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  Overall Summary for Local Investors  
  See explanations at bottom       Month End:    
  Styles & Sectors Value Trends Sentiment Action Change  
               
  Finance            
  UNITED STATES Sell Trim Trim Sell    
  JAPAN Sell Buy Buy Add Up  
  UNITED KINGDOM Sell Add Trim Trim Down  
  EUROPE EX UK Sell Add Sell Trim    
  EUROPE Sell Add Sell Trim Down  
  WORLD Sell Add Trim Trim    
               
  Explanation Recommendations are Buy, Add, Hold, Trim or Sell. Objectives are absolute return in Local Currency, Dollars or return relative to a Global or Regional benchmark.  
  Value To minimise the risk of value strategies misleading, we calculate the average extent of over/under-valuation from up to four valuation ratios. See Value Tables.  
  Trends Four different kinds of trend strategies are combined to generate an exponential improvement in the odds of successfully predicting market direction. See Trend Tables.  
  Sentiment This is a contrarian strategy, whereby up to 16 indicators of investor sentiment are combined to generate market forecasts a year ahead. See Sentiment Tables.  
  Action Our overall recommendation on what action to take, based on combining Value, Trend and Sentiment strategies, to maximise the odds of picking winners and avoiding losers.  
  Change The net effect of any upgrades or downgrades is shown here so as to provide subscribers with a short-cut to identifying significant changes.  
  Copyright © 2012 Investors RouteMap Ltd. is an Appointed Representative of Integral Asset Management, which is authorised by the Financial Services Authority to carry out investment business. Please read Financial Health Warning and Licence Agreement. UK laws apply exclusively. Principal sources: Consensus Economics, CFTC, FIBV, Global Financial Data, national governments and stock exchanges. Information and opinions are based on sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However it does not guarantee this to be the case, and does not accept liability for any loss arising. These tables are for information only and do not constitute a solicitation to deal in any securities. Opinions are liable to change. Past performance is no guarantee of future success.  
               

 

Visitor: Where should I start? Your site is so big.

RouteMaster: Think of this first visit as an overview. Ranking tables are a good place to start your stock market analysis. Here is the master table, summarising the situation for each style, so you can see at a glance how every market is rated. There is a full set of more detailed tables to show the rankings according to individual investment strategies.

The first pair of columns show the latest opinion according in absolute terms, and the second pair show the latest opinion in relative terms. 

The signals in this particular example are hypothetical. If you look down the rows, you can see that Investors RouteMap provides opinions on 9 investment sectors and styles and within that there is a further breakdown of opinions into six regions, which we designed to reflect the most fashionable international investment mandates.

The subject is complex, so you either have to trust someone else to manage your money, or do the home work yourself. We make it as easy as possible by providing contextual help at the bottom, as shown in this extract.

As a subscriber you might want to start a regular monthly investment review by checking these tables. Our slogan is " High Performance - Low Maintenance ". As to the latter, we find that an hour or so spent each month on the Styles RouteMap may keep you well up to speed.

By the way, if you find a particular investment style attractive, but don't know much about it, there are fact sheets on the key factors for each style of investing in Profiles. Even if you are expert, it is often useful to remind oneself.