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Australian packaging giant acquires U.S. rival in mega-merger

The market had mixed reactions to the announcements, as Amcor shares dropped just over 6% coming out of its trading halt. However, the fact is, it makes far more sense for Amcor to be listed in the US than Australia. The company makes approximately 85% of its revenue from the Americas, Europe and Middle East markets. Additionally, Amcor reports its earnings in US dollars, and the acquisition of Bemis will provide greater exposure to the U.S. market.

My Top 3 Ways To Diversify An ASX Share Portfolio

That was the big news last week when the social media giant reported disappointing results. But a few weeks before that Facebook was one of the market’s darling stocks. It is part of what is called the 
FANGsFacebook, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Google (owned by Alphabet Inc). It is a formidable group of companies that have led the US stock markets higher over the past several years.

Things you need to know prior to investing offshore

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.