Why Japan is the Fund Picker's Favourite Market

Japan is set for a positive 2018 thanks to a combination of a positive economy and improving corporate governance, according to analysts

David Brenchley 4 January, 2018 | 2:46PM

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With global equity markets flying and growth very much on an upward curve around the world, asset allocation ought to be simple. However, many regions still divide opinion.

The US is expensive relative to pretty much everywhere. The UK has plenty of known unknowns. China remains an enigma to many. Europe is at the risk of becoming a “crowded trade”.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc1,790.00 GBP-0.11
Fidelity Japan Trust Ord179.01 GBP-0.69
Kobe Steel Ltd395.00 JPY0.00
M&G Japan GBP I Acc2,227.95 GBP-0.43
M&G Japan Smaller Companies GBP I Acc2,475.65 GBP-0.39
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Profl Acc C145.21 GBP-0.75
RWC Nissay Japan Focus R GBP Acc Unhdg215.02 GBP0.75
Schroder Japan Growth Ord168.01 GBP-0.88
Toshiba Corp3,435.00 JPY0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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