With value plays on the Australian share market becoming decidedly harder to find, there’s never been a more compelling argument for dipping your toes into global equity markets offering greater potential for growth, plus portfolio exposure to a broader range of class-leading businesses.
Given the tailwind courtesy of A$ weakness and the strength of its economic recovery, the US offers greater opportunity for growth than most of its global counterparts.
Research conducted by Skaffold earlier this year suggests that active share market investors were more confident in the performance of offshore markets over the next 12 months than the ASX. Skaffold found that over half (50.4% of those surveyed) were interested in increasing their investments in international shares.
So exactly how do you invest in global stocks to capitalise on the growth and diversification they offer?