Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Topic: International Investing: Opportunities and Caveats
Speaker: Harold Kirschner, CFP, Chair of the Investment Committee, Sharkey, Howes & Javer
The world economy has changed radically in the past decade-plus, with formerly “emerging” nations growing rapidly and some surpassing long-established GDP leaders. Should we buy individual stocks and bonds? Should we gain international exposure through American depositary receipts (ADRs)? Would mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) be better choices? How can we avoid pitfalls such as the current turmoil in Europe? Or does that problem offer bargain opportunties? What about emerging versus developed regions? Should we invest in currencies? How much do currency effects impact returns on stocks and indexes? Get insight into these and related points at this AAII event.