When we look at the INR returns of various geographies over the last 10 years, there have been several geographies outperforming the Indian equity market returns while some of the best returns have been from investing in the U.S. markets. 2021 YTD returns on the S&P 500 index has been over 26% which is also higher than the BSE Sensex returns of 21% YTD 2021. So, global exposure helps Indian investors to maximize their portfolio returns with a diverse mix of geographies. A look at the image below will throw light on the INR returns over the last 10 years.
INR has depreciated against the USD over the last few years and when the Rupee depreciates the value of the foreign assets increases. This is also a reason why adding international stocks to the portfolios have largely benefitted Indian investors. The chart below shows the value of 100 which has changed over the last 10 years due to the depreciating rupee.