Is your portfolio too local for a global economy?

Take advantage of the diversification and potential returns of foreign stocks.

What are international equities?

International and global stock funds invest primarily in stocks of companies located in different countries around the world. With more than half the world’s companies residing outside of the U.S., international equities allow you to tap into worldwide growth potential. Over the past 60 years (1950 – 2014), a globally balanced portfolio has delivered, on average, a risk-adjusted return that is 11% higher than a portfolio with only domestic securities.1

Why choose international equities?

  • 100% of the time, over the past 30 years, the top-performing equity market has been outside the U.S.2
  • 75% of global GDP comes from non-U.S. countries.3
  • Only 29% of the world's publicly traded companies are based in the U.S.4

International equity funds

Fidelity® Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)
Fidelity's flagship international fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the markets of the MSCI EAFE Index.

Fidelity® International Growth Fund (FIGFX)
This fund is designed to be a core holding for growth-oriented investors. It invests in companies that generally stand to benefit from multi-year growth trends and high barriers to entry.

Fidelity® International Capital Appreciation Fund (FIVFX)
An opportunistic, go-anywhere fund dedicated to investing in high-quality companies that may also benefit from long-term mega-trends.

Thought leadership

International outlook
Seek exposure to growth.