Zacks #1 Ranked China Funds (revised) - Best of Funds
China has always been the growth leader among Asian economies. Since the start of 2013, economic indicators have shown that the growth in the world's second largest economy has slowed down. But other reports show that the tide may turn sooner rather than later. In any case, China has always maintained an upward momentum. Investing in China is a good bet, especially given that it has performed much better in comparison with other Asian economies.
Below we will share with you 5 top rated China funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all China funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
Oberweis China Opportunities ( OBCHX ) invests a large share of its assets in companies which possess the ability to grow their market value over time. The fund focuses on acquiring Chinese securities. It may purchase equity linked certificates which provide exposure to foreign shares, The China mutual fund returned 56.31% in the last one year period.
The China mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $1,000 and an expense ratio of 2.15% compared to a category average of 1.79%.
ProFunds UltraChina ( UGPIX ) seeks to match the daily performance of the Bank of New York Mellon China Select ADR Index It invests the majority of its assets in securities which are similar to those included in this Index. The fund may use leveraged and sampling techniques to fulfill its stated investment objective. The China mutual fund returned 41.53% in the last one year period.
The fund manager is Alexander V. Ilyasov and he has managed this China mutual fund since 2009.
Fidelity China Region ( FHKCX ) invests a large share of its assets in equity securities of companies whose principal operations occur in the Greater China Region. This area includes Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. The China mutual fund returned 17.50% over the last one year period.
The China mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.98% compared to a category average of 1.79%.
Dreyfus Greater China A ( DPCAX ) seeks capital growth on a long term basis. The fund invests in companies traded on the Hong Kong and Chinese exchanges. It also purchases securities of companies who derive at least half of their revenues from operations in China. The China mutual fund has a one year annualized return of 13.99%.
As of November 2013, this China mutual fund held 40 issues, with 7.27% of its total assets invested in Chongqing Changan Automobile Company Limited.
Templeton China World Fund Class A ( TCWAX ) invests the majority of its assets in Chinese companies. The fund invests in ADRs, European and Global Depositary Receipts. It invests in companies of all sizes as well as small cap companies. The China mutual fund returned 26.23% over the last one year period. The fund manager is Mark Mobius.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all China funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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(We are reissuing this article to correct a mistake. The original article, issued yesterday, Thusday, Jan 9, 2014, is no longer to be relied upon.)