The Hedge of Least Regret

By Adam Patti via

As US equities continue their bull run, many investors are seeking ways to lower the risk of a downturn while maintaining, or even increasing, opportunities for growth. One obvious place to mine that opportunity is in the international equities markets.

Reaching outside the US opens the door for investing in some of today’s most impressive global companies, including some of the world’s most famous—and most profitable—brands.

It also offers a level of diversification that can help buoy a portfolio when the market shifts. But despite the fact that many companies with the largest market cap reside outside the US, international equities are generally underweighted and underutilized by US investors.

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