global investing

Four Foreign Investing Tips

June 13, 2017

Foreign markets have been one of the best performing areas in 2017. Could this be the start of a new trend? Some respected market analysts believe that after eight years of a strong U.S. trend, markets are finally shifting away from the U.S. and toward overseas markets. But remember that even experts can’t always predict […]

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How to Use Foreign Funds

June 9, 2017

How should you use foreign funds? This is a question just about every investor should consider because there are years when foreign markets have had terrific returns, far outpacing U.S. stock funds. When it comes to foreign investing, you have three choices:   1. Avoid foreign investments altogether  It’s natural for investors to have a […]

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The Value of Currency

May 7, 2013

For U.S. investors, the performance of foreign funds and ETFs isn’t based only on how much the fund’s underlying stocks or bonds increase or decrease; it’s also affected by the value of currency. Exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies can have a considerable effect on the returns of foreign funds and overseas […]

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