China is still grappling with inflationary pressures, but exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in Chinese companies have rallied lately.
Chinese consumer prices in March rose 5.4% over a year ago, driven by surging food costs, the AP reported Friday.
Inflation in China is on the rise despite four interest-rate hikes since October. Friday’s report showed consumer inflation rose in March at the fastest rate since 2008.
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25
Long China exposure with ETFs:
- iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (NYSEArca: FXI)
- SPDR S&P China (NYSEArca: GXC)
- PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China (NYSEArca: PGJ)
- The Market Vectors China ETF (NYSEArca: PEK)
Short exposure to China with ETFs (Remember, these ETFs are not meant to be used as a buy-and-hold tool. Daily monitoring is required in order to short the markets moves.):
- ProShares Short FTSE China 25 (NYSEArca: YXI)
- ProShares UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (NYSEArca: FXP)
Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.
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