Updated Sunday, December 21, 2014 as of 6:15 PM ET

Do Investors Need Global Funds?

For the past three years, through August, Morningstar’s world stock category of mutual funds returned nearly 14% a year while the funds in the international equities category had annualized returns around 10%. The reason for the wide disparity? World stock funds (also called global stock funds) include some U.S. stocks, which returned well over 17% a year in that period, far better than funds holding only foreign stocks. The superior results from the U.S. positions pushed up returns for global funds.

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Comments (1)
this article was actually approved for publication.....if one goes global, one has the best of both worlds...domestic and global growth opportunities....

to say nothing of greater diversification.....

this author is compensated for writing this 'material'?
Posted by Colin S | Tuesday, September 02 2014 at 2:31PM ET
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