There's No Place Like Home: The Case For And Against Extreme Home Bias In Equity Investing

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About: Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS), SPY, VTI, Includes: VGK, VOO, VPL, VWO
by: Victor Haghani
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Victor Haghani
Value, momentum, long-term horizon, contrarian
Summary

For US investors, international equity exposure has never been so readily available at such a low cost.

Despite this, most US investors are still disproportionately allocating their holdings to US equities.

We evaluate 10 of the most commonly suggested arguments in favor of extreme Home Bias in international equity investing.

If you're a US investor, international equity exposure has never been so readily available at such a low cost. Nonetheless, surveys indicate US investors typically allocate 80 – 85% of their equity holdings to US