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  • International Funds Aren't All the Same

    As part of a well diversified portfolio, we feel most investors should have some exposure to international funds. There are several different types of international funds to select from. From my experience talking to investors, it appears many are unsure of the differences between the different types of international funds. For example, if I asked my family or friends, whom I would consider similar to the average investor, to tell me what the differences between a world stock fund, foreign fund and emerging market funds are, they would be hard pressed to do so. Yes, they are all international funds, but each has an entirely different investment strategy. Today I hope to help you (and hopefully my friends and family) understand the differences between these types of international funds.
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