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ETF Research and Analysis

by Patricia Oey
Vanguard FTSE Pacific provides broad, cap-weighted exposure to Japan, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Many Japanese and South Korean firms are global cyclicals in the industrial, consumer, and technology   Read more 

Bull Case

Relatively stronger GDP growth in Asia may drive revenue growth for a number of companies in this fund over the long run.
VPL's holdings are domiciled in countries with well-developed financial systems and strong commercial laws.
This fund has a dividend yield of around 3%. Read more 

Bear Case

Many of the companies in this fund are export-dependent. A slow global growth environment could weigh on the performance of this fund's holdings.
Japanese companies, which accounts for 50% of this fund, face a challenging domestic macro environment. While aggressive quantitative easing has provided an initial boost, many key structural changes needed for the economy have not yet been addressed. Read more 

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