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Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:02 am Do you see it? Out there in the distance? It's ex-U.S. stocks, up 50 basis points over U.S. stocks to start the trading day!

Only another 8 bajillion percent and they'll catch up!

Holding steady here on ex-U.S., keeping the plane at 30,000 feet.
:beer Made me laugh. Since I updated my AA 11 years ago I've experienced the relative underperformance of ex-US, so following my performance has been like rooting for the Cubs, as we used to say in the 80's (can't say that with the same meaning anymore.)

Anyways, this feels like a rebuilding year... (Let's play two!)
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Ex-US small caps are doing even better :beer
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Portfolio7 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:06 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:02 am Do you see it? Out there in the distance? It's ex-U.S. stocks, up 50 basis points over U.S. stocks to start the trading day!

Only another 8 bajillion percent and they'll catch up!

Holding steady here on ex-U.S., keeping the plane at 30,000 feet.
:beer Made me laugh. Since I updated my AA 11 years ago I've experienced the relative underperformance of ex-US, so following my performance has been like rooting for the Cubs, as we used to say in the 80's (can't say that with the same meaning anymore.)

Anyways, this feels like a rebuilding year... (Let's play two!)
Sox fan here. Grew up on the south side near Midway Airport.

Let's go go go White Sox...
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Whakamole wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:47 am Ex-US small caps are doing even better :beer
This is my kind of soaring. :mrgreen:

I love it when an AA comes together.
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I removed an off-topic interchange regarding coronavirus vaccine distributions (ex-US). As a reminder, see: See: Please read before posting on coronavirus/COVID-19

The thread is a sticky in the Forum Issues and Administration and still applies.
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midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm
PackersFan12 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:22 pm VXUS went up 0.55% today, while VOO went up only 0.13%.

I think reversion to the mean is afoot! :D
I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Portfolio7 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:06 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:02 am Do you see it? Out there in the distance? It's ex-U.S. stocks, up 50 basis points over U.S. stocks to start the trading day!

Only another 8 bajillion percent and they'll catch up!

Holding steady here on ex-U.S., keeping the plane at 30,000 feet.
:beer Made me laugh. Since I updated my AA 11 years ago I've experienced the relative underperformance of ex-US, so following my performance has been like rooting for the Cubs, as we used to say in the 80's (can't say that with the same meaning anymore.)

Anyways, this feels like a rebuilding year... (Let's play two!)
Sox fan here. Grew up on the south side near Midway Airport.

Let's go go go White Sox...
Wisconsin here. Go Brewers!
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World market cap for stocks is now 59% US, 41% International.

https://twitter.com/MebFaber/status/1413200138349137923
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lostdog wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:27 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Portfolio7 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:06 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:02 am Do you see it? Out there in the distance? It's ex-U.S. stocks, up 50 basis points over U.S. stocks to start the trading day!

Only another 8 bajillion percent and they'll catch up!

Holding steady here on ex-U.S., keeping the plane at 30,000 feet.
:beer Made me laugh. Since I updated my AA 11 years ago I've experienced the relative underperformance of ex-US, so following my performance has been like rooting for the Cubs, as we used to say in the 80's (can't say that with the same meaning anymore.)

Anyways, this feels like a rebuilding year... (Let's play two!)
Sox fan here. Grew up on the south side near Midway Airport.

Let's go go go White Sox...
Wisconsin here. Go Brewers!
I've always liked the Brew Crew. Been to Miller Park a handful of times over the years.
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JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm
PackersFan12 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:22 pm VXUS went up 0.55% today, while VOO went up only 0.13%.

I think reversion to the mean is afoot! :D
I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
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jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am
JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm
PackersFan12 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:22 pm VXUS went up 0.55% today, while VOO went up only 0.13%.

I think reversion to the mean is afoot! :D
I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
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Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am
JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm
PackersFan12 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:22 pm VXUS went up 0.55% today, while VOO went up only 0.13%.

