85 percent of those polled in the latest eToro survey said they do not invest in international assets. The research indicated that the main barrier is the limited access to information about them in Polish.
The main concerns mentioned by the respondents were: lack of knowledge on how to evaluate international assets (27 percent), insufficient knowledge of the English language (22 percent), and lack of knowledge about access to information (20 percent). 18 percent of Poles say they prefer to support Polish industries, and 11 percent admit that they know the Polish market better than the global one. 10 percent feel safer investing in assets, and finally, 12 percent of those polled believe that the costs of investing in foreign assets are too high.
"The global stock market offers great opportunities for investors thanks to its diversification. It is a pity that Poles invest in the global market much less often than other nations. This is slowly changing, however, and the number of investors who own Apple or Amazon shares is growing every year," Paweł Majtkowski, an eToro analyst, said.