This ETF presents an interesting option for gaining exposure to Chinese equities, and may be one of the better choices for accessing the one of the world's most important economies. Like many international equity ETFs, GXC is dominated by holding in large cap stocks, potentially diminishing the connection to the local Chinese economy. But relative to the most popular China ETF, FXI, this fund has a number of advantages. GXC holds more than five times as many holdings, delivering greater diversification from an individual security perspective. And while the sector allocation is skewed towards banks and oil companies--a common bias in emerging markets--the profile is more desirable than FXI. Finally, this SPDR is considerably cheaper. For those seeking exposure to large cap Chinese stocks, GXC is one of the best options out there--certainly a better play than FXI. Pairing this exposure with small cap stocks through HAO or ECNS can deliver well balanced China exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GXC on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the China Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
There are 4 other ETFs in the China Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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