On Forbes: Capturing Global Trends

May 1, 2012

Historically, there have been several periods when it definitely paid to “go global,” and other periods when U.S. stocks were hard to beat. In her latest post on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, “Capture Global Trends to Improve Returns,” Janet Brown explains how investors can take advantage of global trends.

The first step, she writes, is to use flexible allocations to domestic and international markets, not static allocations. “Investors who use static allocations won’t fully participate in the gains during strong international periods as we saw in 2002 through 2007, or during the years when domestic markets are leading,” Janet writes. “Flexible allocations give investors the opportunity to outperform the indexes over time by taking full advantage of major market trends.”

Click here to read the full post.

(To read all of Janet’s posts on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, click here).

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