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Old 02-25-2014, 08:30 AM   #21
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To be fair, I don't think any of us here have been continuous investors in this stuff since 1996.
That may be true, but dang, I've been 'in' for a couple of years and red is not a good color on my statement quarter after quarter after quarter...
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:13 AM   #22
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Here is part of the reason I felt it was more reliable to go the capitalization route split for international:




To be fair, I don't think any of us here have been continuous investors in this stuff since 1996. Still for my methods, I think I can capture more return with capitalization weighting my holdings (large vs mid) instead of slicing along developed and EM and maybe frontier. Still in a work in progress for all of us.
I'm not sure I follow. VINEX is an active fund with about 6% in emerging. It doesn't track the global cap weight of EM (~20%).
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This gives a good pictorial view of the recent performance of the class.

callan.periodic.pdf
Almost posted that...

In four of the past 20 years, the EM index was either first (8 times) or last (8 times). I'm ok with EM allocation of about 5%, but I know that many investors would not like the ride.
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It's worth remembering that emerging markets are not the same as emerging market stocks...

Granted, VWO, for instance, is heavily weighted to tech, banking, and extraction, but Taiwan Semi may perform differently than China or Korea as a whole.
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I'm not sure I follow. VINEX is an active fund with about 6% in emerging. It doesn't track the global cap weight of EM (~20%).
I'm just talking about how I slice/dice the international equities. To get a complete picture one would have to compare maybe large cap international + midcap international (LCI + MCI) to other ways of slicing like LCI + EM.

There are other midcap international choices such as SCZ (iShares MSCI Small cap) and SFILX (Schwab Fundamental Small Company).
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My EM is split into roughly equal value, growth, large, and small allocations. As well as my international and domestic. Slice and dice!
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