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Chinese government has generally had some idea of how much risk Evergrande and other highly leveraged real estate companies pose since last year. Equity holders will most likely be wiped out, with holders of bond and wealth management products taking significant haircuts.
The impact of the policy remedy to China's property market excesses is spreading across global markets. But they would bounce hard on any evidence of a mitigation plan from Beijing.
Shares in China continue to post sharp year-to-date losses vs. an otherwise upside bias for global stocks, based on a set of exchange-traded funds tracking the world's major equity regions through yesterday's close (Aug. 25). Some investors see opportunity in beaten-down shares, but there's still a wide-ranging debate as the market prices in higher uncertainty driven by the vagaries of Beijing's evolving policy agenda.
Flows into China-focused ETFs are surging as investors position for China's growing economic and financial strength. Non-Chinese investors are generally overlooking China's growing influence on the global economy and in capital markets.
The MSCI China Index, which represents a number of the country's equities, is up over 20% thus far this year, putting four Xtrackers China funds from ETF issuer DWS in the spotlight. Per MSCI, the “MSCI China Index captures large and mid cap representation across China A shares, H shares, B shares, Red chips, P [.
Small-cap equities often take the brunt of the ebbs and flows of the market. For the ETF investor with the cast iron stomach, one play worth considering is the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS).
Emerging markets are poised to soar, but avoid political landmines with small-cap stocks.
As China continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, more investors are looking for opportunities in the country's bond market. Global investors in particular have been piling into Singapore-based CSOP Asset Management's first exchange traded fund (ETF), which reached $1 billion in assets.
Exchange traded fund investors seeking a diversified global portfolio should consider the case for Chinese exposure. In the recent webcast, China: Emergence of a 3rd Trading Bloc, Sean Taylor, Chief Investment Officer APAC, Global Head of Emerging Markets Equity: Hong Kong, DWS, highlighted the long-term growth opportunity in Chinese markets.
Trade issues and COVID-19 uncertainty have made China exposure an awkward recommendation for equity investors. Yet, China may actually be better positioned for post-pandemic growth than the developed markets.