Why Invest in Global Equities?

If the FTSE 100 derives 70% plus of its revenues from overseas is there any point in owning foreign stocks? Dan Kemp investigates

Dan Kemp 7 December, 2017 | 2:38PM

Why invest in global equities

Many people think about global equity investing as either a diversifier or an opportunity to achieve better returns. By targeting the fastest-growing regions such as China and India, some investors assume they can put a metaphorical rocket under their portfolio.

By targeting the most famous brands – Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL)  – other investors assume they can obtain truly blue-chip exposure. Yet, at the heart of this decision is an ambition to derive better outcomes than they can otherwise obtain by investing locally.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C1,415.21 USD-3.43
Amazon.com Inc2,999.86 USD-4.13
Apple Inc107.12 USD-4.19

About Author

Dan Kemp

Dan Kemp  is Chief Investment Officer, Morningstar Investment Management EMEA

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