China is producing great opportunities for intrepid investors who don’t mind some risk in their diet. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on China are a nice option to get broad-based exposure to help stomach the risk.
The Shanghai Composite is down 22% year-to-date with much of the sell-off because of what may because of economic overheating. Investors’ nerves have been soothed recently; over the past several days, the Shanghai Composite gained 5.7%. Alexandra Twin for CNN Money says that it can’t be called “problem solved,” though: mix in the European debt crisis and the yuan’s uncertainty and there’s still likely to be some volatility. [ETF Providers Expanding into Asia.]
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that China will languish.
Langi Chiang , Samuel Shen and Edmund Klamann for Reuters report that China is expecting strong growth for the remainder of 2010, and no further economic stimulus is needed. A forecast of 8.5% growth is predicted, with the major risk being consumer inflation. Consumer inflation also eased to 2.9% in the year to June, from 3.1 % in the 12 months to May. [China Tries to Cool Off.]
- iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (NYSEArca: FXI)
- SPDR S&P China (NYSEArca: GXC)
- PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China (NYSEArca: PGJ)
- Claymore China Technology (NYSEArca: CQQQ)
- Global X China Consumer (NYSEArca: CHIQ)
Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.
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