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Old 10-01-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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I was curious if anyone uses the Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX)?

I wanted to shift part of our portfolio more towards stocks and international. It seems like this fund has had a pretty good run. I know past performance...but was just curious what others thought of this fund.

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Old 10-01-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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I've got a portion of my portfolio invested in VHGEX. I chose this fund for my global investments when I ER'd 2 years ago. It has provided my absolute best returns over that 2 year period. . I know that won't always be the case.... but so far, so good!
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Although primarily an index guy, I've had about 2.5% of my money in it since 2001. Don't remember why I chose it, but there was probably a good reason.
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You might compare it to Oakmark Global. Be sure to look at the holdings of each as Oakmark invests in US stocks with global reach, not just foreign stocks.
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Although primarily an index guy, I've had about 2.5% of my money in it since 2001. Don't remember why I chose it, but there was probably a good reason.
Seems like you were right the first time and maybe you should have just stuck to your indexing principles. The EFA index has done as well or a bit better at lower cost and many of the other international indexes have done way better.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:19 PM   #6
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I was curious if anyone uses the Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX)?

I wanted to shift part of our portfolio more towards stocks and international. It seems like this fund has had a pretty good run. I know past performance...but was just curious what others thought of this fund.

Thanks,

Ted
I bought into this fund last year and has been happy with it. It's part of my "core" holdings. I sold VEIEX but kept VHGEX.
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