The United Kingdom includes both Great Britain and Northern Ireland. With a strong domestic stock market and an independent currency, not only are UK assets great investing choices for British investors but they’re also good options for investors in other countries to study portfolio ideas out of sample.
In order to model portfolios containing diverse domestic asset classes not always available in the United Kingdom, the calculations may substitute Europe assets in some situations. Each tool and chart will call out when data for the local region is used in the domestic category.
UK bonds and cash on Portfolio Charts track Gilts issued by the UK government.
When set to the UK as the home country, Portfolio Charts calculations automatically translate numbers to Pound Sterling and local UK inflation.