Hang Seng China Enterprises Index Futures - Introduction
The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) tracks the performance of major H-shares companies with the largest market value.
Advantages of trading HSCEI Futures and Options:
Flexible Trading Strategies
HSCEI Futures and Options provide opportunities for long or short strategies. Besides, investors can use HSCEI Futures and Options as hedging strategies (to protect the HSCEI portfolios against a declining market) or spreading strategies (to profit from the relative performance of two markets, e.g. HSCEI Vs HSI).
A cost-effective way to track and establish broad market exposure linked to the performance of H-share companies.
Efficient Use of Capital
HSCEI Futures and Options are traded on a margin basis. The capital outlay is much less than buying a H-share companies portfolio.
Low Transaction Costs
The transaction costs for trading HSCEI Futures and Options are lower than trading a basket of constituents in HSCEI.
Clearing House Guarantee
Futures and Options contracts are registered, cleared and guaranteed by HKEx's Clearing House, eliminating counter-party risk. (The Clearing House guarantee does not cover a Clearing Participant's obligations to its clients. Investors should exercise due care and diligence when deciding through whom they will conduct business.)