International Diversification: Why It Still Makes Sense
In November 1983, I wrote an article for the AAII Journal about the benefits of international diversification. At that time, very few investors even considered international diversification as an investment option. In almost 30 years since that article was written the world has changed.
In 1983 there were about 23 developed investable markets; in 2010 there are nearly 100! Countries that were not part of the market economy (particularly Russia and China) are not only market economies, but are arguably drivers of the fortunes of many companies worldwide. Yet, during times of crisis, the benefits of global diversification are called into question. Thi
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