Global funds are becoming increasingly popular as non-traditional parts of the globe gain quicker economic growth than the traditional economic powerhouses of the west. Global funds aim to provide long term economic growth by investing in the shares of international companies.
As part of a balanced investment portfolio global funds can help to counter fluctuations in the growth of investment products based in other areas of the world. Global funds have the potential to gain growth at a faster rate as developing countries growth rates can often outpace those of the established economies.
However, global funds can be risky as investor knowledge of some areas of global funds is not as well established so you can lose money as well as gain. When considering an investment in a global fund it makes sense to research carefully and choose an established investment vehicle with a good reputation.
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