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Top global stocks

If you want to bag yourself a bargain this Christmas, take a look at global stocks. With the local dollar trading above $US1, Aussie investors have a rare opportunity to pick up global brand names at great price. And while there’s no sign of the local currency dropping sharply in the coming two to three years, when it does, your holdings in overseas listed companies will receive a free boost.

If the world is your oyster, you still might like some help to find the pearls. So we’ve had a look at the top five holdings of five of the country’s leading global equity funds to see which names the experts like.

And as the table below shows, they are enthusiastic on the pharmaceutical sector (at the very bottom you can also see how the five funds have performed over the past one, three, and five years). Three of the funds hold Johnson & Johnson, and two hold Swiss giant Novartis, along with France’s Sanofi and Switzerland’s Roche. As expected, Google, Apple and eBay all feature as well. South Korea’s Samsung also gets a guernsey.

Woolworth’s home improvement partner Lowe’s also scores a couple of mentions, perhaps a bet on the improving home sector in the US.

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

Wingate Global Equity FundMagellan Global FundFive Oceans World FundAberdeen International Equity FundFidelity Global Equities FundPerformance figures for the five global funds
Top holdings Country Industry
Baxter International US Health care
Johnson & Johnson US Pharma
Novartis Switzerland Pharma
Reed Elsevier Netherlands Publishing
Lowe's US Home improvement
Magellan Global Fund
Top holdings Country Industry
Danone France Consumer staples
eBay US Tech

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