China Etf Hedging Costs At Record Low On Stimulus Wagers – Bloomberg

Who Wins The 2014 World Cup Of ETFs? – ETF News And Commentary | Benzinga

The Shanghai Composite has lagged the ETF performance, indicating that sentiment has shifted more among asset allocators who want to quickly shift into the asset class rather than by longer-term oriented stock pickers, Gibley at Charles Schwab said. The ability of the government to revive the economy remains diminished amid the risk of inflating asset prices, according to Eric Lascelles , chief economist for RBC Global Asset Management. The government stimulus is still much more muted than weve seen in the past, which reflects reluctance to re-inflate credit bubbles, Lascelles said in a phone interview from Toronto last week. Policy makers are walking a tightrope, attempting to keep the economy going without encouraging further credit excesses. In my opinion, this will be hard to do. Communist Policy The Communist Party is trying to boost growth without repeating the mistakes of its $586 billion stimulus begun in 2008, which caused a record buildup of debt and inflated property bubbles.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-15/china-etf-hedging-costs-at-record-low-on-stimulus-wagers.html

The chart below shows the one year price performance of BND, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BND’s low point in its 52 week range is $79.14 per share, with $82.60 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $81.76. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/notable-etf-inflow-detected-bnd-cm361587

Mixed News about China: Weekly International ETF Report

ETF investors can track the health care providers and services sub-sector through the SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF ( XHS ) . The ETF includes a 31.6% allocation toward health care services, 31.2% in health care facilities, 22.1% in managed health care, 14.7% in health care distributors and 0.3% in health care REITs. The health care services ETF also follows a more equal-weight index methodology, with its largest component accounting for 2.5% of the overall portfolio. XHS has gained 10.7% year-to-date.
Source: <a united states href=’http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-services-etf-could-see-120058891.html&#8217; >http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-services-etf-could-see-120058891.html

Notable ETF Inflow Detected – BND – NASDAQ.com

Switzerland vs. USA: Both of these economies have been very strong, but Switzerland has found a niche in the middle of Europe. That has allowed EWL to beat out SPY in the past six months (10.25% to 8.9%), pushing the European nation ahead of the USA and into the semifinals. Netherlands vs.
Source: http://www.benzinga.com/etfs/14/06/4629424/who-wins-the-2014-world-cup-of-etfs-etf-news-and-commentary

Health Services ETF Could See Profit-Taking – Yahoo Finance

On June 9, the General Administration of Customs reported that the nations exports increased 7 percent in May, on a year-over-year basis. Economists had been expecting a 6.6 percent increase. Investors enthusiasm was subdued by the fact that imports fell 1.6 percent, compared with economists expectations for a 6.1 percent increase. Although Chinas trade surplus reached its highest level in five years, the slump in imports signaled sluggishness in the domestic economy because of reduced demand. On June 13, Chinas National Bureau of Statistics reported that in May, retail sales increased 12.5 percent on a year-over-year basis and that industrial production increased 8.8 percent on a year-over-year basis. The June 5 release of the HSBC China Services PMI (with Composite PMI data) for May indicated the end of a three-month streak of contraction, with a slight but crucial increase to 50.2 percent from Aprils 49.5 percent. The report included the following Commentary from Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC: The headline HSBC China Services PMI moderated to 50.7 in May, down from 51.4 in April. Latest data signalled a relatively big drop in the business expectations index, which fell to an 11-month low of 58.1, down from 60.7 in April. Both the new business and outstanding business indices were slightly weaker than April.
Source: http://www.wallstreetsectorselector.com/investment-articles/editors-desk/2014/06/mixed-news-china-weekly-international-etf-report/

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