The Total International Stock ETF will have an estimated expense ratio of 0.20%. It is a separate share class of Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, which was introduced in 1996 and is currently Vanguard’s second-largest international index fund, with $51.4 billion in net assets, according to a news release.
The Total International Stock ETF’s target index covers 98% of the world’s non-U.S. markets, including the European, Pacific, and emerging market regions, as well as Canada. The index includes more than 6,000 issues encompassing stocks of large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies in 44 countries.“Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) is a new way to invest in an established fund that offers broad international diversification with an extremely modest price tag,” said Vanguard’s Chief Investment Officer Gus Sauter, in the announcement.
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