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Vivian Lewis is editor and founder of Global-Investing.com, the daily blog newsletter for Americans and others seeking to internationalize their portfolios. She brings unique experience and competence to the business of picking foreign stocks.

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May-Hem - Sterling Collapses
Bank of Montreal's Stephen Gallo says Brexit is "factor number one" for determining the pound's near-term direction. A minority Conservative government implies a "softer Brexit", he adds, a scenario that points to a firmer pound.
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E Qatar In The Gutter
Five Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties and close their border with oil- and gas-rich Qatar, cutting air, sea, and land links and ordered their citizens to leave the country.
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E Trump's Kvittle
The President should not be blamed for all the fall in our currency, because even before he hit the scene the US$ was up way over trend, and near its 1985 peak. To revive industry, as Trump proposes, he needs a cheaper currency.
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E Macron Vs Trump
When markets react to bad news that has been building up in the margins, they over-react. We are moving into buy-time big-time.
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Global Earnings And Company News Update
This week several international companies in different sectors reported earnings as well as market moving events are covered in this weekly report.
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E There Is No Free Lunch
French stocks, off 0.8% because now the untested political newbie will have to figure out how to govern. Particularly afflicted are bank shares.
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Best And Worst ADRs - Monday, May 22
1 month ago

not all ADRs are listed and the commentary therefore is very incomplete as it leaves out pink sheet ADRs which are often of very large companies which perform well.

The Stock Whisper Of The Day: SPY, AMD And BP
1 month ago

they take longer than reading somebody's remarks and it is hard to skim. Videos also remind me of how newsletters are marketed, by holding the reader's attention by constantly delaying the details being awaited by the listener

In this video: SPY, AMD, BP
The Stock Whisper Of The Day: SPY, AMD And BP
1 month ago

I hate videos

In this video: SPY, AMD, BP
Consider Diversifying Your Portfolio By Investing In Japan - Here's Why
4 months ago

My Japan reporter and I are working on it. Meanwhile we own two Japan #ClosedEndFunds which unlike #ETFs trade at discounts to their net asset value.

In this article: HEWJ
Consider Diversifying Your Portfolio By Investing In Japan - Here's Why
4 months ago

why buy a fund, hedged or not to the yen, rather than a single stock with good growth of sales and profits regardless of the currency's moves?

In this article: HEWJ
Teva CEO Vigodman Is Out
4 months ago

correction. I bought my most recent shares of Teva last month at $30.95 -- in my hurry to beat the mob Monday night I misremembered.

In this article: TEVA
War Is Declared - China Just Dropped The Warning Yuan
6 months ago

Overnight on Dec.6-7, there was a scary episode which showed what this might mean when the Chinese #renminbi fell sharply. It seemed like a deliberate devaluation to show Pres.-elect #Trump who controls China's exchange rate policy. But in the end, it turned out to be a fat fingers goof perpetrated Monday night by a UK money brokerage, ICAP plc. Here again we dodged a bullet, as for some years we owned the ADR, $IAPLY. But in fact the bullet dodged was by the whole world, because a deep renminbi devaluation could have caused a major international incident with the future US Administration, and a test of Trump's temper. Luckily it was just an error by markets.

ADRs Best & Worst Report - Monday, Nov. 7
7 months ago

there are no ADR from canada as they cross the border naked. There is not need for a depositary so there are no ADRs,.

In this article: ENI, GFA, GSH, IRS, IX, KUBTY, LFC, LFL, RIO, SBS, SID, SMI, TTM, YZC, ADDYY, DNZOY, NHYDY, SEOAY, MPEL, JOBS
ADRs Best & Worst Report - Monday, Nov. 7
7 months ago

how do you define services which seems to include railroads and airlines. Consumer goods runs from sneakers to autos. You did separate banks and insurance.

and while we are at it, how many pink sheet ADRs are in your universe?

In this article: ENI, GFA, GSH, IRS, IX, KUBTY, LFC, LFL, RIO, SBS, SID, SMI, TTM, YZC, ADDYY, DNZOY, NHYDY, SEOAY, MPEL, JOBS
Global Roundup: Roche, Vale, Novo Nordisk, Teva, Benitec Et Al
7 months ago

thanks for your reply, Mr. Hanshaw. The reason was that NVO reported good numbers but that then the new CEO also issued a warning that US profits would be lower in the 4th quarter. That took Novo down in its Danish homeland.

Then, as we all know, the FBI said it was looking into more Hillary Clinton-linked emails and the US market sold off. I was not on the job because I had to go to a cousin's funeral but I will be writing about Novo-Nordisk results and outlook on Monday when I am back at my desk.

The Bloomberg Businessweek article was about insulin used to treat children who have diabetes. The main reason I recommend Novo is that it is a specialist in other forms of insulin to treat old-adult-onset diabetes and also associated weight gain, a growth drug market not just in the US but also in many other countries which are now rich enough so people can over-eat foods that are not good for their health. The diabetes epidemic is most rapidly spreading in formerly poor countries with a taste for sweets, like Mexico, India, and even China.

So unfortunately for peoples' health but fortunately for Novo which is a specialized drug company whose products are mostly for diabetes the insulin and replacements market is growing fast.

In this article: RHHBY, VALE, GSK, NVO, TEVA
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AGU Agrium Inc.
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund Inc.
AXP American Express Company
AZSEY ALLIANZ SE
BAESY BAE SYSTEMS SPONS AD
BCE BCE Inc.
BLX Banco Latinoamericano De Comercio Exterior S.A.
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia
BNTC Benitec Biopharma Limited
BP BP p.l.c.
BVNRY Bavarian Nordic A/S ADR
CAE CAE Inc.
CCJ Cameco Corporation
CGEN Compugen Ltd.
CMDXF COMPUTER MODELLING
CZZ Cosan Limited
DGRLY DELEK GROUP ADR
EC Ecopetrol S.A.
EMF Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (Delaware)
EXG Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc.
FCO Aberdeen Global Income Fund, Inc
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GSK GlaxoSmithKline
INFY Infosys Limited
ITRN Ituran Location and Control Ltd.
JFC JF China Region Fund Inc.
JOF Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund Inc.
KF The Korea Fund Inc.
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund
MXCHY MEXICHEM SAB DE CV
MXE The Mexico Equity And Income Fund Inc.
NOK Nokia Corporation
SAN Banco Santander S.A.
SAP SAP AG
SAXPY SAMPO OYJ UNSP ADR
SLB Schlumberger Limited
SQM Sociedad Qumica y Minera de Chile S.A.
TRYIY TORAY INDS INC ADR
TTM Tata Motors Limited
VALE Vale S.A.
VOD Vodafone Group plc
VR Validus Holdings, Ltd.
VZ Verizon Communications
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