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
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc1,984.00 GBP-3.08Rating
Fidelity Japan Trust Ord206.29 GBP-3.60Rating
Kobe Steel Ltd817.00 JPY0.00
M&G Japan GBP I Acc2,680.07 GBP-1.99Rating
M&G Japan Smaller Companies GBP I Acc3,433.83 GBP-2.33Rating
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Profl Acc C178.76 GBP-1.78Rating
RWC Nissay Japan Focus R GBP Acc Unhdg200.93 GBP-4.51Rating
Schroder Japan Growth Ord195.67 GBP-2.89Rating
Toshiba Corp4,530.00 JPY0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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