The ETF Route to Stock Market Gains in China
It would be naïve to deal professionally on any stock market without a close eye on China! Apart from sheer size and strength, the military regime which rules in Beijing, is naked in its aggressive designs on the global stage. The Chinese economy is versatile and makes its presence felt in every sector of the world economy.
This is not just through World Trade Organization approved methods, but through such means as piracy of intellectual property rights. However, most investors are not overly concerned with ethics and feel compelled to participate in the stock market environment of mainland China.
Justice, governance, and law and order have been traditional bug bears for operators accustomed to the tight regulations under which every corporation and security listed on a western stock market has to operate. Corporations seem to work with unfamiliar sets of standards and rules in this vast country, and the military regime, which is an economic powerhouse in its own right, is almost a law unto itself! Thus, the sizeable attractions of investing in Chinese stock market opportunities come with bus loads of risks and uncertainties!
Language issues add to the woes of international investors who are used to studying statutory disclosures and management statements before making decisions to buy and sell securities. The quintessentially phlegmatic nature of the Chinese combines with incomplete information, to keep potential stock market operators from other countries guessing!
Any Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) which can be bought and sold in Hong Kong or in New York is an optimal way of entering the Chinese stock market world. Some of these funds are extremely well managed by teams with decades of experience in China. The indices on which such securities are based include domestic entities on the mainland with outstanding prospects. Foreigners are not allowed to trade on any Chinese stock market, but large funds can deal in the shares of local companies, even in the local currency. Such an ETF gives international retail investors the best of both worlds: a foot in the China door of opportunity without most of the hurdles.
You can buy a part of an ETF which operates in China in U.S. or Hong Kong dollars, and thereby participate in the exciting future of the Chinese stock market environment. Use the ETF route to make profits from the emerging markets of the world!