US-dollar-based investors have long questioned the merits of international equity allocations, and understandably so. Over the past decade, a home-market bias has been handsomely rewarded. However, the best time to reassess time-tested allocation frameworks is often when investors least feel the need to do so. A number of factors have converged to increase the likelihood of a regime change looking forward, particularly from the perspective of an international-value-based investor.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than US investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political, economic and regulatory developments. These risks may be greater, and include additional risks, for investments in emerging markets. • Different investment styles may go in and out of favor, which may cause underperformance to the broader stock market.
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