Be Brave, Buy Europe: Josh Brown

Top trader Josh Brown says he’s hearing more and more big money managers are holding their noses and putting money to work in, yes – Europe.

“It’s become apparent that not every European company has a ton of exposure to the European banking system,” says Brown, who is author of The Reformed Broker blog.

And that’s the thesis behind the trade.

Big money is seeking Europe-based companies that have limited exposure to their homeland.

Brown says the trade is finding those companies that do 50% of their business overseas and buying those stocks. (In this case overseas is here in the US or Latin America or some place other than Europe.)

“I’m seeing a lot of people put this trade on and I think it’s interesting.”

Of course that presents a problem - some of these companies don’t trade here in the US – what do you do about that?

Brown says a new product coming onto the market – an existing fund that’s being retooled just for this purpose.

“They’re going long Europe based multi-nationals that do business overseas and then they’re going to hedge out the euro versus the US dollar.”

The fund will trade under the ticker HEDJ – and Brown says it will begin trade on August 29th.

Posted by CNBC's Lee Brodie

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