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Biotechs Rising as Buyouts Sweep the Market

It was only the second trading session of the year that Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) gobbled up Celgene (CELG) in a record $74 billion deal. Loxo Oncology (LOXO) accepted an $8 billion bid from Eli Lilly (LLY) a few days later.

Bulls Regain Footing Above Key Level

The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, September 7, and Friday, September 14. It was the biggest weekly gain in two months, with more than two-thirds of the companies in the index gaining.

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.

Benefits of Buying Not Just Australian Shares

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.