The Global Reality of "Domestic" Investing
40% of your “U.S.” exposure is from overseas markets. Economic globalization has accelerated over the years. Take the classic proxy for the U.S. market: the S&P 500®. These biggest "American" companies actually now earn a good portion of their business abroad. For some companies, it's most of their revenues.
The question nowadays isn't whether you should "go global" but—given that it's unavoidable—how you choose to assemble your overseas exposure. Do you take what the index gives you or make a more deliberate global allocation?
1Total does not equal 100% because revenue source data from some companies is incomplete.
Source: FactSet. Companies shown are for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of any Virtus strategy.
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