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Showing posts with label international stock fund. Show all posts

FMI International Fund (FMIJX)

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FMI International Fund (FMIJX) is one of the best stock mutual funds. This mutual fund has delivered consistent performance. This equity mutual fund is popular among investors.

FMI International Fund (FMIJX) Profile

This FMI International Fund objective is to provide capital appreciation. The fund manager will invest mainly in a limited number of large capitalization (namely, companies with more than $5 billion market capitalization at the time of initial purchase) value stocks of foreign companies (also referred to as non-U.S. companies).

This FMI fund typically invests at least 65% of its total assets in the equity securities of non-U.S. companies. The majority of the fund's investments will be in companies that have global operations rather than in companies whose business is limited to a particular country or geographic region. The fund is non-diversified.

FMIJX Fund Details

    FMI International Fund (FMIJX)
  • Fund Inception Date: December 2010
  • Ticker Symbol: FMIJX
  • CUSIP: 302933304
  • Fund Manager: FMI Funds Inc
  • Net Assets: $7.9 Billion
  • Beta (3yr): 0.47
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 2.81%
  • Expense Fee: 0.94%
  • Min to Invest: $2,500
  • Capital Gains: N/A
  • Number of Years Up: 5 years

Fidelity International Growth Fund (FIGFX)

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Fidelity International Growth Fund (FIGFX) is a popular international stock mutual fund. This mutual fund is provide a decent dividend yield to investors.

Fidelity International Growth Fund (FIGFX) Profile

This Fidelity International Growth Fund (FIGFX) objective is to provide long-term capital growth. This mutual fund invests mainly in non-U.S. companies with growth potential. It also invests in emerging markets.

FIGFX Fund Profile

    Fidelity International Growth Fund (FIGFX)
  • Fund Inception Date: October 31, 2007
  • Ticker Symbol: FIGFX
  • CUSIP: 06828M884
  • Fund Manager: Jed Weiss
  • Net Assets: $1.9 Billion
  • Beta (3yr): 0.78
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 1.09%
  • Expense Fee: 0.99%
  • Min to Invest: $2,500

Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX)

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Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX) is one of the best emerging markets stock mutual funds. This mutual fund is popular among investors.

Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX) Profile

This Baron Emerging Markets Fund objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation. This mutual fund invests mainly in non-U.S. companies of all sizes with significant growth potential.
The majority of investments are in companies domiciled in developing countries, and the Fund may invest up to 20% in companies in developed and frontier countries. It is a diversified mutual fund.

BEXFX Profile

    Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX)
  • Fund Inception Date: December 30, 2010
  • Ticker Symbol: BEXFX
  • CUSIP: 06828M884
  • Fund Manager: Michael Kass
  • Net Assets: $3.3 Billion
  • Beta (3yr): 0.77
  • Category: Diversified Emerging Markets
  • Yield: 0.13%
  • Expense Fee: 1.38%
  • Min to Invest: $2,000
  • Capital Gains: N/A
  • Number of Years Up: 4 years

T Rowe Price Overseas Stock Fund (TROSX)

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T Rowe Price Overseas Stock Fund (TROSX) is a popular international stock mutual fund. It invests mainly in stocks of non-U.S companies. The fund objective is to provide capital growth.

This TRP fund utilizes its assets to purchase stocks of companies located in developed countries such as Germany, Spain, UK, Japan, etc. It may also invest in emerging markets around the world. Typically, the companies are considered as large cap companies. The fund manager is Raymond A. Mills.

This foreign large blend fund has $10.9 billion of assets. It has a decent dividend yield of 2.67%. The expense fee is only 0.84%. The current share price is $10.11. This T Rowe Price Overseas Stock fund has no sales load.

TROSX Fund Profile

    T Rowe Price Overseas Stock Fund (TROSX)
  • Fund Inception Date: 12/29/2006
  • Ticker Symbol: TROSX
  • CUSIP: 
  • Beta (3yr): 0.90
  • Rank in category (YTD): 47%
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Distribution Yield: 2.67%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.84%
  • Net Assets: $ 10.9 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 5 years
  • Number of Years Down: 3 years

Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund (DODWX)

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Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund (DODWX) is a popular international stock mutual fund. This equity fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by companies from at least three different countries, including emerging markets countries.

This Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund utilizes its assets to purchase 40% of its total assets in securities of non-U.S. companies and will invest at least 80% of its total assets in common stocks, preferred stocks, certain securities convertible into common stocks. The fund objective is to provide long-term growth of principal and income.

DODWX Fund Profile

    Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund | DODWX
  • Fund Inception Date: 05/01/2008
  • Ticker Symbol: DODWX
  • CUSIP: 256206202
  • Beta (3yr): 0.79
  • Rank in category (YTD): 65%
  • Category: World Stock
  • Distribution Yield: 1.24%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.65%
  • Net Assets: $ 6.2 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 5 years
  • Number of Years Down: 1 year

Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)

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Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX) is a popular mutual fund. This fund invests mainly in non-US stocks. It invests in different countries and regions. The fund objective is to provide capital growth.

This Fidelity fund has a yield of 1.03%. The fund manager is William Bower since 2001. Total net assets are $25.9 billion. Its expense fee is 0.92%. The portfolio turnover rate is 39%. The current NAV is $38.90. This no load fund is open for new investors.

FDIVX Fund Profile

    Fidelity Diversified International Fund | FDIVX
  • Fund Inception Date: 12/27/1991
  • Ticker Symbol: FDIVX
  • CUSIP: 315910802
  • Beta (3yr): 0.89
  • Rank in category (YTD): 46%
  • Category: Foreign Large Growth
  • Distribution Yield: 1.03%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.92%
  • Net Assets: $ 25.9 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 16 years
  • Number of Years Down: 7 years

Artisan International Fund (ARTIX)

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Artisan International Fund (ARTIX) is a popular international stock mutual fund. This equity fund invests in non US stocks located in developed markets. It may invest in emerging and less developed markets.

This best fund is managed by Mark L. Yockey, Andrew J. Euretig, and Charles-Henri Hamker. The current dividend yield is 0.73%. The annual expense ratio fee is 1.17%. The portfolio turnover rate is 46%. The current total net assets are $19 billion.

ARTIX Fund Profile

    Artisan International Fund (ARTIX)
  • Fund Inception Date: 12/28/195
  • Ticker Symbol: ARTIX
  • CUSIP: 04314H204
  • Beta (3yr): 0.87
  • Rank in category (YTD): 83%
  • Category: Foreign Large Growth
  • Distribution Yield: 0.73%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 1.17%
  • Net Assets: $ 19.58 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 13 years
  • Number of Years Down: 6 years

Top Performing Japan Stock ETFs 2015

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See top performing Japan stock ETFs 2015. Best exchange traded funds are iShares MSCI Japan Minimum Volatility ETF, WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF, etc.

Best Japan Stock ETFs in 2015

Japanese stock ETFs are investing mainly in stocks of Japanese companies. Some of these investment funds may invest in certain sector such as health, financial. These ETFs also can invest in small, medium, and large companies.

These top Japanese stock ETFs are selected based on its year to date return in 2015. You can find expense ratio fee, portfolio turnover rate, management or index approach, performance, etc. You can find the fund review and comparison below.

Japan Stock ETFsTop performing Japan stock ETFs 2015 are:
  1. WisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care ETF (DXJH)
  2. WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials ETF (DXJF)
  3. WisdomTree Jpn Hdgd Tech,Media&Telec ETF (DXJT)
  4. iShares MSCI Japan Minimum Volatility (JPMV)
  5. WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ)
  6. SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan ETF (JPP)

Best Emerging Markets Stock Mutual Funds 2015

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See best emerging markets stock mutual funds 2015. Top funds are William Blair Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund, HSBC Frontier Markets Fund, etc.

Top Performing Equity Funds

Diversified emerging markets stock mutual funds are part of international stock funds. These funds use their assets to purchase stocks of developing countries. These countries are located in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Far East, and Asia. Some of popular emerging market countries are China, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, etc.

From this best performing funds list, you may find each individual fund review. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and yield or dividend. The list is sorted based on its 3 years return up to May 1, 2015.
Best Emerging Markets Stock Mutual Funds
Best emerging markets stock mutual funds 2015 are:
  1. William Blair Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund (WESNX)
  2. City National Rochdale Emerging Markets Fund (RIMIX)
  3. HSBC Frontier Markets Fund (HSFAX)
  4. Driehaus Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund (DRESX)
  5. Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund (WAFMX)
  6. Seafarer Overseas Growth and Income Fund (SFGIX)
  7. Baron Emerging Markets Fund (BEXFX)
  8. Harding Loevner Frontier Emerging Markets Fund (HLFMX)

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

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Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) is an index exchange traded fund. This ETF invests mainly in stocks of developed equity markets excluding the U.S. and Canada.

