Ranking of Stock Market Performance Around the World: Based on Ten-Year Performance in U.S. Dollars Annualized Returns Year Ending December 31, 2017
Own Great Companies Around the World
What This Chart Means to You: America may be #1 in our hearts, but there are many other countries with great companies to invest in. The average U.S. investor has a portfolio made up of about 75% U.S. stocks1, which seems patriotic, but can mean missing out on a world of opportunity. You might be surprised by the number of familiar companies and household brands that are internationally owned, such as Lego, Miller Beer, Samsung, and even 7-Eleven. No one can predict which country will be the top performer, (and the U.S. has never been the top performer over any 10-year span of time), but if you own a lot of companies around the world you can worry less if any one company or even one country experiences losses.