The Best Way to Invest in Japan

With political fears over emerging markets and Europe mounting, and US stock market valuations looking stretched, Japan seems a port in a storm

David Brenchley 12 September, 2018 | 12:41AM
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With the US bull market continuing unabated, leading many to worry over stretched valuations, investors are looking elsewhere. With geo-political fears over emerging markets and Europe mounting, Japan seems a port in a storm.

A number of Morningstar’s top-rated global equity funds currently run a big overweight to Japan. The Silver Rated Lindsell Train Global Equity, for example, allocates around a fifth of its portfolio to the country, despite it only accounting for 8% of the MSCI World index.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Comgest Growth Japan GBP Z H Acc14.71 GBP0.90
Fanuc Corp24,360.00 JPY0.00Rating
Lindsell Train Global Equity B GBP Inc4.30 GBP0.34Rating
Mid Wynd International Inv Tr Ord802.00 GBP-0.25Rating
Nikko AM Japan Value A GBP13.76 GBP1.50Rating
Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd651.00 JPY0.00
OBIC Business Consultants Co Ltd5,710.00 JPY0.00
Sony Group Corp13,105.00 JPY0.00Rating

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