Foreign Markets

Investing in Foreign Markets Can Help Diversify Your Portfolio

Investing in foreign markets may sound intriguing – or intimidating.

One way to diversify your portfolio is to put some of your money in overseas investments. Foreign markets may respond differently to economic conditions than U.S. markets. That means strong performance abroad may help to offset weak performance at home.

Foreign investments through a mutual fund

A simple way to invest internationally is through a mutual fund that holds foreign securities. You get the benefit of professional management and the option to choose from stock, bond or money market funds in several categories.

Risks of investing internationally

Investing internationally carries the same risk associated with all investing - market conditions can change, causing your investments to lose value. There are added risks of political and economic instability as well as changes in value of the U.S. dollar abroad.

Be sure to talk to your investment professional about Nationwide products that could help you meet your long-term goals.

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