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International & Global Stock Funds

International and global stock funds invest primarily in stocks of companies located in different countries around the world.

Reasons to consider international and global stock funds

  • Portfolio diversification
  • Potential growth opportunities
  • Gain exposure to both emerging and developed economies

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International and global stock funds can be an essential part of a diversified portfolio, as they may help reduce the impact of an economic slowdown in any one country while providing currency diversification.

Types of international and global stock funds

International

Primarily invest in stocks issued by companies throughout the world, except for the U.S.

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Global

Primarily invest in stocks issued by companies around the world, including the U.S.

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Regional & single country

Focus on a particular country or area of the world, such as Europe, Asia-Pacific, or Latin America. Learn more about types of regional and single country funds.

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Emerging markets

Focus on stocks issued by companies based in countries with less developed economies. Learn more about types of emerging markets funds.

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Questions?

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.

Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. These risks are particularly significant for funds that focus on a single country or region. Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of stocks/issuers tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.
* Highly rated funds are defined as those funds that have a 4- or 5-Star Morningstar rating. For each fund, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM metric each month by subtracting the return on a 90-day U.S. Treasury Bill from the fund’s load-adjusted return for the same period, and then adjusting this excess return for risk. The top 10% of funds in each broad asset class receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Although gathered from reliable sources, data completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed by Morningstar.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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