What’s a similar but not identical intl index fund to VTIAX and VFWAX?

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What’s a similar but not identical intl index fund to VTIAX and VFWAX?

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I’m TLHing and am looking for an alternative intl fund to VTIAX or VFWAX. My account is with eTrade. Any suggestions? Just learned you can trigger a wash sale by selling a fund in a taxable account and then buying it in an IRA.
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IXUS if you are willing to use an ETF.
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IXUS, SPDW, VTMGX/VEA
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Re: What’s a similar but not identical intl index fund to VTIAX and VFWAX?

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VTMGX works if you're okay with excluding emerging markets.

VTMGX = Vanguard Developed Markets Index.

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Re: What’s a similar but not identical intl index fund to VTIAX and VFWAX?

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I don’t have any experience with ITFs. I’d likely hold the fund for 31 days and switch to VTIAX. This would happen in my Roth.

What about FSPSX or FTIHX? Fidelity funds. I think I can get them at eTrade.
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Mutual funds have a $50 early redemption fee at E-Trade. If you want to flip it less than 3 months, then go with an ETF.

You don't need to flip back in 30 days though. If you find a similar enough fund, just keep it until you need to TLH again.
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the_wiki wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:46 pm Mutual funds have a $50 early redemption fee at E-Trade. If you want to flip it less than 3 months, then go with an ETF.

You don't need to flip back in 30 days though. If you find a similar enough fund, just keep it until you need to TLH again.
Got it. In that case, I'll use IXUS if I can get it via eTrade.
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