Friends With Money #119: Why you should be investing in U.S. stocks


Should you be investing in the US stock market?

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Michelle Baltazar chats with Tim Townsend, professional financial advisor and a founding partner of Townsend Cobain, about the value of diversifying your portfolio by investing in the U.S. market. They discuss:

  • Why invest in US shares?
  • What should I be looking for?
  • Are ETFs a good investment?

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Michelle Baltazar is editor-in-chief of Money magazine and an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. She has worked at media companies including BRW, Shares Magazine (London) and industry newspaper Financial Standard, and has written about superannuation, wealth management, investment technology and financial advice.

Tim Townsend is one of the two founding partners of TownsendCobain Private Wealth Partners. With more than 30 years of experience in the finance industry, he has specialised in financial planning. Tim established Outlook Financial Planning, a financial planning practice based in a credit union. He then served as national manager of financial planning for Perpetual Private Clients, and later CEO of WHK Financial Planning, and an advising Principal of WHK Melbourne. He is a Certified Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Association of Australia, and holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.