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 The U.S. stock market, especially the S&P 500, has witnessed a strong trailing year of outperformance, which is a draw for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios. 

 Largely responsible for this accomplishment are a select few mega-cap stocks in the communication and technology sectors. 

 Largely responsible for this accomplishment are a select few mega-cap stocks in the communication and technology sectors. 

 But on a worldwide scale, the S&P 500's outstanding performance wasn't unrivaled. 

 Surprisingly, a dark horse emerged from Japan, where the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index outperformed the S&P 500 during the trailing year,,, 

 climbing 34.5% in price against the S&P 500's 22.9% return. This occurred on February 9, 2023, to February 9, 2024. 

 In doing so, the Nikkei 225 Index was able to end a prolonged period of stagnation that lasted for more than ten years and started in December 1989. 

 This astounding recovery demonstrates the potential that exists outside of the US market. 

 But this performance is more important than just the stats. It emphasizes a crucial lesson for investors: Strictly concentrating on assets based in the United States may result in lost possibilities. 

 According to Kirk Kinder, founder and president of Picket Fence Financial, "the ex-U.S. 

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