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How International Is Your Foreign-Stock Fund?

Gabrielle Dibenedetto (Gabrielle.DiBenedetto@morningstar.com)

This article originally appeared in Morningstar Direct Cloud and Morningstar Office Cloud. For investors trying to assess the diversification benefits of international-equity funds, it's important to have a clear understanding of how much overseas economic exposure a portfolio truly has. In March, we published an article examining how some major U.S. stock exchange-traded funds are more exposed overseas than the traditional ways of assessing country exposure would suggest.