how to invest in china market?

by BJ Min
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hi,

i know this is not specifically related to IM but i wanted to open up this thread to know how to invest stocks in china...since i'm sure we are all interested in how to make money...

because of the growing chinese economy...heard in some 20, 30+ years, china can be #1 in the world economy...so wanted to open up this thread on how to take advantage of this time...

...i currently invest in the us index fund...something like S&P 500...is there something like that for the china stock market?

thanks
bj
#china #invest #market #stocks
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    The easiest way for the average Joe without millions of dollars to invest in the China market is via a mutual fund or ETF (Exchange Traded Fund). It'd be hard to directly invest in the market yourself due to the high barriers of entry, and investing in a fund or ETF would be a fairly inexpensive and relatively risk free way of getting into the China market. You can read more about it here - 12 ways to invest in China's boom

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author hitext2
    there must be a huge market for translating English ebooks into Chinese and selling them in China. I am sure a lot of authors would be happy to do a deal on royalties.
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    • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
      Originally Posted by hitext2 View Post

      there must be a huge market for translating English ebooks into Chinese and selling them in China. I am sure a lot of authors would be happy to do a deal on royalties.
      Not really. I've dumped thousands (not yuan either) into the Chinese market for digital products. Maybe in a couple years they will buy it, but not likely. You probably won't make more than a couple sales as it will hit a pirated network quicker than in the U.S.... and people in China will always choose a cheaper alternative - if not a free alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author itskotic
    I think you should approach to some Chinese consultant ..they can help you in this matter
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  • Profile picture of the author TK1
    Maybe this site helps you: Alibaba Manufacturer Directory - Suppliers, Manufacturers, Exporters & Importers

    Btw: The Alibaba stock is a nice thing to invest in on the long term, too ;-)

    Alibaba.com Shares Jump on Investment From Billionaire Soros - BusinessWeek
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  • Profile picture of the author mumuCute
    The company’s problems in China escalated on Tuesday as its ties to some Chinese partners began to come apart and the government reacted angrily to Google’s attempt to bypass government censors.
    The overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the main newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, on Wednesday accused Google of collaborating with U.S. spy agencies, Reuters reported.
    ‘‘For Chinese people, Google is not god, and even if it puts on a full-on show about politics and values, it is still not god,’’ said a front-page commentary piece. ‘‘In fact, Google is not a virgin when it comes to values. Its cooperation and collusion with the U.S. intelligence and security agencies is well-known."
    As for Google's move, the newspaper said: ‘‘All this makes one wonder. Thinking about the United States’ big efforts in recent years to engage in Internet war, perhaps this could be an exploratory pre-dawn battle."nytimes.com
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    You should note that China's stockmarkets is among the worst performers this year and there is a huge property bubble there that has yet to burst. You can do so indirectly by buying mutual funds that invest in the Greater China region. Many Chinese companies are listed in Hong Kong as H shares, in contrast to A and B shares on the mainland.
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    • Profile picture of the author gareth
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      You should note that China's stockmarkets is among the worst performers this year and there is a huge property bubble there that has yet to burst. You can do so indirectly by buying mutual funds that invest in the Greater China region. Many Chinese companies are listed in Hong Kong as H shares, in contrast to A and B shares on the mainland.
      I agree its a pretty picture on the outside but none of us know what is around the corner for China.

      Prosperity, conflict, crash or superseded by India or combined competitor economies ?
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    • Profile picture of the author opiniones
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      You should note that China's stockmarkets is among the worst performers this year and there is a huge property bubble there that has yet to burst.
      Don't be fooled by all the shiny skyscrapers. China is building lots and lots of shiny tall skyscrapers which most end up 70% or more empty. When the bubble burts it's going to be bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdnatural
    DOES anyone anything I can sell to hong kong or taiwan or china? I need affiliate offers w landing pages in mandarin and Cantonese...thanks!!

    ebooks are the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Other than investing on some stocks, I think finding some cheap stuff there to sell it here still could work with some market research..12 ways to invest in China's boom is a great article!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    i would stick to the stocks that are readily accessable through the american stock markets.

    etfs.. mainstreme large china stocks. etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author fokerss
    just learn chinese , chinese word was great ,wonderful word
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Guilao design is highly regarded in China and can bring lucrative results (and is not even feasible to bootleg), eg architecture, interior design etc. I've seen this firsthand.

    An American who did well in China told me that his approach to business there was the "Dung Beetle Approach." Get paid, set up shop (manufacturing facilities in his case), leave and hop on to the next pile.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    China IS getting too big for its britches! Frankly, I am SHOCKED that SO MANY still deal with them. If they keep going at this rate, companies may be *****FORCED***** to abandon them or go BANKRUPT from all the lawsuits that are bound to happen due to contamination, lack of support, and lack of quality. AND, the costs are likely to go up. Inflation in China, though artificially suppressed IS, according to one source I saw today, HIGHER than the US! Of course, this DOES still leave room for some HIGHLY proprietary, or open systems like computers. The BIGGEST effect may be on food, toys, clothing, drugs, supplements, and some generic stuff. BTW the chinese, people to companies to GOVERNMENT, are ALL known to CONDONE piracy!

    Still, if you can invest in the US market, here are some funds:

    SOME US exchange traded ETFs that cover china:

    Percentages are 1Year performance according to ishares.

    BRIC (BKF) 15.34% This invests in brazil, Russia, India, and China
    SMALL CAP(ECNS) GOAL 39.66% (I guess this is relatively new)
    FTSE HK(FCHI) 11.53%
    FTSE XINHUA(FXI) 6.29%

    I guess the BKF looks best. It is ALSO the best globally diversified!

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