Best Vanguard Funds for an International Rally: Vanguard Total International Stock Index (VGTSX)
Minimum Initial Investment: $3,000
If you want to take advantage of a rally for international stocks but still keep an eye for the long-term with a low-cost, diversified index fund, you won’t likely find better than Vanguard Total International Stock Index (MUTF:VGTSX).
VGTSX passively tracks the FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index, which covers the entire stock market outside of the U.S. This means shareholders get access to more than 6,000 international stocks.
The index is cap-weighted, which means top holdings are international large-caps like Nestle (OTCMKTS:NSRGF), Samsung (OTCMKTS:SSNLF), and Royal Dutch Shell (OTCMKTS:RYDBF), but the VGTSX portfolio also includes small- and mid-cap international stocks.