Mark Mobius: No Recession and Trump in 2020

In a recent interview with Barron’s sister-publication Financial News, veteran investor Mark Mobius said, “I don’t see a recession risk,” explaining, “the simple reason is that with interest rates going down and down, it will be much easier for people to raise capital. There is a lot of money sloshing around the world looking for a home.” Mobius suggested there might be a “slowdown” due to trade tensions but added that a recession in Europe… Read More

Mark Mobius says Buy Gold “At Any Level”

According to veteran investor Mark Mobius, “Gold’s long-term prospect is up, up and up, and the reason why I say that is money supply is up, up and up,” reports a recent Bloomberg article. Mobius told Bloomberg TV that accumulating gold will “reap long-term rewards as leading central banks loosen monetary policy and the rise of cryptocurrencies serves only to reinforce demand for genuinely hard assets.” He added, “I think you have to be buying… Read More

Templeton’s Mark Mobius to Retire

Mark Mobius, long considered an emerging markets guru, will retire from Templeton investments at the end of this month, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Mobius joined Templeton in 1987 to launch one of the first funds dedicated to emerging markets, the article says, adding that “his star rose during an ensuing bull market.” He became what the article describes as one of the best known “evangelists for investing in Asia… Read More

Mobius: Russian Stocks Offer Major Upside

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says that the Russian stock market provides investors with a tremendous value right now. Russian stocks are down 36 percent since the end of 2014, although they have rebounded and are up 20 percent so far in 2016. Still, Russian shares are trading at 0.67 price-to-book, which is more than 50 percent below the MSCI Emerging Markets index. Mobius says Russia has been hurt by two… Read More

Mobius: EM Selloff Temporary

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says he thinks the emerging market trouble that has seeped into the U.S. market a bit will be temporary, and will provide significant buying opportunities. Mobius tells CNBC that there’s “no good reason” for the EM declines, which appear to be the result of fears that money will flow out of EMs as the Federal Reserve tapers its quantitative easing program. He notes that emerging market central banks’ balance sheets… Read More

Mobius Talks China, Ukraine, and EMs

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says he remains optimistic on China’s economy, and says other countries may begin adopting a Chinese type of system rather than a U.S. system. Mobius tells Bloomberg that the comparative ease with which China can get things done because of its one-party setup may appeal to many other countries. But he says the key common denominator in both the American and Chinese systems is a market economy. Mobius also talks… Read More

Mobius: Emerging Markets Still Look Good for Long Term

While emerging markets have taken their licks this summer, Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says the declines offer more of a buying opportunity than a sign of long term trouble for EMs. “At Templeton, we’ve repeatedly championed our value-driven philosophy by frequently buying at times others are most pessimistic,” Mobius recently wrote in commentary on Templeton’s website. “This is not easy to do, even for seasoned market veterans. During the past few months, emerging markets… Read More

Mobius: Don’t Wait To Buy Stocks

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says he remains high on China, despite the recent disappointing GDP report from the Asian giant. “The new administration in China is now just getting its game going,” Mobius tells CNBC. “Once they get going, you’re going to see a lot more investment taking place, a lot more activity in the right areas. … I think that growth engine is going to continue, and we’re very bullish on China.” Mobius also talks… Read More