The PIIGS - Show 39-1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2,602 views

Today we're talking about the five countries, often referred to as the PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain. Some investors are worried about their exposure to the Eurozone, specifically to these 5 countries within the Eurozone. They are wondering what the Euro crisis is doing to their portfolio. Mark presents the Volatility Index, and he and Tom remind viewers that volatility is the reason investors earn a return. But too much volatility can be an issue, and a globally diversified portfolio can minimize the worry about having too much exposure to any one country. Mark walks through each country, showing that in an IFA Index Portfolio 90, the total exposure to all 5 countries is only 0.95%.

 

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