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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Fidelity Japan Trust Plc LSE:FJV London Ordinary Share GB0003328555 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.00 0.44% 226.00 225.00 227.00 227.00 223.00 223.00 84,846 16:35:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 2.9 0.7 0.3 779.3 295

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
08/5/2008
14:54
cyborg take a look at MJT too. Seems an interesting play in this sector.
knowing
08/5/2008
14:45
The bias is towards buying at the moment - not so many sellers - things may be turning a little for the better.
cyborg27
02/5/2008
07:36
Tokyo shares close sharply higher on Wall St rally, Nikkei above 14,000 - UPDATE TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japanese shares closed sharply higher on Friday after U.S. stocks rallied overnight on better-than-expected consumer spending and manufacturing data. The benchmark Nikkei finished above 14,000 points for the first time since February 27. Volume improved but still remained thin as some investors had retreated to the sidelines ahead of the release later in the day of the U.S. payrolls data for April and with Japan entering a long weekend. Japan's financial markets will be closed next Monday and Tuesday for the Golden Week public holidays. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average closed up 282.40 points or 2.1 percent at 14,049.26, off a high of 14,072.92. The index gained 1.3 percent for the week. The broader Topix index rose 31.29 points or 2.3 percent to 1,377.39, after rising to a high of 1,378.39. The Topix gained 2.8 percent over the week. "Amid a wait-and-see mode, investors were reluctant to take fresh positions when the Nikkei was trading at levels above 14,000 points," said Yumi Nishimura, manager for equity marketing at Daiwa Securities SMBC. "The outlook for the U.S. economy remained uncertain given little improvement in economic data," Nishimura said. "But if U.S. jobs turn out to be not so bad, stocks will likely rebound further with relatively weak selling pressure expected" in the 14,000-14,500 range. Gainers outpaced decliners 1,443 to 204, with 75 issues unchanged. Volume rose slightly to 1.72 billion shares from 1.7 billion shares on Thursday. Overnight, the U.S. Commerce Department said consumer spending rose a bigger-than-expected 0.4 percent in March, while the Institute for Supply Management said its U.S. manufacturing activity index for April stood at 48.6, slightly above market expectations of 48.0. The Dow rose 1.5 percent to 13,010.00, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index climbed 2.8 percent to its highest close since January 10. Japanese stocks gained across the broad front, with financial and property sectors leading the rise. Big banks advanced as investors sought bargains after falls on Thursday. Mizuho Financial Group rallied 5.1 percent to 539,000 yen, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial climbed 2.7 percent to 1,131 yen and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group jumped 4 percent to 911,000 yen. General leasing firm Orix surged 7.3 percent to 19,900 yen. Top brokerage Nomura Holdings rose 4.2 percent to 1,835 yen. Nonlife insurance firm Millea Holdings surged 5.1 percent to 4,580 yen. Property counters also gained. Sumitomo Realty and Development rallied 7.4 percent to 2,690 yen following a report that the major developer will likely post a record pretax profit in the fiscal year to March 2008 for the eighth consecutive year. Other property developers were higher, with Mitsui Fudosan up 5 percent at 2,715 yen and Mitsubishi Estate up 4.5 percent at 2,995 yen. Semiconductor related issues gained. Stepper maker Nikon Corp. rose 3.3 percent to 3,100 yen. DRAM chipmaker, Elpida Memory rallied 6 percent to 3,880 yen. Japan's largest eyeglass maker HOYA jumped 5.4 percent at 3,010 yen. Sony Corp. was up 2.8 percent at 4,920 yen after the Nikkei newspaper reported that the consumer electronics giant will likely post group operating profit of around 380 billion yen ($3.6 billion) for the year ended March, up 430 percent from the previous year. Shares in Mitsui & Co. slipped 1.2 percent to 2,390 yen after the major trading house said it scored a record net profit of 410.1 billion ($3.9 billion) in the fiscal year ended March, up 36 percent from a year earlier. Profit was boosted by the strong performance of its energy-related operations amid rising crude oil and commodity prices. Its peer Mitsubishi Corp. was down 0.6 percent at 3,280 yen.
knowing
28/4/2008
07:55
It's been quiet for a while. Were we all holding our breath - or just lost interest? Yes, they are creeping up - glad now I bought a few more at 46p. Still need another 12% rise just to break-even overall! Hopefully, when they go, they'll really go - maybe later this year.
cyborg27
25/4/2008
11:30
Nice move higher.
knowing
22/3/2008
07:01
Darkest before the dawn?? http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=azSbCA14TL7g
cyborg27
19/3/2008
13:54
Any rise, and it's 'sell, sell, sell' on these at the moment.
cyborg27
17/3/2008
11:47
Perhaps....I don't actually own FJV, but I like the slight gearing, the discount, the undervalued currency, the low price/book values and the Japanese market long term (given that it has already had it's 20 years of deflation and is likely to be one of the first to resume growth after the current slowdown). I also like its proximity to growing Asian economies. I still maintain that FJV will make a great buy, but timing that is going to be hard. I didn't think that FJV would sink quite this low, but perhaps this is a good entry point. Massive pessimism.
