United States



Portfolio Role

So much portfolio advice is written from the perspective of US investors that many people forget that the US is also a region in its own right.  US funds are very popular for investors living in other countries to gain exposure to the largest stock market in the world.  


Country Coverage

  • United States



One side effect of the US focus in investing discussions is that many people assume that US returns must directly translate worldwide.  That’s actually not the case, as local inflation and exchange rates will alter the returns for foreign investors.  All of the calculations on the site account for these factors, so be sure to explore the numbers for yourself.