International Mutual Funds and ETFs – Wise Investments?

Are international mutual funds and ETFs a good idea? This video highlight summarizes the thoughts of two Vanguard professional fund managers

International Mutual Funds and ETFs – Video Highlights of Interview with Andrew Patterson and Scott Donaldson

  • Diversifying investments across different countries and regions can reduce investment volatility
  • Different ebbs and flows of investment returns in different countries can reduce overall portfolio volatility
  • This philosophy applies to both equity and stock markets
  • Investing internationally is more expensive than investing domestically
  • These portfolio managers suggest that at least 40% of equities and 30% fixed income should be invested outside the U.S.
  • This can be accomplished by investing in international mutual funds or international ETFs
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