Why Should I Invest in International Stocks?

We’ve all heard that diversification in our investment portfolio is important, but it’s bigger than diversifying among US stocks only.

In this episode, Zach Horn, MBA, CFP®, CMFC®, discusses the importance of diversifying portfolios with international investments. He explores the differences between established and emerging markets, the historical performance of US stocks versus international stocks, and the recommended ratio of US to international stocks.

Zach shares more about:

  • Use of mutual funds for international exposure
  • Currency risk in international investing and ways to hedge it
  • Importance of gaining international exposure and diversifying investments
  • Historical data supporting international stocks outperforming US stocks in certain scenarios
  • And more

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