The TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index was launched in conjunction with Singapore’s TradeFlow Capital. The TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index is the most effective tool to track China’s energy consumption and industrial activity.  As China’s economy shifts away from an export oriented economy to one of domestic consumption, traditional macroeconomic export data will decline in importance as a barometer of China’s economic health. In the future, tracking China’s energy consumption is the better benchmark to assess the state of the Chinese economy. Why? Energy requirements drive manufacturing output, the foundation of the domestic consumption economy.

Index Objective: Benchmarking China’s Economy

The TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index is the most effective tool to track China’s energy consumption and industrial activity. As China’s economy shifts away from an export oriented economy to one of domestic consumption, traditional macroeconomic export data will decline in importance as a barometer of China’s economic success.
In the future, tracking China’s energy consumption is the better benchmark to assess Chinese economic health. Why? Energy requirements drive manufacturing output, the foundation of the domestic consumption economy.
These sectors are equally weighted within the index and are rebalanced monthly.

A Traders’ Market

TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index serves the interests of traders, allowing them to benchmark Chinese economic activity in a more sensitive manner. It provides a transparent window for trading Chinese linked equities and commodities futures.
Our indices have value for all users needing an accurate benchmark of China’s economic state, with the confidence of utilizing indices created to the standards set by the IOSCO Principles.

Country of Listing

All commodities are listed contracts on all 4 Chinese futures exchanges.
The exchanges are:

This means all data used in the calculation of CTDI indices is based upon ‘observable transactions’

Tradeflow CTDI China Energy Index vs SSE Composite Index vs China GDP

  • Equity isn’t best measure of economic activity, especially during a period of fiscal and monetary stimulus being pumped into the market.
  • Energy commodities are a better measurement of true economic activity, and therefore, a better feed into other macro projections.
  • Since GDP’s a lagging data point, TradeFlow CTDI China Energy Index can serve as a live tracker of economic activity, offering better insights before GDP is released.
  • True economic activity continues it’s slow climb back to levels prior to COVID, but equity market valuations seem to have overextended itself prematurely compared to economic fundamentals.

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