Own the World: How Smart Investors Create Global Portfolios (Fisher Investments Press Series) by Aaron Anderson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Own the World: How Smart Investors Create Global Portfolios (Fisher Investments Press Series)

Own the World: How Smart Investors Create Global Portfolios (Fisher Investments Press Series)

by Aaron Anderson
     
 

Despite the fact that foreign stocks make up a larger portion of world equity markets than U.S. stocks, only a small portion of American investors' dollars are allocated overseas. Many of the world's biggest and fastest-growing companies are located outside the United States, so a global portfolio can bestow rich rewards on the savvy investor. But increased return

Overview

Despite the fact that foreign stocks make up a larger portion of world equity markets than U.S. stocks, only a small portion of American investors' dollars are allocated overseas. Many of the world's biggest and fastest-growing companies are located outside the United States, so a global portfolio can bestow rich rewards on the savvy investor. But increased return opportunities aren't the only benefit. Greater opportunities for risk management through diversification are another important advantage of a global investment portfolio. Yet even the most sophisticated investors have been deterred by misconceptions about the risks associated with foreign stocks and the seeming lack of information about foreign markets.

Own the World will educate you on the importance of going global, the investment vehicles providing access to global markets, and potential pitfalls to watch out for when expanding portfolios overseas.

Author Aaron Anderson, an analyst at Fisher Investments, describes the benefits of global investing in straightforward terms. He explains that many of the world's most successful firms are located outside the United States, including many of the companies Americans rely on most. He details how investing globally can increase diversification and reduce portfolio risk because different conditions in different countries can cause domestic and foreign stocks to be imperfectly correlated. The author provides an overview of global stock markets and describes how to efficiently employ a top-down approach to building a global portfolio. He outlines some of the factors impacting stock prices around the world as well as some of the more challenging aspects of global investing, such as political risks, different accounting standards, and others. He further explains that, in many cases, the perceived risk is greater than the actual risk.

While global investing can't insulate investors from all the ups and downs inherent in stocks no matter where they're from, it can unleash myriad opportunities to take advantage of the growth potential and risk-reducing benefits of stocks around the world. This book can show you how to take full advantage of these tremendous opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470285381
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Series:
Fisher Investments Press Series, #4
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Aaron Anderson is a Capital Markets Research Analyst at Fisher Investments where he focuses on global macroeconomic and market trends. He holds BS degrees in geophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and applied economics from the University of San Francisco. Anderson writes a regular column for MarketMinder.com titled "The Global View", and instructs at investing seminars nationally. He and his wife Kim reside in Danville, California. They enjoy traveling (and investing) all over the world.

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