Don’t let peer pressure or recency bias push you into international investing. : Say, you are an alien and you just landed in Mumbai. You blended in, think Men In Black, and have now come into some money by commercializing some alien technology. How would you deploy that money? Being unencumbered by the lottery of birth or any nationality on earth, you would want to buy the MSCI Global index—we all know that “smart aliens" invest in the index. That would be about 66% invested in the US markets and around 1% in the Indian markets.