Reasons to Boost Your Foreign-Stock Exposure w Two ETFs

4 reasons to boost your foreign-stock exposure

.... many foreign markets are cheaper than U.S. stocks based on market yardsticks such as price/earnings ratios, dividend yields and price-to-book value.
Comment: Quotes: IXUS, VXUS


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    Detail on VXUS



    iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) is on the commission-free list. IXUS includes emerging markets and international small caps. It’s a well-rounded fund, except it’s too new. Asset size and trading volumes are very low. Fidelity’s open-end fund Spartan Global ex U.S. Index Fund (FSGDX) includes both developed and emerging markets but it does not include international small caps.

    For a large one-time purchase, I would pay $8 and get Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS). For smaller regular purchases, I would buy the open-end fund FSGDX.

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