This international stock fund invests mainly in stocks of large- and mid-capitalization companies in developed equity markets excluding the U.S. and Canada. This index fund has low expense fee.

VEA Fund Details

    Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)
  • Fund Inception Date: 07/20/2007
  • Ticker Symbol: VEA
  • CUSIP: 921943858
  • Rank in category (YTD): 37%
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 2.76%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.07%
  • Total Assets: $ 53.59 billion

Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX)

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Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX) is an actively managed international stock mutual fund. This mutual fund invests in 800-plus stocks from more than 20 countries around the world. It may invest in US, Europe, emerging markets, pacific, Middle East, etc.

VHGEX Fund Profile

    Vanguard Global Equity Fund (VHGEX)
  • Fund Inception Date: 08/14/1995
  • Ticker Symbol: VHGEX
  • CUSIP: 922038203
  • Beta (3yr): 0.79
  • Rank in category (YTD): 65%
  • Category: World Stock
  • Distribution Yield: 1.58%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.61%
  • Net Assets: $ 4.4 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 14 years
  • Number of Years Down: 5 year

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)

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Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) is an international stock exchange traded fund. This index ETF invests in non-US stocks of developed countries.

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF invests its assets to buy stocks of companies across developed and emerging non-U.S. equity markets around the world. This fund will invest in companies located in Japan, UK, Canada, Germany, and more. This equity fund is tracking the return of the FTSE All-World ex US Index.

VEU Fund Profile

    Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/02/2007
  • Ticker Symbol: VEU
  • CUSIP: 922042775
  • Rank in category (YTD): -
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 2.69%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.11%
  • Total Assets: $ 18.29 billion

Top Performing Emerging Markets Stock Closed End Funds 2015

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Investor can invest in emerging markets sector through ETF (exchange traded fund), mutual fund, stock, bond, and CEF (closed end fund). This article will look into the emerging markets stock closed end fund investment especially the best performing funds.

The emerging markets CEFs focus its investment in companies located in emerging markets region. These countries are Brazil, India, China, Turkey, South Africa, etc. Typically, the funds have higher growth rate than the developed countries fund such as US or European.

The top performing list is sorted based on its 1 year performance (up to 02/25/2015). You can find the fund review, performance, expense ratio, dividend yield, fund’s NAV, management, leverage, fund’s sponsor, premium/discount info, etc.

Top performing emerging markets stock closed end funds 2015 are:
    Top Emerging Markets Stock Closed End Funds
  1. Turkish Investment Fund (TKF)
  2. Aberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund (ETF)
  3. Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (EMF)
  4. MS Emerging Markets Fund (MSF)
  5. Voya Emerging Market High Dividend Fund (IHD)
  6. MS Eastern Europe Fund (RNE)
  7. Central Europe Russia & Turkey Fund (CEE)

Best Performing Foreign Large Value Mutual Funds 2015

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Foreign large value mutual funds utilize its assets to purchase big international stocks that are less expensive or growing more slowly than other large-cap stocks. It invests in developed countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Japan, etc.

Value is defined based on low valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and slow growth (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow). These portfolios typically will have less than 20% of assets invested in U.S. stocks.

Top Mutual Funds

Foreign Large Value Mutual FundsThese Foreign Large Value funds are sorted based on its 1 year total return. These mutual funds may be ranked as the best funds in this category. I have provided the fund review information such as yield, management, objective, expense ratio fee, holdings, top sectors, etc.

Best performing foreign large value mutual funds 2015 are:
  1. Laudus Mondrian International Equity Fund (LIEQX)
  2. Invesco International Core Equity Fund (IBVAX)
  3. Henderson Global Equity Income Fund (HFQAX)
  4. Delaware Pooled International Equity Fund (DPIEX)
  5. Tweedy, Browne Global Value Fund (TBGVX)

Top Performing China Region ETFs 2015

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China region ETFs have a great year for the past 1 year. These exchange traded funds are investing mainly in stocks of companies located in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Some fund may invest in certain sectors such as financial, industrial, commodity, etc.

