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U.S. Investment capital shows a preference for North American equity markets in November

In November, the assets of U.S. investors have flowed into North American equity markets more than stock markets anywhere else in the world.In November, the assets of U.S. investors have flowed into North American equity markets more than stock markets anywhere else in the world. Inflows into stocks in this region rose slightly less than 0.4 percent during the period when compared to 2010, Forbes reports. Research provided by EPFR Global and Barclays Capital indicates that these individuals divested some of their ownership in Western European and Japanese equities this month.

Emerging Asian markets were the second-largest destination for funds coming from these investors, according to the media outlet. Inflows into this region increased by 0.3 percent from the same time last year. Most of this influx went to China.

Latin American equity markets were the third-largest destination for U.S. investment funds, the media outlet reports. Inflows for this region rose 0.2 percent from the previous year, with most of this funding going to Brazil.

Although many developing markets offer lower labor costs and reduced costs in the form of regulation, one major factor that draws investment to the U.S. in political stability. The U.S. also houses the headquarters for more Fortune 500 firms than any other country in the world.

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