'Pure' U.S. revenue ETF

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'Pure' U.S. revenue ETF

Post by CyberBob » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 am

It's often discussed that you don't need much of an ex-US stock allocation since the large U.S. companies are all international and get a significant part of their revenue from outside the U.S.

So it's interesting that iShares is debuting a 'Pure' U.S. revenue ETF that consists of companies that do not get much revenue from outside the U.S.

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Post by triceratop » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:48 am

It will be interesting to see whether the anti-International crowd jumps at this ETF since it puts into conflict two (mutually exclusive, IMO) common arguments for international: (1) weak foreign countries, American dominance (2) all the diversification you need due to significant foreign sourced revenue by American companies.

Myself, I don't see the point for someone whose goal is to be globally diversified.
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