Best Equity Funds

These top performing China region funds are selected based on its 1 year total return in 2014. Unlike mutual fund, these exchange traded funds don’t have a sales load or a transaction fee. You can find the fund review and other fund information below such as the yield, expense ratio, top holdings, top sectors, etc.

Top performing China region ETFs 2015 are:
    Top China ETFs
  1. PowerShares China A-Share ETF (CHNA)
  2. Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF (PEK)
  3. Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI300 CHN A (ASHR)
  4. Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX)
  5. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

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Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) is an international stock exchange traded fund. This index ETF uses its assets to purchase stocks of companies located in major markets of Europe. This fund will invest in companies located in Austria France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and more.


This equity fund is tracking the return of the FTSE Developed Europe Index since 2013, before it is tracking MSCI Europe Index. This equity fund has high potential for growth, but also high risk.

VGK Fund Profile

    Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/04/2005
  • Ticker Symbol: VGK
  • CUSIP: 922042874
  • Rank in category (YTD): 37%
  • Category: Europe Stock
  • Yield: 3.16%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.10%
  • Total Assets: $ 14.0 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 28%
Updated May 2017

The fund manager is Gerard C. O'Reilly since 2008. It has a low expense fee of 0.10%. The current dividend yield is 4.28%. The share price is valued at $53.68. This popular ETF has large assets of $18 billion.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is a popular exchange traded fund. This equity fund invests most of its assets in emerging markets, especially in stocks of large and mid-sized companies.

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF objective is to provide long term growth. Emerging markets countries may include China, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Russia, etc.

EEM Fund Details

    iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)
  • Fund Inception Date: 04/07/2003
  • Ticker Symbol: EEM
  • CUSIP: 464287234
  • Rank in category (YTD): 57%
  • Category: Diversified Emerging Markets
  • Yield: 1.66%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.72%
  • Total Assets: $ 31.41 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 22%
Updated May 2017

This equity ETF provide convenient access to 800+ emerging market stocks. The expense fee is 0.67%. The current share value is $41.76. The dividend yield is 1.67%.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) is an international stock exchange traded fund. This index ETF uses its assets to purchase stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world, such as China, Brazil, Taiwan, and South Africa. This equity fund is tracking the return of the FTSE Emerging Index.

This equity fund has high potential for growth, but also high risk; share value may swing up and down more than that of stock funds that invest in developed countries, including the United States. This Vanguard fund is previously known as Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF.

VWO Fund Profile

    Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/04/2005
  • Ticker Symbol: VWO
  • CUSIP: 922042858
  • Rank in category (YTD): 20%
  • Category: Diversified Emerging Markets
  • Yield: 2.27%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.14%

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)

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iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) is an index stock exchange traded fund. This popular ETF utilizes its assets to purchase a broad range of companies in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Far East. The fund objective is to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization developed market equities, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

EFA Fund Details

    iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
  • Fund Inception Date: 08/14/2001
  • Ticker Symbol: EFA
  • CUSIP: 464287465
  • Rank in category (YTD): 23%
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 2.78%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.33%
  • Total Assets: $ 71.86 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 3%
This equity ETF provide convenient access to 900+ EAFE stocks. The expense fee is 0.34%. The current share value is $65.99. The dividend yield is 3.34%. This popular ETF has total assets of $54billion. It has a low portfolio turnover rate of 3%.

Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund (VDVIX)

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Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund (VDVIX) is an index mutual fund. It uses its assets to purchase stocks of companies located in developed foreign markets. These companies are located in Europe, Asia, and Australia, which make up about 75% of the non-U.S. equity market.

VDVIX Fund Profile

    Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund (VDVIX)
  • Fund Inception Date: 12/19/2013
  • Ticker Symbol: VDVIX
  • CUSIP: 92206J107
  • Beta (3yr): 0.96
  • Rank in category (YTD): 22%
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Distribution Yield: -
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.20%
  • Net Assets: $ 46.2 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 0 year
  • Number of Years Down: 0 year
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 13%

Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund Information

The fund advisor is Vanguard Equity Investment Group. It is managed by Christine D. Franquin. This foreign large blend mutual fund is tracking the FTSE Developed ex North America Index. The expense ratio fee is only 0.20%. This investor class has 1,369 holdings.