Commentary

Your U.S. Equity Fund Is More Global Than You Think

Gabrielle Dibenedetto

Just how “made in America” are U.S. stock funds? It turns out there’s not as much as apple pie and baseball in some of those portfolios as investors might think.

When it comes to assessing the asset-allocation characteristics of a mutual fund, some information, such as market capitalization, isn’t difficult to measure. But when it comes to geographical allocations, investors have been depending on a potentially flawed approach, such as relying on where a company is headquartered or incorporated or where the stock is listed.

Gabrielle Dibenedetto does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar's editorial policies.