By John Fox
Growth in the emerging markets has led many American investors to focus on identifying foreign companies positioned to capitalize on this trend. What we tend to forget, however, is that people in other countries are buying American products and services, and many U.S. companies are taking advantage of this growth overseas. In fact, investors can reap the benefits of international growth by investing in American stocks.
There are countless U.S. businesses that are the best in the world at what they do and they have the global success to prove it. It’s clear that investors can invest in domestic stocks and still benefit from exposure overseas. Other U.S. advantages include access to management teams and time-tested accounting and legal standards. So as world economies continue to converge, consider sound American stocks as investment opportunities for international growth.