Vanguard Launches Total International Stock ETF

Vanguard is bringing the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) to market, which will track the MSCI All Country World ex USA Investable Market Index.

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 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.