How Investors are Falling Short on Their Returns

This so-called home-country bias is a phenomenon too big to ignore.It’s pervasive across time and geography. And even though it makes investors feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it generally tricks us into accepting lower returns and higher volatility from domestically-tilted portfolios. In the U.S., this is particularly prevalent. Americans prefer to invest in U.S. stocks because, psychologically, it feels like the right thing to do. But it’s not! In our latest infographic, How Investors are Falling Short on Their Returns below, we look at several different reasons why falling prey to the phenomenon of home-biased investing will NOT always get you the returns you’re seeking… while it will ALWAYS result in you missing out on some lucrative opportunities.

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