A diversified portfolio of domestic stocks, bonds and funds is a great step on the road to growing your savings and reaching your long-term financial goals. But if you’re not diversified globally as well, you’re missing out on a world of opportunities and may be taking on more investment risk than you need. Global investments can provide a much needed counterbalance to the U.S. stocks and bonds in your portfolio. And with a wide range of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds offering investments in both developed and emerging overseas markets, adding global diversity to your investments has never been easier.
Despite being the single largest economy, the U.S. still comprises less than 25% of the world’s gross domestic product. If you’re not investing globally, you may be missing out on more than three-quarters of the world’s growth.
Learn how our SunTrust SummitView goals-based planning approach can give you a clear view into all your stocks, bonds, retirement and savings accounts, allowing you and your advisor to better align your investments to your goals and objectives.
Investing involves risks, including fluctuating returns and potential loss of principal. International investments are subject to special risks, such as political unrest, economic instability, and currency fluctuations.
Compounding interest can have a profound difference on an investor’s ability to build wealth. Add this power to investments that are already growing, and It can be like supercharging an engine.
In 2017, Americans gave more than $358 billion to charity with nearly three-quarters of that amount coming directly from individuals. And while much of these donations come in the form of direct cash gifts, more and more individuals are turning to planned.
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The financial obligations associated with caring for an aging parent can often coincide with other priorities. Of course you want to help out when possible; just don’t jeopardize your own future.
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