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Amid the vast ETF landscape, investors are bound to run into seemingly-identical offerings from different issuers. In many of these instances, the differences between the products are often trivial; sometimes it’s just a few basis points in the expense ratio or slight differences when considering the underlying holdings. On the other hand, there are instances when two ETFs operating under the same umbrella are in fact quite different from one another [see also When the Fine Print Matters for ETF Investors].  [click to continue…]

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Over the past several years China has become an increasingly important component of U.S. investor portfolios, as it has become increasingly clear that the Asian economy is positioned to be the primary driver of global GDP growth for the foreseeable future. Those looking for exposure to the massive emerging market have embraced a number of ETFs that target the country; there are more than a dozen China ETFs that have aggregate assets of more than $15 billion (in addition to billions more in broad-based emerging market ETFs).

While the various China ETFs out there may be generally influenced by the same macroeconomic factors, they are far from identical. In fact, the differences from one China ETF to the next can be significant, and have a meaningful impact on performance [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].

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 WisdomTree, the issuer behind a number of dividend-weighted ETFs, announced today the launch of the first ETF to specifically target dividend-paying Chinese stocks. The new WisdomTree China ex-Financials Index Fund (CHXF) will seek to replicate an index that measures the performance of dividend paying Chinese stocks outside the financial sector, offering a unique pathway into […]

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ETF Research Report Now Available: China ETFs In Focus

by on July 31, 2011 | Updated August 3, 2011

Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that China is now the most important economy in the world. Though second to the U.S. in total size, China accounts directly for a significant portion of global GDP growth and has contributed indirectly to expansion in developed and emerging markets around the globe–particularly resource […]

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March marked the most active month yet in 2011 for the ETF industry. While both of the previous months saw a healthy boost in funds introduced and filed for, March brought 38 new funds to market, expanding the exchange traded world even further. With the total number of funds now nearing 1,200, investors have more […]

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iShares, the largest U.S. ETF issuer by total assets, added another ETF offering exposure to Chinese equities to its product lineup this week. The MSCI China Index Fund (MCHI) will seek to replicate the MSCI China Index, a benchmark that includes about 140 Chinese stocks. The index is designed to measure the performance of the […]

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