Top Performing China Region ETFs 2015

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China region ETFs have a great year for the past 1 year. These exchange traded funds are investing mainly in stocks of companies located in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Some fund may invest in certain sectors such as financial, industrial, commodity, etc.

Best Equity Funds

These top performing China region funds are selected based on its 1 year total return in 2014. Unlike mutual fund, these exchange traded funds don’t have a sales load or a transaction fee. You can find the fund review and other fund information below such as the yield, expense ratio, top holdings, top sectors, etc.

Top performing China region ETFs 2015 are:
    Top China ETFs
  1. PowerShares China A-Share ETF (CHNA)
  2. Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (PEK)
  3. Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI300 CHN A (ASHR)
  4. Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX)
  5. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)
  6. iShares FTSE China ETF (FCHI)
  7. iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)
  8. First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX ETF (FTW)
  9. Guggenheim China Real Estate ETF (TAO)
  10. iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH)

PowerShares China A-Share ETF

PowerShares China A-Share ETF is an actively managed ETF. It uses its assets to provide exposure to the China A-Share market using SGX FTSE China A50 Index futures contracts. The current yield is 0%. The total assets are $8 million. Its expense fee is only 0.51%.

More: Best China Region Mutual Funds 2014

The fund performance is as follows:
  • Year 2015: -11.34% (YTD)
  • Year 2014: 65.64%

Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF

Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF is tracking the price and yield performance of the CSI 300 Index. The Index is comprised of the 300 largest and most liquid stocks in the Chinese A-share market. This fund has $82 million of assets. Its expense fee is 0.72%. The current share price is $44.46.

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Morningstar has ranked this top performing China region ETF with 3 star rating. For the past 1 year, it has total return of 48.25%. In 2015, the year to date return is -3.39%.

Top 5 stocks in its holdings are: Ping An Insurance, China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd, China Merchants Bank Co Ltd, CITIC Securities Co Ltd, and Haitong Securities Co Ltd. Top 3 sectors are financial services, industrials, and technology.

Fund Performance


NoETF NameSymbolExpense Ratio (%)1-Year Return
1PowerShares China A-Share ETFCHNA0.4354.47
2Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETFPEK0.7249.93
3Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI300 CHN AASHR0.9248.69
4Global X China Financials ETFCHIX0.6534.18
5iShares China Large-Cap ETFFXI0.7426.94
6iShares FTSE China ETFFCHI0.7421.45
7iShares MSCI China ETFMCHI0.6220.5
8First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX® ETFFTW0.819.94
9Guggenheim China Real Estate ETFTAO0.7119.8
10iShares MSCI Hong KongEWH0.4818.87
11iShares MSCI TaiwanEWT0.6216.66
12First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX® ETFFHK0.814.69
13SPDR® S&P China ETFGXC0.5914.69
14Global X China Industrials ETFCHII0.6514.33
15Guggenheim China All-Cap ETFYAO0.7113.93
16WisdomTree China Dividend ex-Fincls ETFCHXF0.6311.15
17Global X China Materials ETFCHIM0.6510.8
18First Trust China AlphaDEX® ETFFCA0.87.82
19KraneShares CSI New China ETFKFYP0.683.87
20Guggenheim China Technology ETFCQQQ0.712.67

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