While in 2018 US stocks have well outpaced international stocks, that is not always the case. Just last year international stocks outpaced US stocks by 6.4% and so far in the fourth quarter emerging markets have topped the US by 1.8%.
It is our firm belief that being disciplined and maintaining an allocation to international stocks will benefit an investor over time. The increased diversification will help smooth out performance over time and ensure that a portfolio has exposure to the top performing markets. Providing additional support for the benefits of investing around the world is the below guest blog from Dimensional Fund Advisors. Though investing internationally hasn’t been as helpful over recent years there are numerous reasons an investor should maintain an exposure to international stocks.
Please click to read “Why Should You Diversify”.