Animal Spirits Talk Your Book: International Investing

Today’s Animal Spirits Talk Your Book is presented by iShares

On today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Is market cap weighting really sub-optimal?
  • Can factor investing replace old-school active management?
  • Why should investors bother diversifying internationally?
  • S&P envy.
  • Structuring a multi-factor portfolio.
  • Finding unicorn stocks in a multi-factor model.
  • The problem with single variable analysis.
  • Constraining a portfolio when investing outside of the U.S.
  • Are multi-factor funds simply mid-cap funds in drag?
  • Have factors worked better in foreign markets?
  • Is it easier to outperform in foreign markets?
  • How adding momentum and quality can help the value stocks

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Posts mentioned

International diversification works (eventually)

Ben’s post on the value premium in international markets

Lawrence on how sector composition affects international valuations

Charts mentioned

Tweets mentioned