Globalisation has not just connected the world but has also made it easier to invest in the world’s best companies. Quite a few broking firms in India now facilitate international investing. However, it can be very difficult to pick the right companies overseas, track them and also fulfil many other operational requirements if one chooses to invest directly. Fortunately, for the Indian investor, there are many equity funds that invest overseas. They also include international ETFs that one can buy and sell just like a stock. These ETFs invest in a basket of stocks listed overseas and are often mounted on a popular index, such as the NASDAQ or S&P 500. The low-cost feature of these ETFs is an added advantage.
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