CHII is a very precise tool that may be appropriate for investors with very specific views on China's economy. This ETF offers exposure to China's industrial sector, making it one of the most precise tools available in the ETF universe. Those looking to overweight China may find this ETF useful for fine tuning exposure, while investors bullish on the outlook for industrial stocks but hesitant to invest in U.S. equities may consider CHII as well. This fund can also be used in market neutral long/short trades that seek to exploit return differentials--for example going long CHII and short XLI (or vice versa). CHII is more expensive than most broad-based China ETFs, so those seeking exposure to the total Chinese economy may prefer funds such as YAO or GXC. A few aspects of the underlying portfolio are worth noting. CHII, like many sector-specific ETFs outside of the U.S., is a bit concentrated. The underlying portfolio is a bit shallow, though the fund does a nice job of spreading assets around and avoiding excessive concentrations in any one name. It should also be noted that while CHII focuses exclusively on the industrials sector, exposure is spread across a number of different sub-industries from industrial equipment and building materials to engineering and construction firms. While CHII's expense ratio is above the ETF industry average, the fees charged are very reasonable considering the granularity of exposure offered. And the ability to trade this ETF commission free in Interactive Brokers accounts should further enhance the cost efficiency to certain investors.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for CHII 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.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
There are 19 other ETFs in the China Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of CHII relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.