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Old 08-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #21
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One of their newer ETFs is the International Smallcap Dividend Fund (DLS).
I must say that I am invested in PID because of this forum and your comments (after my own DD; PID has done quite well for me). Thanks for the comment about DLS -- although the name is a bit oxymoronic.
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Re: International or Emerging market
Old 08-17-2006, 06:23 AM   #22
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I've found below chart interesting - PE's etc for various markets, developed and emerging:

http://www.globalindices.standardand...ntal?index=BMI

There's not much of a spread between PEs of emerging and developed markets - a year ago there was a much bigger delta (which there should to compensate for the risk).

I've got about 50% of my equities portion in international - stuff I bought 5-10 years ago when I couldn't sleep with US valuations. The country and currency diversification helps me sleep better at night.........
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Thanks for all the good information, it definately got me thinking about how each peice of the port. fits in with each other. I decided to go with EEM and EFA instead of Dodge Cox so that I can better control the asset allocation. When I get truly lazy retired I'll move to one fund that provides EM and int'l in one fund. For now I have enough energy and interest to track them both.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:55 AM   #24
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Arif,
Sounds like you've got your funds/ETFs picked-- FWIW, here are the ones I use personally:

Asset Class: Int'l Small
VG Intl Explorer
DFISX
DISVX

Asset Class: Int'l Large
DFIVX
VG Pacific Index
VG Europe index
VG Health (a portion of this fund is International)

Asset Class: Emerging Mkts
VEIEX
DEMSX
DFEVX
DFEMX


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FWIW, here are the ones I use personally:

Asset Class: Int'l Small
VG Intl Explorer
DFISX
DISVX
That's a nice set of smallcap international funds that mere mortals cannot invest in.
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That's a nice set of smallcap international funds that mere mortals cannot invest in.
May be these funds will be openned soon. Meanwhile, if one can afford paying a fee to a financial advisor, DFA international funds are worth considering.
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May be these funds will be openned soon. Meanwhile, if one can afford paying a fee to a financial advisor, DFA international funds are worth considering.
Don't count on them being open to the public soon or ever. Thankfully I can invest in them through work, but I will tell you they are never going retail.

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Old 08-17-2006, 04:33 PM   #28
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We've uncovered a DFA-enabled advisor who charges very down-to-earth fees, if people want to get into those funds. Evanson Asset Management - www.evansonasset.com has fees starting around $500 a year, and the high minimum investment limits on those funds are all waived. I agree with Saluki, though, that there is no hint that DFA will go 'retail' any time soon.
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As long as you don't require too many ancillary services, Evanson is a good operation

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since may i have been short term trading eem..its very volatile and thinly traded at times....there have been times my limit orders have actually moved the stock up or down to where i set it......
there were days it moved 5% ...so far i have done great popping in and out...another good one i short term trade is rwr the real estate reit index etf......except for those 2 and my commodities funds im basically a long term fund investor......but those funds above are more about timing the market than time in the market
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