O'Reilly logo

Retirement GPS: How to Navigate Your Way to A Secure Financial Future with Global Investing by Aaron Katsman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 3A Primer on International Investing

In Chapter 2, I let the cat out of the bag: I believe in investing 50 percent of a retiree’s portfolio in non-U.S. stocks and bonds. How’d a guy who never set foot outside his home state of Washington for the first 18 years of his life become so cosmopolitan?

It started the day I flew to New York to study at Yeshiva University. I still remember my shock, as I went down to baggage claim at LaGuardia Airport, at seeing so many people of all nationalities, speaking a myriad of languages. I felt like a very small person in a very big world.

I majored in political science, but I enjoyed economics and I’ve always been a news junkie. To finish my degree in time, I took a summer course in political economy, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required