Weekly ETF Returns: China ETFs Rise

November 22, 2013

China-related ETFs gain on news of Janet Yellen’s nomination for the week ended Thursday, Nov. 21.

A slew of China-related ETFs were top performers last week, led by the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI | B-54), which gained 9.6 percent, followed by the

Read MoreGlobal X China Financials ETF (CHIX | D-90), which rose 9.4 percent.

 

On the flip side, the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX | D-23) led a group of declining gold miner and cleantech ETFs, losing 6.9 percent.

 

 

Broader markets inched lower during the week after the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday voted to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen, who supports the Federal Reserve’s current quantitative easing policy, to replace Ben Bernanke as the next head of the Fed.

 

The S&P 500 retreated 2.3 points, or less than 1 percent, to close at 1,795.85.

 

Top 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
FXI iShares China Large-Cap 9.58% 183,356,944 5,562.27
CHIX Global X China Financials 9.40% 600,273 44.10
FCHI iShares FTSE China 8.15% 34,960 30.12
MCHI iShares MSCI China 7.90% 5,247,988 1,130.54
YAO Guggenheim China All-Cap 7.26% 129,611 49.52
CHXF WisdomTree China Dividend ex-Financials 6.97% 33,658 21.42
CHII Global X China Industrials 6.97% 4,930 4.43
CHIE Global X China Energy 6.94% 41,716 4.76
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey 6.77% 1,314,807 431.03
GXC SPDR S&P China 6.69% 1,462,904 866.80

Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -6.89% 183,414 26.32
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -6.54% 22,750 1.58
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy -5.68% 1,061,773 225.40
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy -4.77% 287,186 88.84
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -4.76% 7,263,781 1,176.99
SILJ PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) -4.35% 7,635 1.48
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -4.15% 201,448,312 6,784.51
TAN Guggenheim Solar -4.14% 2,619,972 403.75
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor -3.90% 130,858 91.66
GGGG Global X PURE Gold Miners -3.81% 22,942 3.08

Disclaimer: All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

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