ETF Research and Analysis

by Daniel Sotiroff
Suitability
Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF VPL is the cheapest fund in the diversified Pacific/Asia Morningstar Category. While its low fee is appealing, its portfolio heavily favors Japanese stocks, and it doesn't take advantage of the   Read more 

Bull Case

This portfolio includes small-cap stocks and effectively diversifies stock-specific risk.
The fund's market-cap-weighted approach mitigates turnover and the related trading costs.
The expense ratio is the lowest in its category. Read more 

Bear Case

The portfolio holds stocks from only six countries and is heavily skewed toward those from Japan.
The fund does not take any measures to hedge currency risk. Read more 

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