The Fed and How It Got That Way Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does. Share | Related Content Events on Wall Street Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals. Global vs. International: What’s The Difference? International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks. 5 Smart Investing Principles Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.