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Old 07-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #41
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7% of my measly 32% in equities is international.

I have a very conservative overall AA of 32/63/5.

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Old 07-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #42
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Early on in my investing life I too stayed away from international funds.

I guess the question that I ask is when international funds outperform domestic funds in a year, am I content to watch that play out? The answer for me is no. I want part of the action, as they say. So of my allocation is equities, I decided 40% of that goes in international and 60% goes in domestic. (Total allocation in equities decreases a little each year as I age).

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:32 PM   #43
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Thank you for answering my question, Braumeister.
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Simply to diversify the holdings. Some of my best returns in recent years have been from Canadian, Swiss, and Swedish securities. Their currencies have also been extremely strong against the dollar, and they're extremely stable countries. What's not to like?

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