I think reversion to the mean is afoot! :D
I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am
JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm

I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
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Tingting1013 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:37 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am
JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm

That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
And if you do, you'd come to the opposite conclusion than suggested above; that is, you'd want to hold the asset that under performed.
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am
JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm

I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
As are discussions about: "ex-US Stocks Continue to Soar!", "US Stocks Continue to Soar!", etc. :mrgreen:
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jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:58 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
As are discussions about: "ex-US Stocks Continue to Soar!", "US Stocks Continue to Soar!", etc. :mrgreen:
The discussions about soaring aren't "illogical". I'll give you silly. And probably actively bad for some people who have trouble staying the course -- daily (or weekly or month) focus on ups and downs of their asset allocation relative to other allocations is likely to make that harder for them. But it seems to amuse people (and doesn't bother me).
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:53 am
Tingting1013 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:37 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
jeffyscott wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:18 am

I don't know what midareff's life expectancy is, but at 5%, it would take about 16-17 years to catch up. At 10%, it's "only" 8-9 years.
Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
And if you do, you'd come to the opposite conclusion than suggested above; that is, you'd want to hold the asset that under performed.
Exactly. If returns are randomly distributed going forward, then the past doesn't matter. If there is mean reversion, the past does matter, and that is an argument for ex-US.

I just can't see the logic of US stocks perpetually approaching 100% of world market cap and ex-US approaching 0%.
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JBTX wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:53 am
Tingting1013 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:37 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am
Da5id wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am

Why care about that though? We can't do anything about the past.
Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
And if you do, you'd come to the opposite conclusion than suggested above; that is, you'd want to hold the asset that under performed.
Exactly. If returns are randomly distributed going forward, then the past doesn't matter. If there is mean reversion, the past does matter, and that is an argument for ex-US.

I just can't see the logic of US stocks perpetually approaching 100% of world market cap and ex-US approaching 0%.
Agreed. I'd be far, far more comfortable st even 60% ex-U.S. than I would at 0% or even 20%.

But, I know nothing so I'm at 40%, which is what Vanguard and many others use, and right around world market cap.
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:05 pm
JBTX wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:53 am
Tingting1013 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:37 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am

Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
And if you do, you'd come to the opposite conclusion than suggested above; that is, you'd want to hold the asset that under performed.
Exactly. If returns are randomly distributed going forward, then the past doesn't matter. If there is mean reversion, the past does matter, and that is an argument for ex-US.

I just can't see the logic of US stocks perpetually approaching 100% of world market cap and ex-US approaching 0%.
Agreed. I'd be far, far more comfortable st even 60% ex-U.S. than I would at 0% or even 20%.

But, I know nothing so I'm at 40%, which is what Vanguard and many others use, and right around world market cap.
Same.

To be 100% you betting on US beating ex-US more than enough to exceed the diversification benefit of including EX-US in your portfolio.
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Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:05 pm
JBTX wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:53 am
Tingting1013 wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:37 am
Triple digit golfer wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:29 am

Exactly. The "catch up" argument is silly and illogical.
Only if you don’t believe in reversion to the mean
And if you do, you'd come to the opposite conclusion than suggested above; that is, you'd want to hold the asset that under performed.
Exactly. If returns are randomly distributed going forward, then the past doesn't matter. If there is mean reversion, the past does matter, and that is an argument for ex-US.

I just can't see the logic of US stocks perpetually approaching 100% of world market cap and ex-US approaching 0%.
Agreed. I'd be far, far more comfortable st even 60% ex-U.S. than I would at 0% or even 20%.

But, I know nothing so I'm at 40%, which is what Vanguard and many others use, and right around world market cap.
50% here, in part because that was about (or make that a bit less than) world market cap at the time :( .
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JBTX wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:13 pm
midareff wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:27 pm
PackersFan12 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:22 pm VXUS went up 0.55% today, while VOO went up only 0.13%.

I think reversion to the mean is afoot! :D
I think that's terrific.... so as of today the last ten years are US 272.49% gain and International 70.01% gain per Morningstar. If the catch up rate is 5% a year, even 10% a year, I can't live long enough for this to get me even. So HOORAY for VXUS today.
That's an amazing statistic. It actually makes me feel better about my 40% ex-US today. While anything is possible it just seems unlikely that Ex-US will continue to lag so much going forward and *should* provide long term diversification.
This year has been no better. I went to 15% International a month ago and am watching it under-perform as it has for the last decade.
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Ex-US markets looking bright green today :D
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456M wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:14 pm Ex-US markets looking bright green today :D
Just like baseball, even the perennial cellar-dwellers often win a game or two.
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ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
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lostdog wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 am ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
7 basis point soaring! Take that US only investors, enjoy your underperformance
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lostdog wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 am ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
This confirm my “brilliant” decision to increase my international allocation by 5%. The trade posted on Monday night.

