Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

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RetireGood
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Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by RetireGood » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:53 pm

Hi

Fidelity www listed below for International Index funds, which fund is the equivalent to VG VTIAX?

1)
FSPNX - Fidelity® International Index Fund - Institutional Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /315911735
FSIVX - Fidelity® International Index Fund - Premium

2)
FSGDX - Fidelity® Global ex U.S. Index Fund - Premium Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /316146141

3)
FTIGX - Fidelity® Total International Index Fund - Investor Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /31635V661

All are listed as Foreign "Large Blend".
Top 10 holdings are same for 2/3. 1) has diff top 10 holdings

(I have FSIIX, it was called spartan something, now it is called 'Fidelity® International Index Fund - Investor Class', looks like they removed spartan funds. also this fund doesn't show-up in the search done by clicking 'news/research --> Mutual Funds --> International / Index'

Thx
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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by munemaker » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:58 pm

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by livesoft » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:04 pm

munemaker wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:58 pm
FSIVX is equivalent to VTIAX, except [VTIAX] does contain emerging markets.
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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by RetireGood » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:06 pm

livesoft wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:04 pm
munemaker wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:58 pm
FSIVX is equivalent to VTIAX, except [VTIAX] does contain emerging markets.
Thanks. Looks like chunk 1) has high entry limits, which among 2) and 3) is best/nearest equivalent of VTIAX?

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by Ndop » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 pm

FTIGX is investor class, and has small cap. FTIPX is the premium class version.
FSGUX is investor class, and does not have small cap. FSGDX is the premium class version.

FTIPX would be the closest to VTIAX
FTIGX would be the closest to VGTSX

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by aj76er » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:42 pm

I think FTIPX is the most similar to VTIAX

It has small caps and emerging. Morningstar style boxes are about identical between the two funds.

FTIGX (the ticker you listed) is the investor class shares of the same fund.
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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by CyberBob » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:22 pm

RetireGood wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Hi

Fidelity www listed below for International Index funds, which fund is the equivalent to VG VTIAX?

1)
FSPNX - Fidelity® International Index Fund - Institutional Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /315911735
FSIVX - Fidelity® International Index Fund - Premium
Developed markets only, no emerging markets.

2)
FSGDX - Fidelity® Global ex U.S. Index Fund - Premium Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /316146141
Developed and emerging markets, but no small-cap.

3)
FTIGX - Fidelity® Total International Index Fund - Investor Class - https://fundresearch.fidelity.com/mutua ... /31635V661
Developed markets, emerging markets, and small-cap. Bingo! We have a winner. Especially with the lower cost Premium class version, FTIPX.

All are listed as Foreign "Large Blend".
Top 10 holdings are same for 2/3. 1) has diff top 10 holdings

(I have FSIIX, it was called spartan something, now it is called 'Fidelity® International Index Fund - Investor Class', looks like they removed spartan funds. also this fund doesn't show-up in the search done by clicking 'news/research --> Mutual Funds --> International / Index'

Thx

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by munemaker » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:27 am

I just moved some $$ into FTIPX today.

Readers of this thread may be interested to know:

- I was unable to complete the transaction online. Received a message to call. They said online purchases of FTIPX are limited to $100,000/day. They can manually put larger orders through, which is what they did for me. Previously I had purchased FSIVX and there was no such restriction on it.

- If you sell FTIPX within 90 days, under usual circumstances you are subject to a 1% fee. There is no such fee on FSIVX.

That's my understanding. Confirm yourself before you act.

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by sketchy9 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:27 pm

There's actually a wiki page that has the answer to your question:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Fidelity

The wiki has fantastic information, although I find the top-level menus to be a little vague. For instance, to get to the page I linked, I had to click on "ETFs and Mutual Funds" then under the subheading of mutual fund companies, click on Fidelity. I don't find it particularly intuitive, but the info is all there.

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Re: Fidelity equivalent of VTIAX (VG TOTAL Intl. Stock)

Post by munemaker » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:14 pm

sketchy9 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:27 pm
There's actually a wiki page that has the answer to your question:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Fidelity

The wiki has fantastic information, although I find the top-level menus to be a little vague. For instance, to get to the page I linked, I had to click on "ETFs and Mutual Funds" then under the subheading of mutual fund companies, click on Fidelity. I don't find it particularly intuitive, but the info is all there.
In other words, the answers given above were correct.

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