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URL:  https://boards.fool.com/nathan-i-consider-a-lot-of-gg-picks-slt-hdb-blx-29979358.aspx

Subject:  Re: Why shpould I renew my subscription to the G Date:  4/16/2012  9:40 AM
Author:  anuragupta Number:  837 of 847

Nathan

I consider a lot of GG picks - slt hdb blx pvd swire kpely etc. - esoteric due to these being far more difficult to understand in a short period of time.

The rapid rise of emerging markets pre 2008 also coincided with an era of far less ADRs, ETFs and brokerage flexibility in acquiring pink sheets. Newsletters like SA and HG excelled even during pre 2008 era with US stocks. So the idea that a market needs to perform well to do good in individual stocks is not exactly convincing.

The reason I favor etfs is due to etfs like vwo doing better than GG scorecard. Vwo is hardly concentrated in one or two firms. Country specific etfs such as ewy eido have done quite well too. I agree these would be lot more work but I think these have a better potential than individual stocks with some exceptions.

Anurag
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