No More Chasing Returns–Why I am a Global Investor
If you look at the numbers, US equities have done incredibly well over the past decade. Comparatively, international developed equities have NOT done nearly as well. As a result, you will see many in the financial services space over-weighting (compared to their historical holdings) the US equities. Not me. I advocate a relative weighting that is CONSISTENT over time.
In my mind, NO ONE is as smart as the markets. If your investment philosophy involves exposure in an asset or geographic class, then that asset/geography should be there. Attempting to “time” the entry and exit to the class is – in my opinion – a fool’s game.
The linked article shares some background on this valuable insight that is, in my opinion, important to include in an investment strategy. Read the article here.
- Do you have a well-defined, globally diversified investment policy strategy?
Or could you use some guidance and support applying the “Going Global” approach to your current investment plan?
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Enjoy the read and remember, it’s NOT about the money. It’s about how the money supports your goals!
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