Low-fee ETFs for Chinese growth

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Chinese stocks are up over 30% since September 2011. That’s largely because investors believe that a global recovery will raise China’s exports and improve its domestic economy. As well, the country’s inflation rate is easing. That gives it more options to boost growth, including cutting interest rates. Here are two Chinese exchange traded fund (ETF) recommendations. One invests in all publicly traded Chinese stocks available to foreign investors. The other holds small cap Chinese stocks. SPDR S&P CHINA ETF $68.38 (New York Exchange symbol GXC; buy or sell through brokers; www.spdrs.com) is an exchange traded fund that aims to track the S&P China BMI Index. This index is made up of all the publicly traded Chinese stocks that are available to foreign investors. Right now, SPDR S&P China ETF holds 184 stocks. The $879.6-million fund’s top holdings are China Mobile, 7.7%; China Construction Bank, 7.5%; Baidu, 5.4%; Industrial & Commercial Bank, 5.1%; CNOOC, 4.6%; PetroChina, 4.2%; Tencent Holdings, 3.9%; Bank of China, 3.5%;…

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