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28 Jun 2014 (AFR) – Head offshore for shares, or risk sinking

[COMMENT: This lengthy article appeared in the Weekend AFR, “Smart Money”, and includes some useful information – in particular the section towards the bottom regarding “Direct Shares” (overseas). Note: No recommendations here.]

‘Never before has it been so compelling to diversify your portfolio away from the traditional Australian bias and invest overseas. Not only is the huge weight of money in superannuation crowding a relatively small local investment space, but the concentration of domestic stocks in financials and resources makes diversification difficult.’ <snipped…>

Direct shares

‘Online and full service brokers offer direct access to international companies. It is the same as buying or selling a share in Australia, in that you place an order, a broker executes the order and the investor pays or collects the money. The big difference is in the brokerage and other charges. Online brokerage for international shares ranges upwards from…’

See the full article at AFRSmartInvestor.com.au. Also see: AFRSmartInvestor…

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