International Investing

International Investing


Tradition’s Frani Feit, CFP discusses the allocation of international stocks in a diversified portfolio on

Q. I have 25 percent of my investments in international mutual funds. I’m trying to figure if I should make changes because of the possibility of a trade war. What should I worry about?
— Investor

A. Don’t get too caught up in the headlines, but you’re asking a smart question.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to international investments.

First, think about your global allocation and the difference between developed world international stocks and emerging markets stocks.

“Developed world equites are companies domiciled in countries with higher per capita income that have a stable economy and advanced technologies and infrastructure,” said Frani Feit, a certified financial planner with Tradition Capital Management in Summit. “Countries such as Germany, England, Japan and New Zealand are part of the developed market asset class.”

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