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Analysis: "Caveat emptor" as foreigners rush to ride China rebound

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ALY SONG

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai in this June 8, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into Chinese equity funds in the past two months alone, trying to...more

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai in this June 8, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into Chinese equity funds in the past two months alone, trying to get in early on what they hope will be a sustained rally. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files
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JIANAN YU

An investor places his hands on the back of his head in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province in this May 2, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into...more

An investor places his hands on the back of his head in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province in this May 2, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into Chinese equity funds in the past two months alone, trying to get in early on what they hope will be a sustained rally. Picture taken May 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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STRINGER/CHINA

An electronic board showing stock information is reflected on an investor's sunglasses at a brokerage house in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in this June 11, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into Chinese equity...more

An electronic board showing stock information is reflected on an investor's sunglasses at a brokerage house in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in this June 11, 2012 file photo. Foreign investors have started rebuilding their China equity portfolios, tempted by low valuations after two years of market underperformance and signs economic growth may be stabilizing. They have pumped nearly $4 billion (2 billion pounds) into Chinese equity funds in the past two months alone, trying to get in early on what they hope will be a sustained rally. Picture taken June 11, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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