which index ? – update 08

8 Jan 2018

sorted by p/e

  • The average PE has decreased from 15.46 to 14.74.
  • The st dev has decreased from 4.93 to 4.53.
  • The average yield increased from 2.93 to 3.19 (+0.26%).
  • Turkey is lowest multiple @ 7.21, Russia next @ 8.09
  • Europe sector are generally low multiple.
  • USA + India is highest multiple.
  • Biggest NAV gain is Brazil and Latam.
  • Largest NAV declines are USA and China.

There appeares to be an error with DJSC. The official website shows [pe, pb] = [7.69, 1.32]. These look significantly lower than all previous months. A request is sent to the provider for verification. In the interim values have been assumed to be 95% of the previous month which is broadly in line with how the market changed.

The dividend yield for DJSC appears to be consistent at 2.51%.

The previous valued are below.

5 Dec 2018

sorted by p/e

Lowest discounts (best value).

IDVY – European based index composed of 30 stocks with leading dividend yields selected from companies in Eurozone countries. Slightly higher ongoing charges (0.40%) compared to the base European index (core Eurostoxx 50 at 0.10%). This has been a holding since 2006 and a core holding since 2012.

ITKY – The Fund seeks to track the performance of an index composed of companies from Turkey which is approximately 24 stocks.

Recently added

Russia & Latam – these have value so have been added and are now fully on record. A fixed income version will be produced in the future.

Distribute or accumulate

There is no material risk difference between distributing index and accumulating index since the value one way of the other will revert to the investor either through the increased in value of the index or the dividend. There may be tax implications for example, income tax on dividends (for the distributions) compared to capital gains tax on sales (for the accumulations).

EUE = The Fund seeks to track the performance of an index composed of 50 of the largest companies in the Eurozone. (distributing)

CSX5 = The Fund seeks to track the performance of an index composed of 50 of the largest companies in the Eurozone. (accumulating)

For the purpose of returns the distributors are preferred over the accumulators due to the fact that the yield is explicitly shown. The yield is a real return (ie. actual dividends paid) from the dividends over the course of the past 12 months for the index.


The difference being the entities. The investor gets a lower p/e ratio which is one measure of value and a lower p/b which is a second measure.

Relative value

To date, only the Russia index offers a discount to book. All trade at a premium which is common of most equity. The price to earning is a key measure although one should note that this is trailing data (usually the last 12 months). Performance is therefore looked at in relative terms to other indices and asset classes.

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