Israel (ILS, Shekel) Economic & Currency Analysis

Israel (ILS, Shekel) Currency FX Analysis

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Israel SWOT Statistics

Strengths + Opportunities = 7

Threats + Weaknesses = 5

When strengths & opportunities substantially exceed threats & weaknesses an investment in the Shekel has great long term potential.

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Israel is considered one of the most developed countries in Southwest Asia. It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America. In 2010, Israel ranked 17th among of the world's most economically developed nations, according to IMD's World Competitiveness Yearbook. The Israeli economy was ranked first as the world's most durable economy in the face of crises, and was also ranked first in the rate of research and development. Cut diamonds, high-technology equipment, and agricultural products (fruits and vegetables) are their leading exports.


Shekel Currency Analysis Update

Israel (ILS) has a fast growing, technology-intensive economy in South West Asia. Israel's Fundamental Currency Analysis (short term investment): Israel’s currency is overvalued with very low investment flow potential. Israel's Value Investor Survey (short term investment): Israel’s economic environment is slightly favorable for long term economic growth due to high scores on economic freedom. Israel's Currency Trading Strategy: An overvalued currency, low investment flow potential and moderate business environment leads to a negative outlook for Israeli investments.


Factors That Positively Affect The Shekel

  • Venture Capital The Israel government investing heavily in venture capital to promote high tech firms. These investments propelled Israel to become a high tech haven for many startup firms. According to the...
  • Regional Economic Dominance Israel is one of the most advance countries in The Middle East. Israel also has the 2nd largest number of start up companies in the world. Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in...

Factors That Negatively Affect The Shekel

  • Limited Arable Land Israel has a lack of arable land, which increases their cost. Israel must either import many products, or develop them at a higher cost domestically. Despite limited natural resources, intensive...