Total World Bond (BNDW) vs Total International Bond (BNDX ) thoughts?

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PTGuy1
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Total World Bond (BNDW) vs Total International Bond (BNDX ) thoughts?

Post by PTGuy1 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:46 am

Does anyone have any opinions on Vanguard ETFs total world bond BNDW versus total international BNDX?

Silk McCue
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Re: Total World Bond (BNDW) vs Total International Bond (BNDX ) thoughts?

Post by Silk McCue » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 am

BNDW is Vanguard Total World Bond
BNDX is Vanguard Total International Bond
BND is Total Bond Markket ( US Only)

BNDW combines the BNDX and BND into one so that folks can buy the combination in a single holding.

You need to decide if you want to hold Total international bond and in what ratio to Total US Bond.

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Re: Total World Bond (BNDW) vs Total International Bond (BNDX ) thoughts?

Post by chicagobear » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 pm

I don't understand the point of a bond fund which hedges the foreign currency back to the US dollar. I would want to own foreign bonds to protect me against dollar weakness, but this won't do that.

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