Personal Finance Problem

  1. Learning Goal 4

    P19–4 International investment diversification The economies of the world tend to rise and fall in cycles that offset each other. International stocks can provide possible diversification for a portfolio heavy on U.S. equities. Because research on foreign companies is usually difficult for individual investors to track on their own, a foreign equity mutual fund offers the investor the expertise of a global fund manager.

    Foreign-stock funds provide exposure to overseas markets at varying levels of risk. Economic and currency risk can swing in a positive or negative direction. Hence, diversification is the key to managing risk. Funds that invest overseas fall into four basic categories: global, international, ...

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