Monday, December 24, 2007

Getting more exotic investment exposure with ETFs

Johnathan Clements provides some ETFs in his latest story that will give more exotic (meaning non-U.S. stocks) investment exposure. The four asset classes are foreign real estate, internation small cap stocks, commodities, and foreign bonds. Investing in these isn't all puppy dogs and ice cream though. He ends the story with this advice:

Intrigued? Remember, we're talking here about volatile investments. My advice: Don't stash more than 10 percent of your total portfolio in any of the funds mentioned above. In fact, a 5 percent allocation is probably plenty.