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Invest with the Fed: Maximizing Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy by Luis Garcia-Feijoo, Gerald R. Jensen, Robert R. Johnson

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CHAPTER 6

INTERNATIONAL STOCKS

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.

Fareed Zakaria,journalist and author

Although most investors recognize the benefits of global diversification, they concentrate their holdings in their domestic markets. This tendency is known as home country bias. A 2013 Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey showed that although 65% of the world’s investments (as measured by market capitalization) are outside the United States, 39% of U.S. investors had all their assets in the United States. A 2013 Fidelity ...

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