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

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 [1] 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 [2], particularly when economies like the US look like they’re on the verge of some decent growth.