Are foreign equities riskier than domestic?

Companies we're more familiar with aren't necessarily safer, says Morningstar's Paul Kaplan.

Paul Kaplan 9 June, 2014 | 12:00PM Christian Charest

 

 

            Christian Charest: For Morningstar, I'm Christian Charest. All this week, we're talking about global diversification. There is one common misconception among retail investors when it comes to determining the riskiness of various asset classes, namely, we tend to think of Canadian equities as somehow safer than foreign equities.

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