Best Vanguard Funds for an International Rally: Vanguard International Explorer (VINEX)
Expenses: 0.41%, or $41 annually per every $10,000 invested
Minimum Initial Investment: $3,000
Investors looking for an aggressive-growth international stock fund will like what they see in Vanguard International Explorer (MUTF:VINEX).
VINEX invests primarily in developed markets, but the higher relative risk and potential for higher returns comes from the focus on smaller overseas companies like Nippon Shinyaku Co. Ltd. (OTCMKTS:NPPNY), Ubisoft Entertainment SA (OTCMKTS:UBSFF), and Anima Holding (OTCMKTS:ANNMF).
Since the portfolio only holds about 10% emerging markets stocks and the extra growth potential comes from small- and mid-cap international stocks, it’s possible that VINEX is in the sweet spot of risk and return for 2017 and for the long run.