I feel your pain. Starting in January 2014, I started buying a lot of VTMGX to bring my AA up to 20% foreign stocks. VTMGX lost 5.2% this year. But since I decided to DCA into the fund over 11 months, my personal rate of return was -8%.
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PS. The dividend yield on VXUS is 3.4% as of today. The risk of getting yield here is a lot higher than utilities ... International oil and gas holdings - petrobras. Shell etc have taken it on the chin hammering this international basket of stocks.
Will be interesting to see oil patch dividend cuts & Impact VXUS yield and by how much...
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