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What: Shares of China-base real estate portal SouFun
So what: Chinese stocks are dropping like flies at an exterminator convention today, dinged by a widely reported slowdown in the world's largest nation's economic growth. When that happens, real estate specialists like SouFun tend to suffer more than most. The company, which was last year's biggest Chinese IPO, set an all-time low in intraday trading.
Now what: Then again, you have to have a taste for adventure if you're buying SouFun. More than 20% of the float is sold short, according to Yahoo! Finance, and a dividend yield north of 14% should also set off warning lights. Direct competitors China Real Estate Information
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