December, 2013 (Chinavestor) November continued where October has left off; strong performance from US equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) closed at another record by the end of the month, this time above the 16,000 mark for the first time ever. The index is up a staggering 22.8% year-to-date (YTD), far outperforming Chinese listings at home and abroad. Good news for US investors with a China spin that the China ADR Index, measuring the performance of US listed Chinese equities, rose 7.8% in November, the most in 2013. Despite a respectable advance, the index is just 2.1% up YTD, a poor performance compared to major US indexes. The Hang Seng Index (INDEXHANGSENG:.HSI) rose a dismal 1.9% in November and is up 2.9% YTD. Another Chinese stock barometer, the Shanghai Composite Index (SHA:000001) advanced 3.7% in November but is still in the red YTD.