Jyske Bank, Keppler Asset Management and
The Economist are three of my favorite sources of data partly
because, like chalk and cheese, they have very different
Last message, based on Jyske’s input,
we saw that emerging markets are under pressure as current
accounts come into focus. Currencies in countries with large
current account deficits (such as the US) are weak. The emerging
currencies that have depreciated most in 2006 are those of
countries struggling with current-account deficits. According
to Jyske Bank, the emerging countries with the best ability
to create current account surpluses offer better opportunity
now. The best countries based on current account possibilities
according to Jyske are listed:
Commodity Rich Emerging Markets
One way I zero in on places to invest is
by looking for areas where my sources agree. So I tried a
cross check on Keppler Asset Management. Note this. The top
ten investments in the State Street Global Advantage Emerging
Markets Fund (which follows Keppler’s system) are all
on Jyske’s list as well:
|Anglo American plc
|Samsung Electronics Co.
|Philippine Long Distance Telephone
|Gold Fields Ltd.
|AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.
|PTT Public Company Ltd.
||Commodity Rich (Thailand Gas)
|iShares (Taiwan) Inc.
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manuf. Co. Ltd.
Look at the top investments in the fund
by country weighting. Again this fund is focused in exactly
the countries mentioned by Jyske. Over half the funds invested
are in these countries!
||Percent of the Fund Invested
The State Street Global Advantage Fund
invests primarily in emerging equities based on valuations
by Keppler Asset Management. The fund’s goal is to
outperform the Morgan Stanley Capital Index Emerging Markets
Total Return Index over holding periods of 3 to 5 years,
with below-average risk.
The Fund buys into a combination of undervalued
markets (based on Keppler valuations) and aims to hold them
till they become slightly overvalued.
Risk is controlled by focusing on expectation
of loss and by investing in undervalued securities with a
below-average probability of losing money in the long run.
There you have it. Two of my advisors with
very different approaches. But their recommendations end
up being very much the same. Take note!
You can get details about Keppler’s
valuation system at firstname.lastname@example.org
US investors cannot invest in the Luxembourg
registered State Street Global Advantage Emerging Markets
Fund but they can get details on how to invest globally including
in the shares and countries above from Thomas Fischer at
Jyske Bank. His address is email@example.com
Until next message, good natural health,
global business and international investing to you!
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