VFV:CA: Why The S&P 500 Is Not As Diversified As You Think

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In his famous 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett outlined the directions he made in his will for the money he plans to leave to his wife:

Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in

Performance of International Stocks vs U.S. Stocks

International Stocks vs U.S. Stocks (BlackRock)

The chart shows annualized nominal geometric total return estimates for 2023 through 2032. During that period, U.S. large-company stocks are expected to return 6.1% per year, U.S. small-company stocks to return 6.5% per year, international large-company stocks to return 7.6% per year, U.S. investment-grade bonds to return 4.9% per year, and cash equivalent investments to return 3.3% per year.

Outlook for International vs U.S. stocks (Charles Schwab)

Mentions of FX Challenges on Earnings Calls

Mentions of FX Challenges on Earnings Calls (Global X)

Volatility of Market Returns by Country

Volatility of Market Returns by Country (Vanguard)