Best International Stocks 2011

Best International Stocks 2011. International stocks, particularly emerging markets, have been on absolute fire in 2011 and over the past few years. The best investors have poured more and more money into various regions of the world, including Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

While the general U.S. index has actually lost value over the last five years, indexes such as Vanguard’s Emerging Market ETF have seen gains of more than 50%.

2010 saw much of the same, as people sought big growth and great potential abroad. Stocks such as 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS) and (Nasdaq: REDF) , from China and India, respectively, saw fantastic gains in 2010. Spurred by promising demographic and economic trends, these countries have infinite potential for investors looking in the right places. So on that note, we asked three of our top Fool contributors to identify next year’s big winners — let’s see what they have to say!

Markel Chief Investment Officer Tom Gayner says Caterpillar is the more international pick. As it turns out, just 32% of Caterpillar’s revenue comes from the United States versus 45% for Honda.

Although Wal-Mart is America’s largest retailer and employer, the company actually has a very international future — with aggressive expansion plans in place in China and Brazil, a recent acquisition in South Africa, and a rumored acquisition in Indonesia looming.

While many emerging markets stocks are being valued at a premium at present given the outsized growth expectations in these markets, you can buy Wal-Mart’s exposure at a sharp discount given the market perception that it’s a low-growth domestic retailer.

Other stocks to keep an eye on:

- Pargesa Holding (OTC: PRGAF.PK)
- Partner Communications (Nasdaq: PTNR)

By: Kara Gilmour
Published: Jul 29, 2021
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