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4 Questions to Ask When Investing in Foreign Stocks

Think through product type, emerging-markets exposure, currency stance, and more.

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Note: This article is part of Morningstar's December 2014 Guide to Better Investment Picking special report.

Imported goods are so ubiquitous in our lives that we hardly give them a second thought. As I sit in my home office, I'm clacking away on my laptop from a U.S. company and talking on a cell phone from a U.S. maker, too. But I'm not far from a Korean-made TV, and a Sony DVD player sits below it. And there can be little doubt that the plate I ate my lunch on was made in China.

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Christine Benz has a position in the following securities mentioned above: TBGVX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.