The Global folio was developed for investors seeking long-term growth through investments primarily in established companies throughout the world.


The Global folio consists of the largest companies across the world including the U.S., in a variety of industries, in developed and, to a lesser extent, emerging markets.

This global approach may help investors take advantage of promising opportunities while limiting dependence on the performance of any one market.

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

Category: Geographic
Inception Date: 2000-04-05 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-28*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 1.77% 4.66%
Three-Month 1.37% 6.76%
Year-to-Date 4.2% 12.86%
One-Year 4.71% 12.76%
Three-Year (Annualized) 5.79% 10.0%
Five-Year (Annualized) 10.99% 14.9%
Since Inception 2.75% N/A
Volatility 14.03% 13.67%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

(% of Folio)
1AAPLapple inc com2.00%
2ABBVabbvie inc com2.00%
3ACNaccenture plc2.00%
4AMGNamgen inc2.00%
5AMZNamazon com inc2.00%
6AVGObroadcom ltd shs2.00%
7BIIBbiogen inc2.00%
8BLKblackrock inc cl a2.00%
9BMAbanco macro sa spon adr b2.00%
10BRK.Aberkshire hathaway inc del cl a2.00%
11BRK.Bberkshire hathaway inc del cl b new2.00%
12CELGcelgene corp2.00%
13CMCSAcomcast corp new class a2.00%
14COSTcostco whsl corp new2.00%
15CRHcrh plc adr2.00%
16CSCOcisco sys inc2.00%
17CVScvs health corporation com2.00%
18DHRdanaher corp del2.00%
19DISdisney walt co disney2.00%
20FBfacebook inc cl a2.00%
21GILDgilead sciences inc2.00%
22GOOGLalphabet inc cap stk cl a2.00%
23HDhome depot inc2.00%
24HDBhdfc bank ltd adr reps 3 shs2.00%
25INFYinfosys ltd adr2.00%
26LFCchina life ins co ltd adr rep h2.00%
27LOWlowes cos inc2.00%
28MAmastercard inc com2.00%
29MDTmedtronic plc shs2.00%
30MOaltria group inc2.00%
31NEEnextera energy inc2.00%
32NKEnike inc cl b2.00%
33PCLNpriceline group com inc new2.00%
34RAIreynolds american inc com2.00%
35RELXreed elsevier p l c adr2.00%
36SBUXstarbucks corp2.00%
37SHPGshire plc adr2.00%
38SPGsimon ppty group inc new2.00%
39SSLsasol ltd adr2.00%
40Tat&t inc com2.00%
41TMOthermo fisher scientific inc2.00%
42ULunilever plc adr new2.00%
43UNunilever n v n y shs new2.00%
44UNHunitedhealth group2.00%
45UPSunited parcel service inc cl b2.00%
46Vvisa inc.2.00%
47VZverizon communications inc.2.00%
48WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new2.00%
49WFCwells fargo & co new2.00%
50WPPGYwpp plc adr adr new2.00%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We identified five major regions: North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. To determine how many stocks from each region to include, we analyzed the size of that region’s representation by market capitalization compared to the total market capitalization.
    For example: If North America’s total market value accounted for 50% of the entire region’s market value, then 50% of the stocks would be selected from North America.
  2. Within each region, the stocks were ranked according to their market capitalization. We then selected the number of stocks, based on highest market capitalization, for each region that corresponded to the weighting from the previous example.
  3. We then equally weighted all securities in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally 50 securities in this folio.

Update Frequency


If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.