Mobius: Emerging Markets Due for Pullback, and then Big Surge

Templeton Asset Management Executive Chairman Mark Mobius says that emerging market stocks are due for a significant correction in the short term, but will likely soar to new highs by the end of next year. Mobius told Dow Jones Newswires that with companies’ earnings remaining weak, the recent rise in stock prices means “valuations are now relatively lofty”, and price/earnings ratios at 20 to 30 and a tenuous economic recovery will lead to investors taking profits, the Wall Street Journal reports. He sees a 20% to 30% correction from current levels as “inevitable” and happening “at any time”. But overall, […]