Investors strive to have a diversified portfolio, which for most investors should include some commitment to foreign securities. There are a number of ways to invest in foreign markets, the simplest being mutual funds or exchange-traded fundsthat invest in or track foreign markets. American depositary receipts are another option. [For more information about ADRs, see “Offbeat Offerings” in the August 2007 AAII Journal; available at AAII.com.]
Another avenue for investors to take part in international markets is to buy stocks directly from a particular country listed on a foreign exchang
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