ReportBuyer.com has added a free report on investing in foreign equities. “Why you should be buying foreign stocks - and how to go about it” says that it is really simple and easy to invest in foreign equities, and the number of UK traders playing outside markets is rising rapidly.
The study, authored by MoneyWeek, says foreign exchanges offer many opportunities that the UK do not. As a mature economy, the UK is growing much more slowly than Asia, Latin America and Africa. Since the potential returns are greatest where growth is rapid, it makes sense to invest in these regions and take advantage of the new business opportunities that are springing up as these societies transform.
Authors of the report say that the main reason the number of investors venturing overseas is rising rapidly now is that it has become so much easier than in the past. Many major markets are available with as little difficulty as UK listed shares. Others need more work to get started, but only a surprisingly small number of markets present real difficulty.
The article says many UK brokers now offer direct access to several foreign exchanges at trading costs in line with UK equities and allow all settlements to be made in sterling, making it easy and cheap to take a first step into international trading.
“Plenty of UK brokers now offer access to a range of markets at commissions that make international trading viable for investors of any size, while the internet-driven information explosion has made it far easier to get a thorough understanding of foreign markets and the companies that trade on them,” said an analyst at MoneyWeek.
The report assesses the risks involved with trading abroad and provides an overview of the major markets around the globe. It also contains a section on investments that range beyond shares, which includes bonds, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), European Depositary Receipts (EDRs) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs, OTC shares, spreadbetting and foreign currency trading.
“Why you should be buying foreign stocks - and how to go about it” is one of a series of industry short reports available as free downloads from ReportBuyer.com
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