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Data Deluge: A Structural Growth Story

Highlights

  • Internet data traffic is growing, despite a challenging macroeconomic environment
  • Ubiquity of smartphones and tablets has made it even easier to access the Internet
  • International Growth Fund invests in high quality overseas firms positioned for long-term growth

Investors’ search for growth today has been an arduous one, mired down by macroeconomic uncertainties and volatility. As investors seek to generate growth, technology compa¬nies are attractive to a point, but they also display wide cyclicality. By investing in technology companies whose earnings are underpinned by structural growth, such as the undeniably growing data deluge, investors can access long-term growth potential with possibly less volatility.

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund seeks to provide access to stocks of high quality overseas companies that the Fund’s management believes are positioned for strong growth over the long term including firms that benefit from the data deluge.

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