Seven Super Foreign Funds

Use our picks to capitalize on growth overseas.

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Choosing where to invest these days is a little like having to choose a favorite child. All the world's economies are on an upswing, including the U.S. economy. But growth in foreign countries is expected to outpace domestic growth. The International Monetary Fund predicts the U.S. economy will grow 2.9% in 2018; meanwhile, foreign economies (developed and emerging) are pegged for 4.9% growth, with some, including China and India, expected to expand 6.6% or more. "We're seeing sustained above-average growth across all global markets," says Richard Turnill, a BlackRock investment strategist.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.