Remember the Advantages of Global Diversification

With US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their portfolios.

While international and emerging markets stocks have delivered disappointing returns relative to the US over the last few years, it is important to remember that:

• Non-US stocks help provide valuable diversification benefits.

• Recent performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.Review global diversification’s role in portfolios and the fourth quarter market report for more details.