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If your investment strategy is focused solely on markets here in the U.S., you might be missing out on new opportunities to move closer to achieving your financial goals. Turn to Northern Trust for a fresh perspective on international investing. Our insights could shed light on a world of investment opportunity that you may not have considered. A few common myths that may keep investors from expanding the range of their portfolio internationally include:
Myth: The U.S. market consistently performs better than foreign markets.
Reality: Foreign markets have often outperformed the U.S. market.
Myth: Foreign stocks add volatility to an investment portfolio.
Reality: International stock exposure can reduce overall volatility of a portfolio.
Myth: The most successful companies are in the U.S.
Reality: Many of the best-known brands are headquartered overseas.
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