Stock markets to avoid

by | Jan 28, 2004 | Archives

Yesterday's message reviewed the six best value markets and why they are the best places to invest now.

eClub expert Michael Keppler looks at all foreign stock markets and compares every major market monthly looking at their current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return on equity compared to their average and relative vales and compares them to all other markets. Based on this research he determines which markets offer top value (buy candidates), low value (sell candidates) and which are neutral.

Based on this evaluation here are the markets he feels are low value and should be sold. Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA.

The U.S. market is particularly dangerous at this time because the U.S. dollar is falling as well.

Keppler rates Australia, Austria, France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom as neutrally rated, so the best one should consider is a holding pattern in these areas.

Recent messages have looked at three ways to protect against currency instability. Avoiding low value markets and investing in high value major markets is one way to cushion the effects of currency turmoil.

The second way is to invest in gold. See why at

Another way to gain currency safety is to invest in property that will appreciate. Jyske Bank for example recently reported that London property prices rose to their highest levels in 13 months. Click here for this report.

Add to this the fact that the pound has risen from 1.40 per pound to 1.73 and you can see how there are real profits rather than attractive numbers eroded by currency loss.

This is why we are taking a group to learn about real estate opportunity in old Quito, Ecuador. Details are at

Michael Keppler is an eClub advisor and you can learn more about him at and his value selection system at

A fourth way to gain profits during turmoil is to invest in top value emerging markets. Learn the top six emerging markets tomorrow.

Until then, good investing