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International Stock Index Funds

What is an International Stock Index Fund? Watch the video above for a simple explanation.

Below is a breakdown of International Stock Index Fund offerings from Charles Schwab, Vanguard and Fidelity.
Click on the name of the index fund to be directed to the brokers website in order to learn more about the particular fund.
Ethan Bloch's favorite funds are highlighted in Yellow.

Vanguard and Fidelity return calculations are as of 11/30/2008
*Schwab return calculations are as of 10/31/2008

Definitions of the tables headings are at the bottom of the page

 

Charles Schwab International Index Funds
Fund Symbol Minimum Expense Ratio 10 Year Return Lifetime Return Fund Inception
Schwab International Index Fund - Inv Shrs SWINX $100 0.69% 1.50%* 3.72%* 09/09/1993
Schwab International Index Fund - Sel Shrs SWTSX $50,000 0.50% 1.65%* 1.96%* 5/20/1997


Vanguard International Index Funds
Fund Symbol Minimum Expense Ratio 10 Year Return Lifetime Return Fund Inception
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund VGTSX $3000 0.27% 1.30% 1.92% 04/29/1996


Fidelity International Index Funds
Fund Symbol Minimum Expense Ratio 10 Year Return Lifetime Return Fund Inception
Spartan International Index Fund - Investor Class FSIIX $10000 0.20% 0.61% 1.95% N/A
Spartan International Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage FSIVX $100000 0.17% 0.62% 1.96% N/A


Minimum Minimum initial investment required to invest in fund
Expense ratio Fee's associated with the fund
10 Year Return Return over past 10 years recorded as of 11/30/2008 (*10/31/2008 for Schwab)
Lifetime Return Return since the funds creation as of 11/30/2008 (*10/31/2008 for Schwab)
Fund Inception Date of funds creation


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