Investor Education

A Worldwide Approach to Growth Investing

If you’re looking for strong growth opportunities to fund your long-term goals, where would you look? The United States? Europe? Japan? One answer may be all three. A better answer may be the entire world.

The U.S. is one of the major investment markets, but it’s far from the only one. In fact, the majority of investment opportunities today exist overseas, with the U.S. accounting for less than 40% of the world’s total market capitalization.*

Global Stock Fund Invests in Companies, Not Countries
Global Stock Fund from Dreyfus looks to find the best growth-oriented companies, wherever they are located. The managers do not focus on specific countries or certain sectors or industries, because they do not believe this drives wealth generation – owning the best performing companies does.

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Seeking the Best Growth Opportunities – In the U.S. and Around the World
The fund managers’ investment philosophy is simple and straightforward – to maintain and enhance an investor’s purchasing power over time. In order to accomplish this, they invest in companies – in the U.S. and abroad – that they believe provide proven records of growth, and that can continue this growth into the future. Of course, investing in foreign companies involves additional risks, but a long-term investment horizon can help you manage these risks.

If you’re interested in diversifying your portfolio globally, speak to a Dreyfus Representative at 1-800-443-9794 about Global Stock Fund.


Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

Main Risks
Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund’s prospectus.

Investing internationally involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic and social instability, a lack of comprehensive company information, differing auditing and legal standards and less market liquidity. These risks are generally greater with emerging market countries than with more economically and politically established foreign countries.

*Source: Bloomberg, as of 12/31/12.