Why You Should Invest in 'Global Gorillas'
Global large caps offer a fairly conservative approach to investing in booming emerging markets
Consumers and companies in
While there are plenty of ways to give your portfolio international exposure, one fairly conservative approach is to invest in "global gorillas," large companies based in
In particular, companies in the healthcare, retail, and consumer staples industries are likely to enjoy significant demand in these economies. With their global wingspan, these large caps can give investors the best of all worlds, developing and emerging alike, without requiring them to research and place a direct bet themselves on foreign firms or to take a potentially riskier position in an emerging markets fund.
Even with growth stalling in
Finding promising global giants might be easier than you think.
Among the companies in the
Strategists say that a lot of large-cap U.S. stocks are currently undervalued compared to small- and mid-size companies. International agricultural machinery company
A wide range of mutual funds give investors access to these large-cap companies.
Gorillas aside, an adventurous way to take advantage of opportunities abroad is to invest in foreign companies directly.
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