The interest for the worldwide markets is growing as the results of the Voth Nixon Group International Investment Attitudes survey reveal that half of those questioned plan to invest outside of their country’s markets in 2016.
The international survey which polled approximately 5000 investors in 9 different countries showed that while only 46% of respondents currently invest in foreign markets only 22% consider that their native markets will fare better compared to the rest of the world in 2016 which suggests an increasing willingness to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the international markets.
“Due to improved worldwide economic perspectives investors are searching for opportunities outside of their national markets and are looking to diversify their portfolios geographically, not just from an asset based point of view” said Steven Tyler Carter, Chief Investment Officer of Voth Nixon Group. “As companies and economies are becoming more and more interconnected globally one of the results we expect to see is an increase in trading levels and the sustained growth of stock markets around the world. Experienced investors are aware of these growth trends and are strategically making investment decision based on the future potential of certain markets”.
The survey’s results uncover a rift between attitudes and actions relating to international investments. Regarding equities, 71% of respondents believe that the best opportunities will be available on the international markets rather than their national markets over the next decade. On the other hand only 46% of those surveyed currently hold investments in overseas markets, with 57% planning to invest internationally in the next 10 years.
The survey also reports that the effects of the 2008 financial crisis still linger on and impact investors’ decisions today. When comparing the performance of national markets as opposed to the achievements of the global markets, on average only 14% of respondents believe that their local markets fared better than the rest of the world. When asked why they thought their national markets were not on par the most commonly cited reason was the belief that their national economies have not fully recovered from the recession, even though market research and available data proves otherwise.
“The 2008 recession still influences investors’ perceptions on the recent performance of the markets. Even so the survey’s results show that most of the respondents are aware of the significance of international equity investments, with almost 60% being confident that they cannot achieve their financial goals without investing in stocks” added Mr. Carter. “Investors can achieve higher profits by focusing on the long-term opportunities offered by equities and by adopting a global approach regarding portfolio diversification”.
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