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Description:  Saudi stocks rose for the first time in three weeks, rallying the most in more than two years, after the finance minister said the Arab world’s largest economy is benefitting from higher oil prices and in “excellent” shape.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 03/05/2011

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-05/saudi-stocks-end-longest-losing-streak-since-1996-after-state-purchases.html

Questions for discussion:  

  • Explain the recent price behavior of the stocks mentioned in this report.
  • What specific concerns are there due to political instability and the affect on future prices?
  • Would you be a buyer today?
  • How could a current investor in these stocks mitigate the risk of ownership?

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