A variety of EM fund stock picks from East/North and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America are in focus this week with some highlights being:
- An Asian restaurant chain stock pick who has created their own restaurant brands (versus franchising foreign ones) who has the potential of becoming a national champion (or the next Jollibee).
- Some Korean EV battery players who underperformed at the start of the year for a January EM Fund factsheet appear to have since reversed course on their most recent technical charts.
- Taiwan and the semiconductor or chip sector is more than just Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSCM).
- A couple of airport operator or airline stock picks who’s share prices are still benefiting from pint up travel demand.
- A Latin American beverage stock pick that has performed well thanks to market share gains and local currency strength.
- A Latin American vehicle and equipment rental stock pick with growth and earnings potential.
- Several software or IT Services related stock picks either completely based in emerging markets, or with founders from EM countries (where most of their employees and delivery centers are located) but who have their headquarters and most of their customers in developed countries (USA, EU, etc.). Some of these stocks tend to be Eastern European as the region produces great IT staff.
Not all tech stocks have been victims of the recent bloodbath in US tech stocks where layoffs continue to mount.
However, one comment about tech stocks based in or with a significant operational presence in Eastern Europe: Even if you only consume Western mainstream media, you should have noticed the recent and subtle shift in narrative about the on-the-ground military situation in Ukraine. At some point, these on-the-ground military realities may get reflected in the performance of Eastern European stock markets and stocks or companies that have a big presence there – including software or IT Services firms with big delivery centers in the region.
Finally, a slight change in format for these stock pick posts:
- It has come to my attention from reading the fine print on some fund (usually institutional funds from certain large fund managers) documentation or fund letters that absolutely NOTHING can be directly quoted from this documentation (and the documents cannot even be linked to without their permission). In such cases, the fund names themselves will NOT be mentioned in posts; but I will still write about stock picks that have been gleaned from reading the documentation from such funds.
- I have noticed how some funds completely remove old factsheets or commentaries from their websites and appear to have no archive section for these (as they just keep replacing the document under the link with a new document for the new period).
- To be EXTRA mindful of issues like this, the fund documentation will serve as a starting point for writing about their emerging or frontier market stock picks (I could always be reached on LinkedIn etc to do a private research project for any reader interested in what such funds are doing). This will make posts more focused, the writing easier for me (and hopefully for you to read) given how documentation tends to become available at all different times for a given period, and more informative for readers.
- The posts may contain Finvix or other stock charts, links to outside research I have come across as I become familiar with popular fund EM stock picks, screenshots of homepages, relevant videos, etc.
- Starting with this post, stock names will also have linked tickers to Finviz, Google Finance, the London Stock Exchange, Investing.com, etc. or wherever quotes can be found depending on the exchanges they trade or have listings on (I will probably go through old posts to add tickers next to any stock names in them as well).
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The January Factsheet for the Mobius Investment Trust PLC (LON: MMIT) briefly notedHong Kong-based health care chain EC Healthcare (HKG: 2138 / FRA: 1UM0) (+1.3%) being a good contributor (no doubt do to borders reopening). However, shares are now heading in the other direction as things return to normal:
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