Are you interested in trading the international stock markets? This is an activity which can grow and diversify your portfolio of investments and give you
Investing internationally is often seen as a great way to achieve these goals.
Diversification benefits occur when a portfolio is made up of low correlated assets across various markets and sectors. This is quite hard to achieve if you are only invested in one market, especially if it is concentrated by only a handful sectors. In addition, by exposing your portfolio to a variety of sectors, your potential return may be greater if you are able choose the right investments rather than having your funds allocated to an underperforming one.
To expand its reach into key foreign markets, Monex established active collaborations with TradeStation in the US and Boom in Hong Kong, both well-known brokerage agencies in their own right. TradeStation is well-established as one of the largest brokers stateside, while Boom was the first online broker in Asia and still holds a powerful position in virtual trading.
What is the Home Country Bias and why this is slowing many Australian investors down in achieving their trading goals
In the year 2017, the EWA, an ETF (Footnote #1) which tracks the performance of Australia’s share market has grown by 19.9%. Although this is
The Australian market is dominated by only a handful of companies and sectors. When breaking down the top 200 ASX companies by sector, it is clearly evident that the financials and materials sectors are dominant in the Australian market. This could be due to many factors, but the most obvious are the mining and housing booms that have occurred in Australia over the last decade, which has led to strong growth for those companies involved.
The Monex trading platform provides access to over 50,000 listed securities across 12 Markets. By opening a trading account with Monex, you will gain exposure to various stock markets including: