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Old 03-31-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
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Foreign bond closed end fund GIM e/r 0.7%

Another day like yesterday where GIM (now developed mkt 50%, EM debt 50% based latest Feb holding list) dips even though its sister TEI(100% EM debt) is up a couple of %.

Since both run by Templeton one must assume same EM debt being picked (have not checked yet). They both hoover around the same 5% discount.

GIM now yields 5.5% and the developed part is in very safe and short bonds.

I declare GIM a buy at current price levels and if one believes (like Warren Buffett) that the USD has worse times ahead it is just an extra bonus.

Some will argue that the 5% is around the historical avg. of discount - and it could get worse as it has before - but for a fund with this good management and e/r+super diversification (now 50/50% developed/EM) I doubt we will see that. Nomatter what I get 5.5% in return while waiting for the gains.

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Re: Foreign bond closed end fund GIM e/r 0.7%
Old 03-31-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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Re: Foreign bond closed end fund GIM e/r 0.7%

Ben, I bought GIM at a 3% premium just days before
the big drop! I still like it a lot and may buy
more ..... but waiting until I see evidence of an uptick.

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Re: Foreign bond closed end fund GIM e/r 0.7%

Yeah - but getting 5.5% in interest while waiting for a rebound is just fine!
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