Vanguard says I should see 10 years of out-performance compared to US equities. We shall see.
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Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:13 am
lostdog wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 am ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
This confirm my “brilliant” decision to increase my international allocation by 5%. The trade posted on Monday night.

Vanguard says I should see 10 years of out-performance compared to US equities. We shall see.
My brilliant decision of late was to increase my domestic allocation by bringing cash off the sidelines, and it was either VOO or VTI; I decided to go the more Bogleheadish route and do the plain vanilla VTI. It's disappointing me today, but I'm trying to remember it's a long-game, and set these short-term thoughts aside.
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VXUS currently up 0.32%, VTI up a measly 0.04%.

The 10 years of outperformance begins today! :sharebeer


(Now, which funds will I use for my TLH?)
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Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:21 am VXUS currently up 0.32%, VTI up a measly 0.04%.
VTI is down 0.04% right now. Time to rebalance! 😝
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ruud wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:29 am
Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:21 am VXUS currently up 0.32%, VTI up a measly 0.04%.
VTI is down 0.04% right now. Time to rebalance! 😝
Time to start a "why hold any US stocks?" thread! 8-)
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Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:21 am VXUS currently up 0.32%, VTI up a measly 0.04%.

The 10 years of outperformance begins today! :sharebeer


(Now, which funds will I use for my TLH?)
VTI will probably catch up by the afternoon.
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Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:13 am
lostdog wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 am ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
This confirm my “brilliant” decision to increase my international allocation by 5%. The trade posted on Monday night.

Vanguard says I should see 10 years of out-performance compared to US equities. We shall see.
Ask Vanguard if they will advance your ten years of profits to you.

While we're waiting, "Yahoo for ex-US!"
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Ex-US small cap up too.
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Doom&Gloom wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:13 am
lostdog wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 am ex-US soaring again today. :sharebeer
This confirm my “brilliant” decision to increase my international allocation by 5%. The trade posted on Monday night.

Vanguard says I should see 10 years of out-performance compared to US equities. We shall see.
Ask Vanguard if they will advance your ten years of profits to you.
I expect that Vanguard will send me my 10 years of outsized profits in 2031. Give or take.
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International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
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Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:35 am International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
Looks like US is being lazy with bad political risks showing up today!
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Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:35 am International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
It’s about time!

Month to date through yesterday:
VFIAX +0.66% (S&P 500)
VTSAX +0.02% (Total US)

VTIAX -2.36% (Total International)
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Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:00 am
Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:35 am International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
It’s about time!

Month to date through yesterday:
VFIAX +0.66% (S&P 500)
VTSAX +0.02% (Total US)

VTIAX -2.36% (Total International)
Not sure if you are being serious in a non-serious thread, but I sincerely hope you are not looking at 13 trading days and making investment calls based on that.
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Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:04 am
Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:00 am
Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:35 am International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
It’s about time!

Month to date through yesterday:
VFIAX +0.66% (S&P 500)
VTSAX +0.02% (Total US)

VTIAX -2.36% (Total International)
Not sure if you are being serious in a non-serious thread, but I sincerely hope you are not looking at 13 trading days and making investment calls based on that.
The performance of my non-trivial allocation to International feels kind of like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. Every time he thinks he has a bead on it, Lucy (or Mr Market) pulls it away from him.

Vanguard tells us to expect a decade of international outperformance. Someday that decade might start …..
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Re: ex-US Stocks Continue to Soar!

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Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:15 am
Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:04 am
Stinky wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:00 am
Whakamole wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:35 am International doing well today, better than US :sharebeer
It’s about time!

Month to date through yesterday:
VFIAX +0.66% (S&P 500)
VTSAX +0.02% (Total US)

VTIAX -2.36% (Total International)
Not sure if you are being serious in a non-serious thread, but I sincerely hope you are not looking at 13 trading days and making investment calls based on that.
The performance of my non-trivial allocation to International feels kind of like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. Every time he thinks he has a bead on it, Lucy (or Mr Market) pulls it away from him.

Vanguard tells us to expect a decade of international outperformance. Someday that decade might start …..
Perhaps momentum investing might be a better pick for you.
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