|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 45100|
|Day's Range||60.28 - 60.43|
|52 Week Range||55.43 - 64.72|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||159.55|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.49%|
We've all heard that diversification is good for a portfolio. Considering that the U.S. stock market is at record highs, and stocks are about as pricey as they get, investors may want to consider spreading around some of their risk. And Asian stocks might be the best place in the world for that right now. If you want to diversify outside the U.S. market, there's a problem: Most major markets don't look any safer than the U.S. Europe has been underperforming for literally years with no real sign of reversing that trend. Latin America has plenty of problems, not the least of which is the implosion of the Argentinian economy. Africa is a hotbed of unstable stock markets and geopolitical unrest. Fortunately, there are some opportunities in Asia - through domestically traded exchange-traded funds (ETFs) - where local markets are either holding firm or turning the corner into bull markets. Here's a look at four funds to buy to get exposure to Asian stocks and defray your risk a bit. SEE ALSO: Emerging-Markets Stocks: 10 Ways to Play the Next Bull Market
In July, Broadcom (AVGO) announced an agreement to acquire CA Technologies (CA) for an equity value of ~$18.9 billion. The all-cash deal still needs the approval of CA shareholders and antitrust approvals from the European Union (EZU) and Japan (EWJ).
The Bank of Japan has been propping up the Japanese equity market as part of its aggressive quantitative easing program, but the central bank has quietly pulled back support, potentially fueling greater volatility in the country-related exchange traded funds. The BOJ has been buying alternative index-based funds. The central bank has acquired Japan-listed ETFs that track the JPX-Nikkei 400 Index, which also serves as the underlying benchmark for JPN and JPXN.
Developed Asia and some related single-country ETFs, including the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) , the largest Japan-related ETF on the market, are currently offering compelling discounts relative to other major developed markets. “As of the end of July, Japanese equities remain the cheapest equity market in the developed world. The Topix Index (TPX) is trading at 1.8 times price-to-book (P/B), roughly half the level of the S&P 500. The current discount is close to the lowest since 2012, a period that preceded a three-year, 150% rally,” said BlackRock in a recent note.
Global ETFs have gathered around $41.13 billion in assets in July -- the largest monthly net inflows since January -- to hit $5.1 trillion in AUM.
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China’s Shanghai Composite Index lost strength at the end of last week and started this week on a mixed note. On July 31, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower and gained strength as the day progressed.
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China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose at the beginning of last week but trimmed some of the gains by the end of the week. On Monday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened the day lower and closed the day with limited losses.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a stronger note and gained in the first two trading days. However, the market lost strength as the week progressed amid the weak market sentiment. On July 27, the Shanghai Composite Index opened the day lower and maintained the mixed sentiment throughout the day. Market sentiment
China’s Shanghai Composite Index pulled back on Wednesday and broke the three-day gaining streak. On July 26, the Shanghai Composite Index opened the day on a mixed note and declined as the day progressed.
Investors were once leery of new exchange traded funds, often waiting months or even years to give them a spin. Some newer ETFs are proving that the hands-off treatment is waning. Until recently, the JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF (NYSE: BBJP) was leading an anonymous existence, an understandable phenomenon when considering the field of Japan ETFs is crowded and that BBJP is barely a month old.
After trading with mixed sentiment last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a stronger note and moved higher as the week progressed. On July 25, the Shanghai Composite Index opened the day higher but closed the day almost flat.
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JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF (BBJP) has wowed the ETF community, reaching almost $1.4 billion assets under management since debuting just over a month ago on June 15. One point of comparison with respect to other similar funds is BBJP's low expense ratio of 0.19%. When juxtaposed with a similar ETF, such as the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) , its expense ratio is 30 basis points higher with an expense fee of 0.49%.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index regained strength at the end of last week and closed the week almost flat. Carrying forward the strength, the Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a stronger note by closing higher on Monday. On July 24, the Shanghai Composite Index opened the day higher and rose to one-month high price levels.
Japan ETFs strengthened Monday, with a financial sector-specific play leading the charge, after the Bank of Japan signaled it was looking to ease back on its aggressively accommodative monetary policy. ...
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