With such considerations in mind, the lucky 13 assets suggested this time all have one or more safety aspects in their favor in addition to possessing, in my view, good profit potential. For those who want to place fewer eggs in the investment basket, these 7 are my personal favorites: EMF; HDNG; PFIN; QCCO; TDF; THG; TOT. For lower volatility, though, the odds are better if invested in all 13. (In any case, as usual investors are urged to do their own due diligence and/or to rely on the counsel of well trusted financial advisors.)
Since I am no specialist in international stocks, I rely for this genre mostly on the expertise of Franklin Templeton, a firm that follows the value orientation espoused by both Benjamin Graham and John Templeton. Three of their funds, EMF, TDF, and TRF, have done well over the years and probably will continue to do so; hence their inclusion in the recommendations below. The remaining 10 spots were filled with 5 each of a. assets that have excellent dividends in relation to their prices, earnings, and prospects; and b. assets with low prices in relation to their book values (net asset values).