Building an overseas portfolio? Stick to traditional instruments

As the rupee depreciates against major currencies and the domestic market remains volatile, many high-networth individuals (HNIs) are looking at diversifying their investment overseas. Some international markets have done better than India, and if you add the currency appreciation to the returns, the overall gains are much better than what an investor would have made in the domestic market.   Sample this: International mutual funds that focus on the US, for example, have returns between 18 per cent and 28 per cent in last one year. The dollar has gained 4.1 per cent. The one-year av.....

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