The chant to invest in overseas equity markets has raged for some time.

Historically speaking, the virtue of allocating risk-based capital to international bourses has paid off in reducing risk, and on occasion, boosting returns, via the diversity of global economies and currency exchanges. However, that has been a less than successful strategy over the last decade or so. For the most part, the U.S. stocks have outperformed most others due to steady, and positive, economic growth, but also as a consequence of the composition of our market.

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Mark Luschini

Chief Investment Strategist, President and Chief Investment Officer, Janney Capital Management

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