Still not invested in U.S. stocks?

It’s best to divide equities among Canadian, U.S. and overseas stocks.

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From the September/October 2013 issue of the magazine.

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American stocks grew from 15% of the global equity market in 1899 to a staggering 48% today. By contrast, the U.K., Germany and France have seen their market shares ebb. It serves as a good reminder not to invest solely in your home country. Canada, for example, makes up just 3.5% of the global market. In general, it’s best to divide your equities equally among Canadian, U.S. and overseas stocks to reduce the risk of being harmed by a regional slump.

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