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
Rating
Fanuc Corp25,795.00 JPY-0.02
Mid Wynd International Inv Tr PLC O Inc698.00 GBX0.58
Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd427.00 JPY1.18
OBIC Business Consultants Co Ltd7,300.00 JPY2.24
Sony Corp9,812.00 JPY0.59

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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