Australians have more access to international investments than
ever before and there are many different types of investment
options to choose from. International investments can help you
diversify your portfolio and give you access to investment
opportunities not available in Australia.
Before you invest overseas you should do you homework as
overseas investments involve additional risks that you need to be
In this section we explain how you can gain access to these
types of overseas markets and assets:
- Overseas investments - How to
invest in different types of investments overseas, the benefits and
- International shares -
Investing in international shares and a comparison of the
local share market to markets overseas.
- Forex - How to buy and sell foreign
currency to speculate on price movements and the risks
- Managed funds - How to invest in a
managed fund that includes international shares, foreign government
bonds and overseas property.
- Exchange traded
funds (ETFs) - Finding ETFs that track the returns of
global markets, regional indicies or specific asset classes in a
particular region overseas.
Use this information as a starting point, do
your own research and consider seeking professional financial advice before you
invest outside Australia.
Last updated: 13 Oct 2016