Compare Vanguard international funds

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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


Pending Changes

On September 24th, 2010, Vanguard announced that it will be changing the index tracked by the Total International fund to the MSCI All Country World ex USA Investable Market Index, and will be introducing five additional share classes with lower expense ratios for larger holdings.[2]

Vanguard Total International Share Classes
Share Class Minimum Balance Expense Ratio
Investor 0,000,00$3,000.00 0.32%
Admiral 0,000,0$10,000.00 0.20%
ETF N/A 0.20%
Signal TBD 0.20%
Institutional TBD 0.15%
Institutional Plus TBD 0.12%
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  2. https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insights/article/fund-announcement-09242010

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