Additionally, as foreign countries contribute to a larger portion of the global economy, investors should consider the growing force overseas. The U.S. represented about a third of global output 30 years ago, but now the U.S. makes up about 20%.
“There is a more basic reason to bring down the significant US overweight evident in many portfolios: diversification still matters,” Koesterich added. “Over the long term, a more geographically diversified portfolio should lead to better risk-adjusted returns.”
The strategist pointed out that over the past three years, inter-country correlation has dipped to 0.53 or to pre-crisis averages. Consequently, investors may benefit more from international diversification now than the post-crisis environment.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.