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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mobius: China and Europe Fears Overwrought

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius says he thinks people are too pessimistic on China and Europe. “If you look at independent statistics as related to China — for example, exports from the West, from Japan, from Germany to China — you will see that the growth rates are very healthy,” Mobius tells Fortune. He says […]

Mobius High on Coal

Templeton Emerging Markets Group’s Mark Mobius says he’s bullish on Chinese coal companies. “These companies are not only mining but also producing power and the demand for power is insatiable in China and everywhere else in the world,” Mobius tells Bloomberg. His funds currently hold shares of coal companies Shenhua, Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., and […]

Mobius Likes Eastern Europe, Africa, and Other Regions

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius says he is finding global valuations “rather cheap”, and says he is finding a number of attractively priced stocks in Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and Africa. “Looking at companies around the world generally, we are finding that valuations look rather cheap right now,” Mobius says in an interview posted on […]

Mobius on the Lure — and Risks — of Frontier Markets

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says a number of frontier markets across the globe are offering intriguing opportunities for investors — but that patience is a must for those who venture into these areas. “I view frontier markets as having tremendous potential for long-term investors, if — and this is a big ‘if’ — you […]

Mobius Talks Emerging Markets

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says emerging market stocks are in a “sweet spot” valuation-wise. Mobius tells Bloomberg that on average EM stocks are trading for just 10 times earnings, a very low figure when compared to historical norms. He says he’s particularly high on equities in China, Russia, Turkey, and Thailand, and African frontier […]

Mobius Turns to Africa

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius is finding a good deal of value in a place not known for great investments: Africa. Mobius tells Investors Chronicle that he’s high on telecoms, natural resources and consumer products in Africa, and is particularly bullish on banking stocks. “Banking in Africa is growing at a torrential pace and provides an […]

Mobius Bullish on Europe

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says he is upping his exposure to European stocks, despite the continent’s lingering debt woes. “The stocks in the European countries have gone down excessively as a result of the bad news emanating from this crisis and we find good investment opportunities at bargain price and we are increasing the […]

Mobius: Low Yields and Inflation Will Push Money Into Stocks

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says that the combination of low-yielding fixed-income investments and looming inflation fears will have investors moving out of Treasurys and into stocks. “People are now beginning to realize that they cannot be sitting on bonds that are paying one, two or even three percent, when inflation is running higher than […]

Mobius: Russia “Too Cheap To Ignore”

While Russian stocks struggled mightily last year, Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says they are the most attractive of the “BRIC” nation equities in 2012. Mobius tells Investment Week that the Russian market “is still extremely cheap … trading at an average P/E ratio of below 10, which is too cheap to ignore,” and says […]

Mobius On Attractive Frontier Markets

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says that stimulus efforts by central banks around the world are helping to push funds into frontier markets. He tells Bloomberg that he’s high on stocks in frontier markets like Nigeria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. He also talks about how tensions between Iran and the West and […]

Mobius: A Lot to Like in Brazil

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius is bullish on Brazil, saying a number of factors are making the Latin American giant an attractive spot for investors to look. “The country’s motto ‘Ordem e Progresso’ (Order and Progress) is finally being realized after an economic history that hasn’t always been very orderly,” Mobius writes on his company […]

Mobius Sees Continued Volatility, But Good Returns

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius sees more volatility for global markets in 2012, but expects stocks to fare well over the longer term. “Taking a five year view, we expect all markets to do well,” Mobius writes in The Economic Times. “The key is to find undervalued companies that are well capitalized, and have a […]

Mobius Sees Euro Crisis Ending Mid-2012

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says the European debt crisis isn’t as bad as many believe, and he expects it to be resolved in mid-2012. “The European crisis isn’t as deep and terrible as people think,” Mobius told the Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico, according to “Nations there are in a process of negotiations and […]

The Gurus Dig Deep For Resource Plays

In his latest article for, Validea CEO John Reese takes a look at some natural resource-related stocks that look attractive right now.  “With the world population continuing to rise, global economies running for the most part on non-renewable resources, and central banks injecting huge sums of money into the financial system in recent years, […]

Mobius Not Worried about Europe; High on Commodities

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius says he’s not too worried about Europe’s financial woes triggering a global recession. “We just don’t see any cause for alarm in the sense of things completely drying up and there being a situation where nobody buys anything,” Templeton Asset Management’s Mobius told Bloomberg. “We don’t see a let-up in […]

Mobius on Commodities, China, The Euro, and Nigeria

Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says he expects commodity prices to continue to rise, both because he thinks the Federal Reserve will continue to pump more money into the economy, and because of growing demand in emerging market economies. Mobius also says he thinks Chinese growth will remain solid, and discusses why he thinks the […]

Mobius Sees Opportunity In Smaller Emerging Markets

While emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India get a lot of the attention, Templeton Asset Management’s Mark Mobius says smaller areas like Thailand, Indonesia, Chile, Poland, Romania, and Turkey are also intriguing areas right now. Mobius, who remains interested in the larger emerging areas as well, tells Yahoo!Finance’s Breakout that contrary to what some […]