VG stock all in one?

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VG stock all in one?

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Is there a single VG fund that attempts to mirror both total US and International stocks. A hybrid of VTI and VXUS, for example. If not, why not?
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Yes, there is: VT.
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VT OR VTWSX
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VT for and ETF and VTWAX for mutual fund. It market weights every company in the world so it's basically the ultimate market cap index
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See above replies for Vanguard’s specific funds. In general, the term you’re looking for is “world” stock (includes US), as opposed to “international” (anywhere but US).
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Doctor Rhythm wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:17 pm See above replies for Vanguard’s specific funds. In general, the term you’re looking for is “world” stock (includes US), as opposed to “international” (anywhere but US).
To add to this: "international," "ex-US," and sometimes "foreign" are synonyms (from a US point of view!) All three terms are used. There are many choices of international stock funds, it's been a sort of standard category for a couple of decades.

Funds that include the whole world, US and ex-US both, sometimes use the word "world" and sometimes "global." There aren't really an awful lot of choices for all-world stock funds, but in addition to

Vanguard Total World ETF, VT (developed and emerging markets) (FTSE Global All Cap Index)
Vanguard Total World ETF, VTWAX (same thing, as a mutual fund rather than an ETF)
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF, ACWI (developed and emerging markets)
iShares MSCI World ETF, URTH (developed markets only)

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As you'd expect, VT and ACWI have behaved almost near-clones, while URTH, including developed markets only, has behaved differently.
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You're in luck.

Vanguard Total World VTWAX
https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-fu ... file/VTWAX

"Total World Stock Index Fund provides shareholders low-cost exposure to stock markets around the globe, including the United States, developed foreign markets, and emerging markets. In addition to stock market risk, the fund is also subject to currency risk and country risk. Long-term investors seeking global equity exposure who are comfortable with the volatility inherent in stock market investing may wish to consider this fund."
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