Exchange-Traded Funds

Taiwan to let investors trade in mainland China stocks via ETFs this year

Post offices in Taiwan began last month to handle yuan remittances to the mainland. Photo: EPA

Taiwan will launch an exchange-traded fund platform for investors to trade in stocks on mainland China’s exchanges this year, the chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission said in a statement to lawmakers on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014, 3:45pm

Gold falls as Soros and BlackRock cut investments

Physical buying of gold has not been enough to lift the market.

Gold dropped to the lowest in almost a month as filings showed that George Soros and BlackRock cut holdings of bullion-backed exchange-traded products, adding to signs that investment demand is waning as US equities rally to records.

17 May 2013 - 4:06am

With fees, a little understanding goes a long way

Fee reign

Fees are central to investing, but they are also much misunderstood. They are split into many categories, and disclosure varies from fund to fund.

Managed funds

Managed funds are unlisted unit trusts. They are the standard mutual funds you see in banks.

29 Apr 2013 - 3:59am

What will the banks sell in 2013

Which way forward?

The new year has arrived and times are changing. There is less gloom about the euro zone, the United States steered clear of its fiscal cliff and the mainland economy seems to be spluttering back into shape. This has implications for investors.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

HKEx links up with Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges

China Exchanges Services chief executive Bryan Chan says the venture will create products for international investors to trade. Photo: May Tse

A joint venture of the stock exchanges of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen will launch three indices in the next two months to track cross-border stocks.

China Exchanges Services, the HK$300 million venture equally owned by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, was officially set up yesterday.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:30am

Asian ETF market poised for 'explosive growth'

Marco Montanari

The market for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in Asia has grown rapidly since the start of the year. ETF providers say Asia has experienced faster growth than other mature markets, such as the United States and Europe.

17 Sep 2012 - 8:48am

Phenomenal growth in ETFs poised to continue

Asian investor demand in Exchange Traded Funds is rapidly catching up with corresponding figures for the United States and Europe.Photo: Reuters

At a time when other investment products are shadowed by doubt or offering less than stellar returns, the rise in popularity of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) ) has been almost unstoppable.

17 Sep 2012 - 8:49am

Physical ETFs are cheaper and more transparent

Robert Jones, FCL Advisory. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

This is a story about exchange traded funds (ETFs). But before you flee the Money pages, fearing a jargon-filled article that knocks you out with technicalities, please hang on and consider a few facts.

17 Sep 2012 - 3:33am

First A-share ETF gets a lukewarm response in HK

The first A-share exchange-traded fund attracted only 103.37 million yuan (HK$125.78 million) of trading in its debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange - a disappointing result that brokers blamed on the poorly performing mainland stock markets and difficulties in obtaining yuan.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

SFC studying applications for three more yuan ETFs

The Securities and Futures Commission is in the process of approving three more yuan-denominated exchange traded funds (ETFs) that will allow Hong Kong investors to bet on mainland stocks.

Just two weeks ago, the regulator approved the first yuan ETF, a five billion yuan (HK$6.07 billion) fund issued by China Asset Management (CAM).

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Increased security

Keith Chan of HSBC hails "the ability to design an ETF based on balance sheets". Photo: Patrick Leung

Peter Guy looks at the attractions of ETFs, or exchange traded funds.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Money-market ETFs: an instrument for income

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are adaptable instruments used for many purposes. This week we will look at how they can used to provide dependable, decent income.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Surge in listings this year

Investors less than impressed with returns elsewhere have been taking a fresh look at the merits of ETFs (exchange-traded funds). Such interest is not a spontaneous reaction to market conditions and unwelcome bulletins about underperforming instruments.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

All the world's a trade with ETF's mixed bag of tricks

Exchange traded funds have their pros and cons. But one of the undisputed strong points of the instruments is their ability to open diverse, global assets to individual investors that would otherwise be off limits.

Indeed, ETFs cover much of the known investing universe. The instruments track equities, bonds, real estate trusts, commodities, and so on, across the world.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Golden age for smart investors

When investors ask if gold will hold its value, the answer is clearly 'yes' if we study the views of certain respected experts. Homer, for instance, in his Iliad and Odyssey, written perhaps 3,000 years ago, describes gold as the glory of the immortals and a sign of wealth among ordinary humans.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am