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Author: FIgirl Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 79817  
Subject: International mutual funds question Date: 3/18/2007 11:07 AM
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Hi Fools,

I have shares in 2 semi-overlapping mutual funds and am trying to decide if I should scrap one for the other. They are:

VTRIX (Vanguard International Value)
FSIIX (Fidelity Spartan International Index)

They are held in 2 different 403b accounts (a small one with Vanguard, a large one with Fidelity). My Vanguard account will never be big enough to make VTRIX my sole large cap int'l investment. So,

I can either:
1) keep investing in both, or
2) sell VTRIX and dial up my FSIIX exposure to rebalance

If I sold VTRIX, I would use the proceeds to increase my exposure to VEIEX (Vanguard Emerging Markets Index) and/or to start investing in VISGX (Vanguard Small Cap Growth) -- I don't currently have any small growth in my portfolio. [I have money sitting around in my Fideluty account which will be used to increase my FSIIX.]

VTRIX has done somewhat better than FSIIX over the long haul, which is why I hesitate to scrap it. But, I'd like to streamline my investments as much as possible - since this will save expenses (and headaches) over the long run.

All advice appreciated. Thanks!


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