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'Experience is essential when it comes to investing in the US'

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As millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, Darius McDermott explores the best ways to invest in US markets...

For children growing up in the 1980s, their earliest impressions of America are likely to have been forged by the hugely popular TV programmes and films of that era. There was the glitz of Dallas, the excitement of The A-Team and the glamour of Baywatch, while action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled Hollywood. The US was the land of opportunity, somewhere that dreams could come true as long as you were driven and worked hard - and its stock markets illustrated the point. Research by FTSE Russell branded the 80s a "time of dynamism" for US equity markets, with falling interest r...

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