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How to Invest in International Markets?

Many investors tend to forget about one important aspect of diversification when building their investment portfolios: geographic diversity.

Keeping an otherwise well-diversified selection of stocks, bonds, commodities and other asset classes limited to just one country means that local economic changes can impact your portfolio in unexpected ways.

Overseas markets aren’t always at the same point in the business cycle as domestic markets. While the overall global economy influences markets regardless of where they are located, it doesn’t always have an equal effect everywhere. A sudden spike in oil prices can give a market like Canada a boost while negatively impacting another part of the world such as South Korea.

Let’s take a look at the implications of investing in international markets.

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Risks to Consider

Choosing International Mutual Funds

Getting Exposure to Foreign ETFs


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