This week, Craig Siminski, of CMS Retirement Income Planning, shares an article discussing opportunities and risks involved with international stocks:
For the past decade, U.S. stocks have outperformed foreign stocks by a wide margin, due in large part to the stronger U.S. recovery after the Great Recession. In general, U.S. companies have been more nimble and innovative in response to changing business dynamics, while aging populations in Japan and many European countries have slowed economic growth.
Despite these challenges, some analysts believe that foreign stocks may be poised for a comeback as other countries recover more quickly from the effects of COVID-19 than the United States. On a more fundamental level, the lower valuations of foreign stocks could make them a potential bargain compared with the extremely high valuations of U.S. stocks.
Global Growth and Diversification
Investing globally provides access to growth opportunities outside the United States, while also helping to diversify your portfolio. Domestic stocks and foreign stocks tend to perform differently from year to year as well as over longer periods of time.
Although some active investors may shift assets between domestic and foreign stocks based on near- or mid-term strategies, the wisest approach for most investors is…
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Craig Siminski is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, with more than 22 years of experience. His goal is to provide families, business owners, and their employees with assistance in building their financial freedom.
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