gb904150
17/3/2008
11:14
Maybe an index-tracker would suit you better.
cyborg27
12/3/2008
19:33
FJV seems to have performed really well during the rallies - peaking higher than the other funds I was comparing it to (JPS, MJT?) which is one of the things that attracted me to it. I don't go too much for managed funds, as there's so few fund managers who are genuinely worth their salt.
gb904150
12/3/2008
16:48
The small-cap stocks have presumably performed worse than the Topix, also in my opinion the management / stock selection of FJV itself is nothing special. Best hope is a total sector re-rating higher. If there had been good management since launch in the mid 1990s, then the shares would surely be worth more than the pretty pathetic less-than-half £1 lauch price. At times they've done quite well, only to lose it all again. Better management might have seen some of the dips coming and acted accordingly to limit the damage.
cyborg27
12/3/2008
16:20
What I find strange is that recent stock falls in indices such as TOPIX that FJV tends to follow should have been offset to some extent by an appreciating currency - thus the effect on FJV which is quoted in £ should have been less pronounced. The JPY has gained against GBP esp. during strong stock market falls as the carry trade unwinds. That should have protected FJV's value somewhat, but it hasn't. I know the discount is wide again - around 15% but the discount doesn't explain all of FJV's weakness.
gb904150
12/3/2008
14:37
Good to see more buyers than sellers for a change - it's been grim.
cyborg27
11/3/2008
21:53
Nikkei futures presently up 355
knowing
11/3/2008
14:42
Must be up tomorrow.
knowing
15/2/2008
20:14
I've been holding a couple of big silver miners for a number of years and now have a good basket of (what I think are) undervalued gold miners. That said, small cap miners are still being overlooked, although I'm expecting that to change soon (next 12 months or so). I like FJV (discount, undervalued currency, low valuations-price to book), but timing, as ever is the hard part :) GL with your investments 5benny.
gb904150
15/2/2008
11:27
GBO4150-thanks for reply and totally agree with your sentiments. I too am sitting on the fence for the time being just holding mainly cash and commodities ie. precious metals and softs etf's,but will be looking to get back in perhaps later this year. 5benny.
5benny
15/2/2008
10:23
I guess the signal I'm waiting for is when they start telling something like the truth in America. That for me is the signal that all those who believe the story so far are giving up. At that point everything will probably be priced to fail, and that's when I think it will be time to buy.
gb904150
15/2/2008
10:22
Yes, I like the Vietnam 'story' so to speak. i.e. young, educated and growing population. One of the lowest cost nations in the far east. Closely situated to all the other growth markets there. Enormous potential for growing shipping, potential for currency to appreciate. etc etc I'm still sitting on the fence before committing more funds to investment though. USA will get uglier before it gets better and that's bound to have an effect.
gb904150
15/2/2008
08:21
I too am keeping my eye on Japan after seeing it mentioned in Moneyweek. They also mentioned Viet Nam via VOF Aim listed fund. Anyone got any thoughts on this? 5benny.
5benny
14/2/2008
07:59
Have you got caps lock stuck down? Please fix it before you post next. The more that give up on Japan, the more of a bargain it will become. Must admit, still looks a bad investment atm.
gb904150
14/2/2008
02:41
i AM VERY BEARISH ON THE JAPANESE ECONOMY COMPANIES HAVE BEEN WARNING LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE MINUS INFLATION JAPAN IS STILL STUCK IN RECESSION AND WILL BE FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS UNTIL IN CIVILISATION THE LAND OF SETTING SUN EVAPOURATES
all eyez on me
14/2/2008
00:18
TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - The Japanese economy grew 0.9 percent in real terms in the fourth quarter, or at an annualized rate of 3.7 percent, buoyed by brisk capital investment and consumer spending, the Cabinet Office said Thursday. In addition, rising demand from emerging markets such as China lifted Japan's exports, helping the world's second-largest economy expand for the second straight quarter. The growth was ahead market expectations. Ten economists polled by Thomson Financial News were looking at 0.4 percent expansion for the quarter and an annualized pace of 1.5 percent, on average. Gross domestic product for the third quarter was revised down to show a rise of 0.3 percent compared to the 0.4 percent growth reported in December. Annualized, GDP grew 1.3 percent, slower than the 1.5 percent growth announced earlier. GDP in nominal terms, or before adjusting for inflation, rose 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter and at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent. The GDP deflator, which measures the degree of deflation, fell 1.3 percent from a year earlier, after declining by a revised 0.6 percent in July-September. (1 US dollar = 108.13 yen) yasuhiko.seki@thomson.com yas/ms COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Financial News Limited 2007. All rights reserved. The copying, republication or redistribution of Thomson Financial News Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Financial News.
knowing
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