Global equity investing:The benefits of diversification

May 9, 2019


When it comes to stocks, many of your clients probably exhibit a home bias and, as a result, miss out on the benefits of diversifying internationally.

In this research, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group makes the case for investing outside the U.S. market and offers some parameters for determining how much to invest internationally. We also created an investor-approved piece to share with your clients.

Use this report to:

  • See how adding international equity to a client's portfolio can help reduce its total volatility.
  • Learn how the benefit of global diversification has changed.
  • Understand the return differential between U.S. and non-U.S. stocks over time.
Additional materials


  • All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.
  • Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.
  • Investments in stocks issued by non-U.S. companies are subject to risks including country/regional risk and currency risk.

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