery," he says. He expects a number of fiscal stimulus measures to be rolled out soon. ETF selection matters. CAF - tracking China A shares - has sharply outperformed the more popular FXI during the recent rally.

    | Feb. 26, 2013, 2:40 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 26, 2013, 7:49 AM

    Chinese banks (CHIX) tumble more than 2% after front-page commentary in the China Securities Journal suggests monetary policy needs to be tightened. Developers (TAO) doubled that decline as another report says Beijing has completed a draft of property tightening measures. The Hang Seng's (EWH) 1.3% slide puts it in the red for the year. Shanghai -1.4%FXI -6% YTD.

    | Feb. 26, 2013, 7:49 AM
  • Feb. 25, 2013, 7:36 AM
    China's HSBC Flash PMI for February falls to 50.4 from 52.3 previously and against expectations for 52.2. "Despite the moderation ... the Chinese economy is still on track for a gradual recovery," says HSBC's Hongbin Qu. Shanghai gained 0.5% overnight following big losses last week. FXI +0.8% premarket.
    | Feb. 25, 2013, 7:36 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 22, 2013, 6:59 AM
    The Shanghai Composite slides another 0.5% overnight, leading the index to its worst weekly loss (4.9%) in almost 2 years. They call this a "healthy correction" in the business - the decline comes following a 24% rally since Dec. 3. CAF - which outperformed FXI by a wide margin on the way up - gave up ground this week on the way down.
    | Feb. 22, 2013, 6:59 AM
  • Feb. 21, 2013, 7:15 AM

    Shanghai falls 3% - its biggest decline in 14 months - following the selloff in the West and tighter policy coming out of its own government as well. Following a State Council meeting headed by Premier Wen, Beijing told authorities to "decisively" curb real estate speculation. FXI -0.9% premarket.

    | Feb. 21, 2013, 7:15 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 12:39 PM

    Copper investors are spooked after China authorities took steps to ease inflationary pressures, tightening liquidity by reversing policy on repos and draining $4.8B from the system. The move has affected shares of Freeport McMoRan (FCX -2.3%) and Southern Copper (SCCO -2.3%); China equities (FXI -2.1%) also are under pressure.

    | Feb. 19, 2013, 12:39 PM | 5 Comments
  • 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
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