The goal of international funds is not that you can outperform any other allocation. It is to diversify, so you have asset preservation.
The only way to match the S&P on a consistent basis, is to hold the S&P. You will not be able to trade around to get the highest yielding asset class on a consistent basis.
You can beat the S&P regularly, with continued investments in it, especially when there is a slight dip. This year, should be easier to beat it, assuming no major plunge.
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016
at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!