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These are Vanguard's four broad international index funds.  Any of the four is a good core international holding, and all four are eligible for the [[foreign tax credit]], should have very low capital gains, and are thus suitable for taxable accounts.  You might also hold Vanguard Emerging Markets Index Fund if you hold one of the funds which has no emerging markets.
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These are Vanguard's four broad international index funds.  Any of the four is a good core international holding, and all four are eligible for the [[foreign tax credit]], should have very low capital gains, and are thus suitable for taxable accounts.  You might also add Vanguard Emerging Markets Index Fund if you hold one of the funds which has no emerging markets, and Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex-US Small-Cap Fund if you hold one of the funds which has no small-caps.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:50, 26 September 2010

Template:International Stocks Sidebar Template:UpdateNeeded These are Vanguard's four broad international index funds. Any of the four is a good core international holding, and all four are eligible for the foreign tax credit, should have very low capital gains, and are thus suitable for taxable accounts. You might also add Vanguard Emerging Markets Index Fund if you hold one of the funds which has no emerging markets, and Vanguard FTSE All-World Ex-US Small-Cap Fund if you hold one of the funds which has no small-caps.

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Vanguard Tax-Managed International Fund Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund
Symbol VFWIX VGTSX VTMGX VDMIX
ETF ticker VEU n/a VEA n/a
Europe[1] 46.8% 50.1% 65.7% 65.7%
Pacific[1] 23.5% 26.2% 34.3% 34.3%
Emerging Mkts[1] 23.8% 23.7% 0.0% 0.0%
North America[1] 5.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Inception Date 3/8/2007 4/29/1996 8/17/1999 8/5/2000
Initial Amount $3,000 $3,000 $10,000 $3,000
Expense Ratio 0.40% 0.34% 0.20% 0.29%
ETF Expense Ratio 0.25% n/a 0.16% n/a
2009 Qualified Dividends 76.55% 69.75% 100% 69.51%
Purchase fee 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Redemption fee 2% if held < 2 mos 2% if held < 2 mos 1% if held < 5 yrs 2% if held < 2 mos
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 All Holdings as of 1/31/2010 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "first" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "first" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "first" defined multiple times with different content

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