Unusual Options Activity In CSI 300 China A ETF, ASHR

MSCI Inc. (MSCI), a leading provider of indexes, portfolio analytics, and services for global investors, announced this past Thursday that it will increase the weight of China A shares in the MSCI Indexes from 5% to 20% this year.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index stands for Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and is an index used to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets. 

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index consists of 23 economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Since China is the world’s second largest economy, soon to be first in the years to come, it makes sense that China is more presented in the index.


May experts around the world think the news is going to bring $50 to $80 billion into the Chinese markets as of result of the news. One way to play this move is to invest in the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A ETF (ASHR).  This ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the CSI 300 Index.  And that’s exactly what the Smart Money is doing.

On Friday, the Smart Money bought over 15,000 July call options with a strike price of $31.51.

The weekly chart suggests their is plenty of room for price to move higher as the Smart Money target before these options become profitable is way before the weekly supply at $36.

This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.

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