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Author: Anibaldo Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2360  
Subject: Re: Interesting German Opportunities Date: 5/9/2006 4:46 AM
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Utekai,

over the last years, Tech stocks have done rather bad in Germany. OTOH, some high yield stocks like E.ON (7% yield this year) have more than doubled. Or take a look at MAN (cyclical stock, trucks and busses, printing machines, DAX member). It went from 12 to over 60 in just a few years.

Even better than DAX, the M-DAX has performed (middle-cap stocks). Worst performers in the indices have all been tech.

Another point to be kept in mind by foreign investors: the currency risk.

As the USD keeps falling, €-zone stocks become growingly expensive for US investors,- as I still hold some US tech stocks (EMC, INTC), I have suffered in a double way from the weakness in tech and the weakness in the USD.

If the USD keeps falling, it might be a good idea for US investors to invest in €-zone stocks, but who knows?

Good luck,

Abe

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