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Old 04-04-2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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What fund or ETF do you use for your international equity component?

Putting both non-taxable and taxable equity portfolios together ...

Can do via Vanguard or Fidelity or hold funds or ETFs in either location, I think.

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Old 04-04-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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I use VEA (all developed markets) and VWO (emerging markets).
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I use VTIAX (Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares) both in taxable and non-taxable.
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BlackRock has one for developed international for if you want to tilt away from Europe (EPP - iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF). It also avoids Japan. Many of the countries represented have high level of economic freedom, which might be a consideration when making up your international component.
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It depends on the investing spaces you have, and how much in each.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:24 PM   #6
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VTI and VXUS.

Of course, your definition of international and mine will be different...
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I use DFVQX, VTMGX for developed, and DFCEX for emerging mkts
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SCHE for emerging markets
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What fund or ETF do you use for your international equity component?
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What fund or ETF do you use for your international equity component?

Veu, vss, vwo
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VTIAX in my taxable and a Blackrock MSCI ACWI Index fund (actually a collective investment trust) in my 401k.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:39 AM   #16
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Thanks, All ...I'm going to collate the responses today and see if there is a common theme I can construct my component using Fidelity funds. Spent some time yesterday starting spreadsheet trying to align Vanguard and Fidelity funds.

Thanks, again!!
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I use VTIAX and VFWIX interchangeably.... have sold one for a tax loss and bought the other.
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Why look for a common theme?

FWIW I use vfwax for large cap international and vinex for small cap international. My allocation to these is 40/60.
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Common themes are important if you believe that smart people will make somewhat the same good choices with their money ...then, given a large enough data set of those smart people, patterns begin to emerge.
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