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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Why Invest Globally?

We are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of investing globally in equities.

Investment Opportunities
International markets offer a different set of investment opportunities than just inbvesting in U.S. markets.

Market History
International markets take up a large part of the world's available stocks.

Growth Potential
Some international economies do not reflect the U.S.'s growth patterns.

Diversification
If nothing else investing internationally will lower the risk of your portfolio by diversification.

Expand Efficient Range
Expanding your options and including international investments can help your risk-and-return trade-off of your investment opportunities.

2 Comments:

  • At 8/27/2006 9:47 PM, Blogger kunpar said…

    I agree with you. Investing abroad is where you find the most profit-taking opportunities, because the markets abroad are the most volatile. However of course this entails greater risk. In simple jargon.. if you wanna make the bigs bucks invest abroad.

     
  • At 8/28/2006 6:08 AM, Blogger Honest Abe said…

    True. You need to be a savvy investor to take advantage of those opportunities. Otherwise, stick to international mutual funds.

     

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