Foreign Stocks You Can Actually Buy: Greece

As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.

But for many of you, investing in a passive index fund just isn't enough. You're interested in country-specific stocks. You want to invest in companies on the ground -- not in a basket of companies in a mutual fund. Maybe you want direct exposure to Chinese agriculture, Spanish communications, or German banking. You'll find it here.

In a country-by-country rundown, we're traveling the globe to find out which foreign stocks are traded on major U.S. indices. Hopefully, our whirlwind tour will get your engine going.

Today, we'll look at a few companies headquartered in Greece:

Company

Industry

Market Cap

Recent Price

Agean Marine Petroleum Network

Basic materials wholesale

$1.08 billion

$26.05

Capital Product Partners (Nasdaq: CPLP  )

Services - shipping

$195.56 million

$7.89

Danaos Corp. (NYSE: DAC  )

Services - shipping

$242.20 million

$4.48

Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX  )

Services - shipping

$1.22 billion

$15.59

DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS  )

Services - shipping

$1.56 billion

$6.26

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (NYSE: OTE  )

Telecommunication services

$7.22 billion

$7.72

Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM  )

Services - shipping

$587.15 million

$5.95

StealthGas

Services - shipping

$141.26 million

$6.27

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. (NYSE: CCH  )

Consumer goods - beverages

$8.63 billion

$23.95

Excludes stocks with a market cap less than $100 million.

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  • Report this Comment On December 09, 2009, at 10:40 PM, nonidiomatic wrote:

    If you want to make 8%-10% annually, CCH is the best bet in this group. If you want to triple your investment in the next two years, DAC is the best bet; not only in Greece, but the entire globe.

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