ETF Research and Analysis

by Daniel Sotiroff
Suitability
Vanguard FTSE Pacific provides cheap, market-cap-weighted exposure to developed-markets Pacific Rim stocks. This causes Japanese stocks to dominate the portfolio, limiting the fund’s appeal. However, the fund’s cost advantage   Read more 

Bull Case

The portfolio is diversified across 2,200 developed-market companies and includes small-cap stocks.
The expense ratio and turnover are both among the lowest in the diversified Pacific/Asia stock category. Read more 

Bear Case

The portfolio holds stocks from only six countries and is heavily skewed toward those from Japan. The performance of Japan will have a significant impact on the fund’s performance.
The fund does not take any measures to hedge against currency risk. Read more 

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