As we have previously mentioned we run a Global Stock Model that essentially tries to be in the best countries. While we often trade ADR’s and have traded open ended mutual funds for the most part we trade the ETF’s. Occasionally that is not possible so if we can find a Closed End Fund that is correlated to the country index we will use that instead.
We keep a watch list of countries meeting our Stock and Interest Rate criteria and if they reach our entry prices we will buy them. We typically will only enter the top 5 on our list but depending on the geographic location of the countries, the macro-environment, valuation, and several other criteria we will buy other ones instead of or as well as the top 5. For a better idea of what goes into individual country criteria read this post on Singapore EWS.
We will go over our actual entries in greater depth in later posts. But essentially we look to buy in solid up-trends using breakouts and pullbacks. We are also addicted to risk management. If we can’t find a low risk entry we will wait. In our Newsletter we provide specific entries, exits, and stops for all of our positions. We don’t adhere to any profit target method but instead move our stops up as a position moves in our favor. We find this allows us to ride trends past where we “think” they should end while still using good risk management. As noted earlier we will cover a lot of this in later posts and cover it all in our Newsletter.
Back to the subject title here in order of geographic regions is our Long Global ETF/Closed End Fund watch list.
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