No. of Recommendations: 2
I don't invest in international funds, because the same ones never seem to have a good record from year to year. Guessing which ones will do well is just a guess, so I stay away from international funds.

That would be why you could put money in indexes or pick a few different foreign funds so you get an average. It's not so much about picking the funds that will do best, which even domestically is often a shot-in-the-dark, but about owning a different class of equities that will not move in time with your others, so that they can offset each other and reduce the volatility of your portfolio as a whole.
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.