A decade ago, foreign markets, particularly emerging markets like Brazil and Mexico, were clearly the place to be. But markets changed, and in recent years, U.S. markets have strongly outperformed most foreign markets. This can make it difficult for investors to decide when to invest in foreign funds.
The conventional wisdom is that investors should always have some exposure to foreign funds, but keeping a constant position in foreign funds may not be the smartest way to take advantage of global trends.
In years like 2015, holding foreign funds would have been a drag on your returns. And in years like 2005, when foreign markets did well, your participation would be limited to how much you’d allocated to foreign funds.
Instead of having a static position in foreign funds, we invest in the funds that are doing well now, and then we change our positions as markets change. Back in 2005, foreign funds had strong returns, and we had substantial exposure to foreign funds. And when U.S. funds did better, we sold our foreign funds and bought into better performing domestic funds.
You can do the same in your portfolio.
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