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Excluding trading fees, expense ratios, and tracking error (which you didn't mention) then, in theory, there should be no difference. I would also say that you wouldn't rebalance annually in this case, since the weighting of EM within the broad index should not be constant - it should change with the relative performance of EM stocks. Obviously, with global ...


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My first three thoughts are: expense ratios (which might benefit you if the individual funds are cheaper than VXUS), realized capital gains tax when re-balancing taxable accounts to maintain the correct ratios, and lower barrier of entry: if you buy mutual funds, the smallest percentage fund would still require a (typically) minimum $3,000, so you'll need ...


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Q1: A seven day yield isn't what it sounds like. Put simply: A seven day yield is a projection of expected behavior based upon the historical data from the previous seven days. It is a guesstimate for the coming year; it is not the amount that you can expect to receive back into your account over the course of 7 days. As for your equation, you have a few ...


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