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author Olivier Dambrine - April 27, 2015

After adding India a few weeks ago, we now added Russia, Brazil and China to complete the BRIC countries.

China adds 2.313 stocks with primary listing on the Shenzen and Shangai stock markets. This comes on top of the 1.555 stocks supported in Hong Kong and the Chinese companies listed on the foreign stock markets...[more]

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author Olivier Dambrine - April 12, 2015

What an exceptional first quarter it was. Most European indices increased by double digit figures spurred by the ECB’s stimulus program, which is driving down the value of the Euro and making European companies more competitive globally. The STOXX 600 is now 16% higher compared to the start of the year. Our European portfolio showed a positive alpha of 5.7, finishing the quarter with a gain of 21...[more]

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author Olivier Dambrine - March 15, 2015

Mumbai Stock MArket

A few weeks ago we took some important steps to improve our database. We switched from the Thomson Reuters Business Classification scheme (TRBC) to the Global Industry Classification scheme (GICS). While this change required a significant effort to adjust all screeners, it increased the number of stocks from 22.700 to just over 24...[more]

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author Olivier Dambrine - March 10, 2015

The STOXX 600 moved up from a gain of 8,7% in January to 14,5%. Our portfolio performed even better in February and showed a gain of 19,7%, an increase of 1030 basis points compared to the previous month. This is one of the best starts of the year since we started this portfolio 5 years ago. This growth was supported by a majority of holdings with a few stars sticking out. The North American portfolio showed a smaller return of 4,2%, but this still beats the S&P, which stands at 2,2%...[more]

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