As a recovery slowly but surely takes hold in the United States, China and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain attractive and for good reason.
According to Patricia Oey at Morningstar, China’s Shanghai Composite Index is up 60% year-to-date, the nation is expecting to see GDP grow by 8% and price/earnings ratios for China ETFs are at year-to-date highs, around 18 times trailing 12-month earnings, but still below highs of around 28 times, reached in 2007. (How to play China).
When considering China it’s important to keep in mind both the political and economic risks involved in investing in an emerging market. With the vast array of ETFs on the market, China is relatively easily accessible. (China in a bubble?)
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- iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSEArca: FXI): up 52.5% year-to-date