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The Case for Global Diversification

Show Description

54% of the world’s equities and capitalization - in other words, the goods and services being sold - are based in the United States. We look at many portfolios from prospective clients, and the number one mistake we see is a lack of exposure to the world economy - the other 46% out there.

International investments reduce risk and volatility, improve returns, and connect you to booming economies all over the world. Today, Financial Detox co-host Alex Klingensmith joins us from Spain - where he’s been living for the last three weeks - to tell us all about what he’s learned in his time there, the flourishing world economies he’s seen firsthand, and how you can buy international stocks and mutual funds.

In today’s conversation, here’s what you’ll learn:

Why so many portfolios are heavily weighted in US investments - and how globalization is changing this.

Why it's so easy to take information for granted when you stay in one place - and it's important to see and experience the world to truly understand investing.

The reasons the 2000s were a lost decade for the American economy - and why international investors made gains over this time period instead of taking significant losses.

Why global portfolios perform better over long time frames.

How you can use our new analytical tools to perform a more sophisticated risk deconstruction on your portfolio than ever before.

P.S.: Right now, we’re offering our $100 Portfolio Challenge. It’s like a physical for your portfolio; we’ll look at the bonds and stocks you own, your overall asset allocation, goals and objectives, and exposure to volatility - as well as how we can improve it. If we can't, we'll send you a $100 gift card. If you’d like to schedule your Portfolio Challenge,  email jason@financialdetox.com and use the subject line “Portfolio Challenge”.

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The content of this radio show is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any types of securities. Mr. Labrum and Labrum Wealth Management/Financial Detox are not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken as a result of information provided in this radio show and do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. The information discussed today reflects the views of Mr. Labrum and his guest(s) as of the date of this show and are subject to change without notice.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any forward looking statements or forecasts are based on assumptions and actual results may vary from any such statements or forecasts. No reliance should be placed on any statements or forecasts when making any investment decision. Accordingly, listeners should not rely solely on the information provided today in making any investment decision.
There is a risk of loss from investing in securities, including the risk of loss of principal. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will be profitable or suitable for a particular investor's financial situation or risk tolerance. Asset allocation and portfolio diversification cannot assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.


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