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Global Stock Trading Imperatives (Part 2)

25 January 2008 - Features - Editor

Global Stock Trading Imperatives (Part 1)

Managing Risks in Stock Trading Abroad

Cataclysmic events in another country can hurt your stocks whether you invest abroad directly, or in the most tangential manner. Come to think of it, all of us may be invested abroad, at least in small degrees, without being aware of it. After all, where do the metals that go in to all the batteries you use originate? What about gasoline? When did you last eat fruit grown in the United States? Global commerce has everyone hooked! This suggest that US residents must end their isolation and know more about what goes on in the rest of the world.

Natural resources, sizeable domestic markets, prudent financial governance, and political stability, are four broad issues on which you can set priorities amongst countries that compete for your capital with their stocks. You may not know much about such matters today, but becoming knowledgeable about them can be easy, quick, and a pleasure. International relations can change quickly, so the trick is to avoid becoming overly dependant on any one country.

Foreign Stock Trading is Easier than Your Think!

Reputed stock brokers can have you invested in foreign stocks within minutes of your decisions on these matters. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has comprehensive support on tap, should you have doubts to lay to rest. Remember that every time the dollar declines in value, you stand to lose if you have not diversified your portfolio. It is worth your while to study the purchases and sales of companies in which you have stocks now, to make a rough estimate of the spatial distribution of your stocks in real terms. Similarly, you may like to study what each Presidential candidate has to say about relations with other countries, lest you are stuck with some hostile stock!

Are you an authority on global stock investment? Did you profit from the Euro appreciation in 2007? What about countries such as India and Brazil? ETFs are so popular that you have probably traded in some of them with stocks from a foreign country.

 


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