After a four-year slump that halved the Shanghai index, it is up a whopping 60% so far this year, inspiring Chinese investors to once again return to mutual funds and stocks, Reuters reports.

Experts believe the investments will stabilize the nation’s economy, as investment returns will keep Chinese from taking out risky bank loans. Investors are also putting money to work in the markets after a steep run-up in real estate prices, and in so doing, the flows should reduce the real estate bubble that has recently threatened the economy.

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