Poll Results: Stock Class for the End of 2007

Value Investing News asked its members to reach for their crystal balls to determine which stock class will outperform the others in the last quarter of 2007.  The poll that was posted on August 24th asked the following question:

In the remaining half of this year, which do you expect to outperform?

We received 51 responses to the poll over the four weeks that it ran.  Here are the results:

Poll results for top stock class for the end of 2007

With 43% of the vote, it appear that the majority of value investors expect that international stocks will be outperforming U.S. large and small cap stocks in the remaing quarter of 2007. 

I actually voted for the U.S. large cap stock class, the second most popular choice.  My thinking is that international and small cap stocks have seen the most price appreciation over the past few years, so it might now finally be the time for large cap stocks to shine.  We’ll have to wait until the end of the year to find out. Please remind me to report on the performance of these three stock classes at the end of the year. 

You can review past Value Investing News polls and vote on the latest poll while you wait until the end of the year to see who guessed right.  This week’s poll on home improvement retailers asks investors to pick between Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW).  Please go and vote.

2 thoughts on “Poll Results: Stock Class for the End of 2007

  • September 27, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I wonder how much this poll would changed after the rate cut. In my opinion, this changed the dynamics for the market heading into the end of the year. I expect the cut to benefit large caps the most as banks especially are able to take advantage of better spreads and more liquidity.

    A decline in the dollar may increase returns on international stocks (as denominated in dollars) but if you look at the actual returns on the DAX or FTSE (or many others) the returns may not be as stellar.

    Thanks for a good poll and we’ll see how accurate everyone was.

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