Investing abroad is an important part of diversifying portfolios for many people. It can open up opportunities not available at home and reduce risk by not concentrating one's assets in a single market or currency. On the downside, it adds currency-exchange risk if the assets will be converted into Canadian dollars, and overseas profits are generally taxed at higher rates than domestic ones.
A tour of selected regions, with tips from several Canadian asset managers:
Emerging Markets: Brazil
Emerging markets: India
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