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April 17, 2015
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April 17, 2015
Weekly ETF Report

Under a Blood-Red Friday Sky Markets began the week with a sense of optimism about the potential for strong bank earnings and a continuation of upside in emerging markets such as China. Though bank earnings were on the whole solid, and while there were some bright spots for the bulls in stocks such as Netflix (NFLX), the real news this week was the huge sell-off on Friday. With about two hours left in the trading session on Friday, the Dow was down 330 points, or about 1.8%, as sellers stepped in big time on a host of concerns hitting the newswires. A poor quarterly report from Dow component American Express (AXP), along with news overnight that Chinese regulators were cracking down on the use of shadow financing to buy equities, and that they have expanded the supply of shares available for short sellers, combined to send stocks in the U.S., China and other markets plunging. Then there was news about renewed fears that Greece would default on its loan bailout from the Eurogroup, which could result in a Greek exit from the euro zone and a decided sell-off in stocks in the region. The action in domestic markets, Chinese markets and European markets reminds us all that when you’re in a bull market, often traders are on edge, ready to press the “sell” button on any potentially unsettling news. Certainly, the renewed fear of a Greek default and/or Greek exit from the European Union (EU) is a huge worry. Though […]

April 10, 2015
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April 10, 2015
Weekly ETF Report

Look at the Fire-Breathing China Dragon! Stocks in China are hot, and I mean smoking hot, with HUGE gains during the past month. The table below shows just how powerful the upside has been in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pegged to the various segments of the Chinese equity market. From small caps to financials to technology to A-shares, the bull market is in full effect in China. Here’s a list of the top funds by Month-to-Date (MTD%) percentage gains (funds over $50 million in assets). Ticker Name MTD% ASSETS ($MLN) HAO GUGGENHEIM CHINA SMALL CAP E 22.19 260.91 CHIQ GLOBAL X CHINA CONSUMER ETF 15.50 116.11 CHIX GLOBAL X CHINA FINANCIALS 15.05 102.10 CQQQ GUGGENHEIM CHINA TECHNOLOGY 14.06 103.51 FXI ISHARES CHINA LARGE-CAP ETF 13.99 6,888.78 MCHI ISHARES MSCI CHINA ETF 13.93 2,234.22 GXC SPDR S&P CHINA ETF 13.66 1,267.50 YAO GUGGENHEIM CHINA ALL-CAP ETF 13.06 58.40 KWEB KRANESHARES CSI CHINA INTERN 12.02 153.78 ASHS DEUTSCHE X-TRACKERS HARVEST 9.33 64.16 PGJ POWERSHARES GLD DRG CHINA 8.66 226.67 ASHR DEUTSCHE X-TRACKERS HARVEST 7.13 1,233.89 PEK MARKET VECTORS CHINAAMC A-SH 6.90 119.40 CNXT MARKET VECTORS CHINA AMC SME 6.33 66.72 As you can see, funds like the Guggenheim China Small Cap (HAO), with a 22.19% gain, and the Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ), up 15.5%, are lighting up the performance charts. Now, there are many reasons for the latest move higher in Chinese stocks, including the government’s recent announcement of plans to build additional ports, railways and roads. Then there’s the question of […]

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April 17, 2015

Under a Blood-Red Friday Sky Markets began the week with a sense of optimism about the potential for strong bank earnings and a continuation of upside in emerging markets such as China. Though bank earnings were on the whole solid, and while there were some bright spots for the bulls in stocks such as Netflix (NFLX), the real news this week was the huge sell-off on Friday. With about two hours left in the trading session on Friday, the Dow was down 330 points, or about 1.8%, as sellers stepped in big time on a host of concerns hitting the newswires. A poor quarterly report from Dow component American Express (AXP), along with news overnight that Chinese regulators were cracking down on the use of shadow financing to buy equities, and that they have expanded the supply of shares available for short sellers, combined to send stocks in the U.S., China and other markets plunging. Then there was news about renewed fears that Greece would default on its loan bailout from the Eurogroup, which could result in a Greek exit from the euro zone and a decided sell-off in stocks in the region. The action in domestic markets, Chinese markets and European markets reminds...

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