Fidelity Foreign Index(s)

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Fidelity Foreign Index(s)

Post by jbsmith05 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:37 am

Difference between the two total foreign index funds at fidelity

Fidelity® International Index Fund (FSPSX) - ER 0.045%
Fidelity® Total International Index (FTIHX) - ER 0.06%

The Bogleheads wiki shows that FTIHX is comparable to the vanguard VTIAX - total international stock index.

Is there a significant difference in the two fidelity funds above other than the ER? I ask because I have both in my IRA due to some rollovers...was thinking of consolidating into one or the other.

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Re: Fidelity Foreign Index(s)

Post by Tamarind » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:14 am

FSPSX is missing the emerging markets component of international. EM makes up about 20% of non-US markets. I would use the complete fund myself, just as I use a total US fund rather than an S&P 500 fund.

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Re: Fidelity Foreign Index(s)

Post by Wiggums » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 am

I agree - total fund is the way to go

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