Simplify Life, Go Global with Funds
March 14, 2013
By John Waggoner
The views expressed in the article are those of the author and participants as of March 14, 2013 and are subject to change based on market conditions and other factors. These views should not be construed as a recommendation for any specific security. Information provided with respect to the Fund’s Portfolio Holdings, Sector Weightings, Number of Holdings, Performance and Expense Ratios are as of the dates described in the article and are subject to change at any time.
Investments in international markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets.
Investments in commoditites such as gold may be affected by overall market movements, changes in interest rates, and other factors such as weather, disease, embargoes and international economic and political developments. Commodities are assets that have tangible properties, such as oil, metals, and agricultural products. These instruments may subject the FUnd to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities.
Small- Cap investing involves greater risk not associated with investing in more established companies, such as greater price volatility, business risk, less liquidity and increased competitive threat.