Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: Why ‘America first’ isn’t your best investment idea

Donald Trump swept into the White House riding an “America first” campaign that resonated in many areas of the country. But while that slogan worked in politics, it could be bad advice for your portfolio.

The results show that the world outside of the U.S. holds a lot of promise for investors right now, and that those who stick with a patriotic portfolio may wind up leaving profits on the table.

Case in point: The S&P 500 SPX, +1.00% is up about 9% so far this year, while the popular Vanguard Total International Stock ETF ( VXUS, +0.76% — which invests everywhere except the U.S.

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