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Do Foreign Stocks Really Diversify?

Correlations between U.S. and foreign stocks have generally been rising over the past several decades, but that doesn't mean you should shun overseas holdings.

Note: This video is part of Morningstar's May 2015 International Investing Week special report.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar. Investors often pay close attention to correlations between foreign and international securities as they are diversifying their portfolios, but what is that data telling us today and what should we take away from it? Joining me with some insights is Christine Benz, our director of personal finance.