In the eight months since May 2013, the share price of Skaffold’s top global stocks has risen, on average, 10%. 15 of the 27 stocks identified in May 2013 have recorded rising share prices averaging just over 25%. Only four stocks have returned share price falls in excess of 10%.
The most impressive share price gains were recorded by Hong Kong listed casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (up 93%), UK-listed commercial television network ITV plc (up 49%), US-listed Global Payments Inc (up 42%) and Canadian businesses Pason Systems (up 37%) and Canadian Western Bank (up 35%). Four of the top 10 performers are listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange.
Hong Kong also recorded the largest decline, with Skyworth Digital Holdings share price falling 22% since May 2013. UK-listed Old Mutual (down 16%) and Petrofac (down 16%), Canadian supermarket chain Metro Inc (down 15%) and China Overseas Land & Investment, listed on the Hong Kong Exchange (down 9%) posted the largest losses.
Keeping in mind that Australian shares make up only about 2% of the overall world market, it makes sense to open up your investment universe to businesses simply not available on the local exchange.