Top 5 Popular International Stock Mutual Fund

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With USA economy is cooling down or at least is slow down, everyone will look at growing sector or market to invest. One of these markets is International stock sector. The funds are American Funds Europacific Growth, American Funds Capital World G/I, Dodge & Cox International, Fidelity Diversified International, Harbor International, Vanguard Total International Stock Index.

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The following is top 5 International stock mutual funds plus 1 in term of asset according to MorningStar. What I like is usually big asset is equal to big confident by investor or institutional money to invest in this fund. I also like most of these asset managers as they are well known to many investors. Looking at this list, you will find 2 American Funds mutual funds on this top 6 list.

American Funds Europacific Growth, AEPGX

American Funds family is very famous in various 401k accounts and compare to other international stock mutual fund EuroPacific Growth has almost double or triple from other competitor mutual funds. This fund is part of actively managed mutual funds. The fund's investment objective is to provide long-term growth of capital.

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of issuers in Europe and the Pacific Basin that the investment adviser believes have the potential for growth. If you choose this fund, please note that some fund classes have a front end sales load of 5.75%. The fund is managed by a lead manager, Stephen E. Bepler as well as portfolio counselors since 1984.

American Funds Capital World G/I, CWGIX

American Funds Capital World Growth and Income Fund is known for its slow and steady growth. The fund has focus on long-term capital growth and is providing income through consistent dividend since its 1993 inception. It has low expenses and volatility compare to other international stock mutual funds. If you choose this fund, please note that some fund classes have a front end sales load of 5.75%. The fund is managed by a lead manager, Stephen E. Bepler as well as portfolio counselors since 1993.

Dodge & Cox International, DODFX

The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-U.S. companies from at least three different foreign countries such as emerging markets.

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The Fund invests primarily in medium-to-large well established companies based on standards of the applicable market. The fund is managed by a lead manager, Diana A. Strandberg, since 2001.

Fidelity Diversified International, FDIVX

Fidelity Diversified International invests in a wide-ranging mix of stocks from countries throughout the world.  The lead manager is William Bower since 2001. There is no front end sales load & is part of No Transaction Fee fund. The expense ratio is 1.01% for this class (FDIVX). It is currently a Fidelity Fund Pick.

Harbor International, HIINX

The Harbor International fund investment seeks long-term total return of capital growth. The fund invests primarily (no less than 65% of total assets) in common and preferred stocks of foreign companies that have market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion, including those located in emerging market countries.The fund is managed by Hakan E. Castegren since its inception on 1987. There is no front end sales load for this mutual fund. The Harbor International Fund (HIINX) has 1.20% expense ratio and 0.25% Max 12b1 fee.

Vanguard Total International Stock Index, VGTSX

Vanguard Total International Stock investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in Europe, the Pacific region, and emerging markets countries. The fund is passively managed by Michael Perre since 2008.
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