Why go global

By: Sound Choices • May 7, 2018 • Personal Finance

It’s important to take advantage of global markets to maximize your portfolio potential.

Global diversification allows investors to find opportunities and sectors that may not always be present in their domestic market.

Canada's role on the world stage

The Canadian market represents less than 4% of the world’s market capitalization, while the average Canadian holds more than 70% in Canadian investments...

Source: AGF Investment Operations, as at December 31, 2016. For illustrative purposes only. You cannot invest directly in an index
...with as much as 69% of the Canadian marketplace concentrated in only three sectors, out of the 10 driving global markets.
Source: AGF Investment Operations, S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index, as at December 31, 2016. For illustrative purposes only. You cannot invest directly in an index

Diversification across various countries can be an optimal way to reduce risk and improve overall performance

Elements that drive the performance of one market may not for another. In Canada’s case, market performance is closely tied to the resource sector, which has historically had cyclically performance.
To find out more about investing globally, talk to your financial advisor.

Source: AGF Investment Inc., Bloomberg – top performing countries 1986-2016 on a calendar year basis

Source: Morningstar Direct, at December 31, 2015. For illustrative purposes only. You cannot invest directly in an index

The information contained is based on material believed to be reliable and is provided as a general source of information, and should not be considered personal investment advice or an offer to solicit to buy and /or sell securities. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, however accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Investors should consult with their financial and tax advisors before making any investment decisions.