Exchange-Traded Fund

Investors pull money out of bond funds, pour it into equity funds

Recent outflows from bond funds mark a dramatic shift for the fixed-income world, says David Santschi. Photo: YouTube

Investors poured US$54.2 billion into all-equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds last month, the third-largest inflow on record, data from TrimTabs Investment Research showed on Sunday.

Monday, 4 November, 2013, 1:53pm

Warrant demand to rise this year

After lukewarm trading in 2012, warrant issuance in Hong Kong is expected to increase this year as capital flows into the equity market in the wake of the mainland economic recovery.

Warrant transactions fell 37 per cent year on year to HK$6.6 billion per day last year while the trading volume of the overall stock market in Hong Kong fell 22 per cent to HK$53.7 billion daily.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Business Digest, December 7, 2012

Carmakers report stronger sales

3 directors from HKEx join reduced LME board

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Business Digest, October 9, 2012

ETF to be listed in yuan and HK dollars

9 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

Diversification is the best way to reduce risk

The last financial crisis showed that most investors need to diversify their investment portfolios. Diversification reduces your risk through investing in a variety of assets ranging among equities, commodities, metal, bonds, real estate and others.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Institutional investors want in on the act

Big institutional investors are hoping the 50 billion yuan (HK$61.6 billion) increase in the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor scheme will open a door for them to invest more in mainland shares and bonds.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Smart money

Best sites for portfolio management

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Smart money

Intriguing tweets of the blogosphere:!/gselevator

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK's fund industry sinks to a three-year trough

Hong Kong's fund industry in September and October recorded its worst sales and redemption record in three years as investors sat on the sidelines amid fears about Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cents recall lack of sense

Pinned to a notice board above my desk is a cheque for the princely sum of 10 Australian cents. The cheque has been sitting there for some 16 years and serves as a reminder of investment folly.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Big appetite for Tang Palace IPO

The initial public offering of mainland restaurant chain Tang Palace was oversubscribed 614 times yesterday. The group, whose shares begin trading in Hong Kong today, had to re-allocate 40 million shares originally earmarked for international investors. Anita Lam

iPad sales leave rivals standing

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The trouble with gold

An especially dedicated reader has written in to ridicule me for a column I wrote almost exactly a year ago.

At the time the price of gold was at a record high of US$1,195 an ounce, which prompted me to warn that: 'At these prices, speculating on gold is a high-risk trade.'

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Tsang sees bigger role for yuan bond business

More yuan investment products will be encouraged and incentives offered for investors to trade Exchange-Traded Funds and bond products.

The measures are part of the government's efforts to promote Hong Kong as a testing ground for offshore yuan services.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Rich expat poor expat'. Hong Kong Club.

French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Key success factors for women leaders'. On Hing Building, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'ETFs series: Exchange-traded funds'. Wing On Centre.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Today: British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Assertive communication skills'. Cliftons.

Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'China focus series: The securities industry in China'. Wing On Centre.

Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Rich expat poor expat'. Hong Kong Club.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am