173: International Allocation (Index Funds 202)


Sam and Johnny do a follow up to the popular Index Funds 101 episode and expand the topic to international allocation into index funds.

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Time Stamps:

  • 06:50 – Why even bother investing worldwide?
  • 10:39 – Johnny’s breakdown of his index funds
  • 12:35 – Discussion on TenCents multinational
  • 16:29 – Do you know what Taiwan Semiconductor makes?
  • 20:09 – Listing some of the Top 10 international investments?
  • 22:01 – The story of Toyota and Lexus
  • 26:24 – Japanese stock market index
  • 34:13 – All Seasons Portfolio breakdown
  • 39:51 – VanGuard portfolio watch asset allocation backtesting risk-return allocation analysis
  • 42:57 – What to do when you don’t have direct access to international index funds?
  • 46:19 – Management fees with financial advisor


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