Current basket of Japanese stocks

It has been a little more than one year since the last update on my Japanese stocks. I have made a number of changes since then and will briefly discuss the current Japanese basket. Currently there are nine companies in the basket. I no longer own the two companies I first invested in: I sold […]

Update on Japanese holdings

A nice current example of Mr. Market’s manic-depressive nature is the Japanese stock market. From the start of this year to the high point, the Nikkei rose almost 50% to 15,627 on May 22nd. Since then the index has lost almost 3,000 points. For a few days it even looked like net-nets were becoming scarce […]

Riken Keiki (JP:7734)

Riken Keiki (company website) is a Japanese company that manufactures and sells gas monitors. Their monitors are used to detect toxic gases, to prevent oxygen deficiencies and to prevent gas explosions. Users are oil refineries, petrochemical and chemical facilities and various other industrial users. Examples of the gas detectors it sells can be found here: […]

Investing in Japan: late to the party

There has been a lot of coverage of Japanese stocks on a number of value blogs the past two years. Guys like Nate from Oddball Stocks and Geoff Gannon have been investing in Japan and posting their thoughts and some of their picks. The Japanese market has rallied quite a bit since the end of […]