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Should you buy international shares?

Should you buy international shares?

Private investors are becoming increasingly interested in owning international shares, due in part to the tremendous success of US tech giants such as the FAANGS (Facebook (US:FB), Amazon (US:AMZN), Apple (US:AAPL), Netflix (US:NFLX) and Google, known as Alphabet (US:GOOGL)). As a result platforms are reporting more demand from investors. IG Markets reports that the number of its investors holding international shares has risen from 5 per cent in 2014 to 15 per cent today. TD Direct says the number of customers on its platform trading US stocks has increased by 28 per cent over the past two years.

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