Diversify Your Portfolio Beyond the U.S. Dollar
One distinct advantage we have at International Assets is our direct access to bond markets around the world. Many Investors overlook the fact that the global bond market is significantly larger than the global equity market. According to the Bank for International Settlements1, the total global bond market (as of 2010) is valued at over $91 trillion and about $32 trillion of that is US debt. The World Federation of Exchanges2 values total global equity markets at about $51 trillion and the US makes up about $17 trillion of that amount.
The United States used to represent a much larger share of global bond market activity but now many of those opportunities lie outside the country. Daily volume in bonds is also much larger than equities but since most of these trades are done at an institutional level, retail investors may be unaware of different opportunities available in this asset class.
The global bond trading desk at International Assets takes full advantage of their decades of experience and wealth of worldwide contacts. Their service allows our clients to truly diversify their portfolios and often at far less cost than alternative methods.