As stocks in China & Asia tumble, ETF FXP sees trading soar.
Is there a way for investors to avoid playing with fire as commodity ETFs choose to close rather than face new restrictions?
As regulators increase their focus on the sector, advisers and money managers are putting several well-known funds on their watch lists.
Are commodities supporting Chinese equity markets, or vice versa? And what happens when the A-shares start to fall?
It’s no secret that, for U.S. equity investors, the single best possible move last year was to take their greenbacks and hide them under a mattress. Not only did you avoid the equity decline, but the greenbacks have been doing more than gathering dust. In fact, the trusty old U.S. dollar has been on a tear, gaining 13% versus the euro, 14% against the Swiss franc and 25% versus the British pound over the past 12 months.
Given the recent fate of global stock markets, now is hardly the time when most investors are inclined to turn up the switch on risk appetite. Yet that’s exactly what Franklin Templeton’s Mark Mobius is doing. Mobius, who manages around $50 billion in emerging market funds from his base in Singapore, has just put more of his personal money into his company’s Frontier Markets Fund.