Short ‘n’ Sweet – everything you need to go global

Editorial director of Switzer
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Today, our fundie’s favourite is on one of the hottest international stocks around at the moment – China’s biggest online retailer Alibaba – and it doesn't even hit the US share market until tomorrow.

Here at SSR headquarters, we’ve been getting a lot more queries about international exposure, and buying international stocks, and while it’s been a little while coming, we’re pleased that SMSF trustees are looking at diversifying beyond our shores.

Last week, Charlie Aitken explained why he thinks we’ve all got too much exposure to Australian tax effective yield assets in Australian dollars. But at under 3%, Australia also represents just a fraction of the global stock markets so it’s good investing sense to look beyond our shores, particularly when economies like the US look like they’re on the verge of some decent growth.

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