Global Investing

Whether you follow trends or just hunt for bargains, these days, the worldwide bourse is the place to shop

After stock markets close every weeknight, a bank of high-powered computers hums to life in the waterfront offices of Boston money manager Gary L. Bergstrom. Trolling through database after database in search of earnings surprises and price moves, the computers gather the latest figures on some 20,000 companies trading on 60 bourses around the globe. The object of the search: to find well-run, world-class companies that offer exciting growth potential but sell at bargain valuations.

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