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October 4, 1993 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
J. Mark Mobius has already circled the globe three times this year in search of low-priced, high-potential stocks. Such diligence has made Mobius, the 57-year-old president of the $3-billion Templeton Emerging Markets Fund based here, "the guru of emerging markets." Mobius has ventured to and invested in new markets in Africa, Asia and South America--always far ahead of other fund managers who are increasingly discovering the potential of developing countries.
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October 4, 1993 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
J. Mark Mobius has already circled the globe three times this year in search of low-priced, high-potential stocks. Such diligence has made Mobius, the 57-year-old president of the $3-billion Templeton Emerging Markets Fund based here, "the guru of emerging markets." Mobius has ventured to and invested in new markets in Africa, Asia and South America--always far ahead of other fund managers who are increasingly discovering the potential of developing countries.
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September 17, 1995 | RUSS WILES
A recent rally in the U.S. dollar has come to the aid of Americans traveling abroad but also threatens to put a damper on the performance of international stock funds. The results generated by foreign funds depend on two factors--price fluctuations of overseas stocks as well as currency movements. When the dollar drops against the German mark, Japanese yen and other currencies, Americans owning shares in foreign funds ride a performance tail wind.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1994 | RUSS WILES, RUSS WILES, a financial writer for the Arizona Republic, specializes in mutual funds.
One challenging aspect to investing is that the ground rules seem to change soon after you master them. Just when you think you have the principles and theories figured out, somebody comes along and upsets the conventional-wisdom apple cart. It seems as if studies, surveys and statistics are always coming out to question the consensus view on this or that aspect of mutual fund investing. Presented below are four conventional-wisdom tidbits that have come under recent scrutiny.
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September 19, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The computers may be Y2K-compliant. But how about the humans? Even as experts are gaining confidence that the technological impact of the year 2000 computer problem will turn out to be minor, many are concluding that the biggest potential dangers to financial markets now are psychological.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1997
The Templeton Emerging Markets fund truly can claim to be No. 1. This foreign-stock portfolio recently celebrated its 10th birthday with the best total return over the last decade of any mutual fund tracked by Morningstar Inc. of Chicago, of either the open-end or closed-end variety. Templeton Emerging Markets, which is a closed-end fund trading on the New York Stock Exchange, scored a 22.3% average annual gain over the decade ended March 31. The typical open-end U.S.
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