Nissan sells key asset

NISSAN MOTOR (ADR) $18.77 (Nasdaq symbol NSANY; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average) (310-771-3111; www.nissan-global.com; ADRs outstanding 2.1 billion; Market cap: $40.3 billion; Dividend yield: 3.1%) plans to sell its interest in auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei to U.S. investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).
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Six ETF buys for global gains

We think conservative investors could hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. One way to do that is to buy carefully chosen exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have an overseas focus. The best ETFs offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient… Read More

JAPAN EQUITY FUND $4.79 – New York symbol JEQ

JAPAN EQUITY FUND $4.79 (New York symbol JEQ; CWA Rating: Aggressive) mostly invests in large-capitalization stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The fund’s top holdings include: Toyota Motor, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Honda Motor, Sony Corp., Sumitomo Corp. and Panasonic Corp.

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Japanese buys at big discounts

Like other stock markets around the world, Japanese markets remain volatile. Moreover, the slow U.S. economy continues to hurt Japan’s major export industries. However, we think that Japan’s interest-rate cuts and its recently enacted $143.7-billion U.S. stimulus package will keep stock prices rising.

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Japanese Buys at a Discount

Japanese stock markets remain volatile, along with global markets. As well, a slowing U.S. economy continues to hurt Japan’s major export industries. However, we think that Japan’s interest rate cuts and $51 billion stimulus package will help stock prices rebound.

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Japan Equity Fund $4.51 – New York symbol JEQ

JAPAN EQUITY FUND $4.51 (New York symbol JEQ; CWA Rating: Aggressive) invests mostly in large capitalization stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The fund’s top holdings include: Toyota Motor, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, East Japan Railway Co., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.

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Japan Equity Fund $7.39 – New York symbol JEQ

JAPAN EQUITY FUND $7.39 (New York symbol JEQ; CWA Rating: Aggressive) invests mostly in large capitalization stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Lately, the fund has added to its holdings of firms selling to emerging markets, to offset exposure to the slowing U.S. economy. It… Read More

Profit at a Discount from Japan’s Long-term Growth

Japanese stock markets remain volatile along with global markets. As well, a slowing U.S. economy plus a continued rise in the yen in relation to the falling U.S. dollar would hurt Japan’s major export industries. However, overall, we think that Japan’s economy will keep growing… Read More