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Describe 3-5 ways individual investors can access the international equity market, with a brief description of how each instrument works, advantages, and risks.

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The first way is to invest directly in foreign equities by opening an account with a broker offering brokerage services for one or more of such foreign markets. The main advantage is that one has complete control over the investment decisions and can take advantage of strong growth opportunities by investing directly in foreign stocks. He does not have to pay fund management fees and can pick his preferred stocks for his international equity portfolio. However, if the investor lacks investing experience in ...

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The expert examines alternative international equity investment instruments.