October 10, 2016
You may have heard that international investments, like those in the Green Century International Index Fund, can be an important part of your portfolio.
But why is that?
The answer comes down to a basic tenet of investing – diversification.
The one thing we know about the financial markets is that they are always changing. But since none of us can predict the future, we can’t tell when market shifts will happen, or in what direction the market will move. That’s why diversification – spreading out your investments among different opportunities – is one of the core principles of investing.
And one of the most common ways to diversify is between domestic and international exposure. That way, economic uncertainty or political upheaval in one region is potentially offset by your investments in other regions.
Mutual funds offer an easy way for investors to invest internationally. And Green Century’s International Index Fund is the first diversified and responsible fossil fuel free international index fund available to U.S. investors.
The end of the year could be a great time to evaluate and rebalance your portfolio. If you’re looking for more international exposure, consider Green Century’s International Index Fund. And if you are interested in learning more about the Fund, please join us October 20th at 2 p.m. EST for our interactive webinar.
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Investment strategies such as diversification do not ensure a profit and cannot protect against losses in a falling market.
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As with all equity funds, the share price will fluctuate and may fall if the market as a whole declines or the value of the companies in which the Fund invests falls. The value of stocks held in the Fund will fluctuate in response to factors that may affect a single company, industry, market cap, country or region and may perform worse than the market. Foreign securities are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuations, regional economic and political conditions, differences in accounting methods, and other unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers. The Fund’s environmental criteria limit the investments available to the Fund compared to mutual funds that do not use environmental criteria.
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