Outstanding tracking error and low ownership costs make this fund a compelling option.
This is one of the broadest and cheapest funds in its Morningstar Category.
Some strategies don't benefit from a cap-weighted approach.
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund and iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF have large stakes in Chinese stocks, which holds them back from a higher rating.
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is an outstanding core foreign-stock fund.
Diversification has advantages for low-volatility strategies.
The lacking performance of these index funds is tied to foreign stock market indexes, but the low fee thesis is intact and investors should sit tight.
These funds look to cut back on risk, but differences in processes make some funds more appealing than others.
Hedging can help remove foreign currency risk from portfolios, but investors should consider the costs and tax implications.
This cheap foreign-stock fund effectively cuts back on risk.
Low-volatility strategies have different intended outcomes compared with value and profitability.
Developed-market indexes are less concentrated than they were 30 years ago.
Currency hedging comes with some trade-offs.
This solid value strategy can make some risky bets.
Not all value strategies are created equal.
An updated review of process and price led to some changes in these Morningstar Analyst Ratings.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation employs strict selection criteria to focus on high-quality stocks.
These three funds offer a respite from the heavy concentration on China in many emerging-markets portfolios.
Attempting to time changes in foreign-exchange rates hurts long-term performance.
Gold-rated Vanguard Total International Stock Index hasn't performed like its category, thanks to its geographic composition.
This is a compelling defensive equity strategy.
The case for indexing foreign stocks is still valid.
Uncomplicated, low-cost strategies are a better fit for most investors.
This foreign developed-markets portfolio captures a majority of the available market cap while reducing volatility.
iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF is on our radar with $900 million in assets after just more than one year.
A good process helps mitigate risk.
This fund covers the entire overseas investable market.
Emerging-markets index-tracking funds hold large stakes in Chinese stocks.
This is a strategic way to manage risks in emerging markets.
This value fund targets high-yield stocks and emphasizes large, stable firms.
Use caution when connecting market performance to economic growth.
Silver-rated Vanguard Total World Stock ETF is a cost-effective way for investors to access the entire global stock market.
As international-stock indexes become more diversified, these ETFs offer investors broad exposure to foreign equities.
The tax-efficient nature of ETFs continues to benefit investors.
This ETF provides defensive exposure to stocks listed in foreign developed markets.
Foreign small caps can be better diversifiers because they have closer ties to their local economies.
Before choosing a currency-hedged foreign-stock fund, it's important to understand the mechanics of hedging and the various outcomes that can occur.
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF combines heavy diversification with an ultralow fee.
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF provides investors with a heavily diversified portfolio at a rock-bottom fee.
Small-cap stocks are riskier than recent history suggests.
Small caps won't always outperform but small-cap index investing is something investors should consider, says Craig Lazzara of S&P Dow Jones Indices.
The so-so performance of the EAFE Index stems from its regional allocations and focus on large-caps.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation focuses on profitable firms that have consistently increased their dividend payments.
Bronze-rated Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation Index screens for stocks with consistent long-term dividend growth.
There is even more risk in emerging-markets stocks beyond currency fluctuations and local economic policies.
WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund invests in dividend paying stocks and screens for quality.
IShares MSCI Japan ETF is one of the best-diversified funds in the category, but performance has been lacking.
Market-cap weighting is often a good choice for indexing, but in some markets it may compromise diversification.
Silver-rated Schwab International Index is among the best diversified portfolios in its category.
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF is one of the cheapest and best-diversified funds in the category, but performance has been middling.