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Old 09-11-2015, 12:00 AM   #41
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Truth be told, the latest is Ferri is looking to go even higher than 30% now. His latest position can be found here: My Expected Investment Changes in 2015

I guess, more to your point, right? Per my comments already made, I agree with him.
Thanks for the link. It sounds logical as a possible turning point to justify an increased position. Of course like all financial pundits, it is speculation on his part into the future defaults of these emerging markets, which may or may not come to pass in the next year. But sounds reasonable.
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Originally Posted by big-papa View Post
It begins to get a little complex when so many US companies have significant foreign operations already. Additionally, some indices already have some non-US stock holdings.
That's why I don't worry about having "only" 20% of equities in foreign companies. What I have is enough that I usually rebalance between the two each year - i.e. there is enough difference in performance that one is trimmed to add to the other and which outperforms switches most years.
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And also why VG says that as long as you have at least 20% exposure you're good to go, volatility-wise. Much less incremental benefit once you go past that point.
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