Wednesday, May 16, 2007

How to Invest in Soccer Stocks

Soccer is a fast growing sport in the United States. In Europe, soccer is called football or European football. {The Europeans call our football 'American football'.] There are two publicly traded soccer stocks. Unfortunately, they don't trade in the U.S. OL Groupe (OLG.PA), also known as Olympique Lyonnais Groupe, which trades on the Paris Bourse, owns the French soccer team, Lyon.

Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL.L), which trades on the London Stock Exchange, owns soccer synthetic grass arenas which hosts leagues, corporate events, and kids games. In Germany, there is Borussia Dortmund (BVB.F), which trades on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and was Germany's first publicly traded soccer team. If you don't want to go through the hassle of buying the German shares, you can own it indirectly by buying the investment banking company, Morgan Stanley (MS), which owns 16.5% of the company.

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