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Is there a finance site for international stocks tha doesn’t suck? September 23, 2009

Posted by deminvest in China stock, European Stocks, India Investing, investment, investment strategies, Italian stocks, Single stocks, stocks, Telecom Italia, Total (TOT).
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It is surprising how stupid the Internet is sometimes. There is no way to find simple informations, like basic data for stocks traded on itnternational markets.

not easy to figure out data from ideograms

not easy to figure out data from ideograms

I don’t want much, just a place where I can find P/E ratio, dividends, debts earning growth and sales growth for companies traded all over the World.

So far there is no such website. Google finanace doesn’t give decent data outside USA. On yahoo finance you canfind something only if you start digging into places like yahoo. fr yahoo.it yahoo.es or yahoo.de, but you need some understanding of foreign languages. The real disaster is when you need data about Japaneese, Russian or Chinese comanies. Then you’re lost into ideograms with no hope of understanding. Anyway yahoo finance usually has very little data even on its internatrional portals.

The best place I found so far is msn . I could find some data on msn.es, msn.fr … and so on. At least I could spot p/e and dividends. The problem of ideograms is still there, but I don’t think there is anything better than msn available

Time to buy in Europe? Just got Intesa San Paolo (BIT:ISP), best dividend yielding dog of the Eurostoxx January 17, 2008

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, Dogs of the Eurostoxx 50, European Stocks, investment, investment strategies, ISP Intesa San Paolo, Italian stocks, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks that pay high dividends.
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I think it is time to buy in Europe: which

  1. it is far enough from US Subprime troubles,
  2. has a more reliable currency
  3. does not have the unbalance of US Economy (importing and consuming too much) or of Asia (consuming too little, exporting too much and at risk if US customers cut spending.

Hopefully I found a way to get a bargain and still play safe on my monthly stock investment.

Intesa San Paolo is Italy’s largest bank,

  • did not have anything to do with US sub-prime chaos,
  • has good numbers,
  • is first among the “Dogs of the Eurostoxx 50”
  • offers 7% Dividend yield that should be sustainable in the long run.
  • has a honest P/E around 11.5
  • Analysts seem to estimate growing earnings and sales for 2008 (more…)

Dogs of the Eurostoxx 2008 January 10, 2008

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, Deutsche Telecom, Dogs of the Eurostoxx 50, Enel, Eni, European Stocks, Fortis, investment, investment strategies, Italian stocks, NOK, nokia, Single stocks, stock I own, Telecom Italia, Tlefonica, Total (TOT), VIV.PA Vivendi.
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This is the new 10 “Dogs of the Eurostoxx” list for year 2008 (price and dividend on Jan, 9, 2008):

Ticker Name Price Dividend Yield
ISP.MI INTESA SANPAOLO 5.21 0.38 7.29
TIT.MI TELECOM ITALIA 2.05 0.14 6.83
GLE.PA STE GENERALE 96.57 5.20 5.38
ACA.PA CREDIT AGRICOLE 22.22 1.15 5.18
DBK.DE DEUTSCHE BANK 84.33 4.00 4.74
DTE.DE DEUTSCHE TELEKOM 15.48 0.72 4.65
FTE.PA FRANCE TELECOM 25.79 1.20 4.65
BBVA.MC BBVA R 15.27 0.70 4.58
IBE.MC IBERDROLA 10.75 0.49 4.56
BNP.PA BNP PARIBAS 71.95 3.10 4.31

We can notice that half of those high yielding stocks are banks. This is the result of “subprime” turmoil on financial markets that heavily hit banks during second half of 2007. It happened in the US, but also hit European banks.

Comparing 2008 list with last year’s dogs of the Eurostoxx we notice that only

  • Telecom Italia (same dividend, lover price),
  • Société Générale(higher dividend, lower price),
  • Deutsche Telekom (same dividend, higher price)
  • and France Télécom (higher dividend, higher price)

are still in the list.

With high risks on stock markets, rates pointing down, recession fears for US Economy and US dollars sliding, it may be interesting to invest on those European large companies that should yield good cash. I will probably do so. It will take me a few months to buy them all, because I only own Telecom Italia and Deutsche Telekom so far. I will start buying Intesa San Paolo, Italy’s largest bank, which yields juicy 7.29%. (more…)

Fastweb (FWB): IPO pioneers lose 68% on “friendly takeover bid”. Sad story for “we, the people” March 12, 2007

Posted by deminvest in European Stocks, FWB Fastweb, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, Italian stocks, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks.
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We, the people, sometimes lose money even when we decide to bet on the good horse.

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This is the story (without… happy hand):

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How I ended up buying Fastweb (BIT:FWB) and why I shouldn’t have. January 29, 2007

Posted by deminvest in European Stocks, FWB Fastweb, Internet stocks, investment, Italian stocks, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks, stocks that pay high dividends.
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Fastweb is an Italian telecommunications company. It is the only Telecom-Itlalia’s competitor that has a large “last mile” network able to reach directly customer’s homes.

I bought FWT stock for 5 reasons: (more…)

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