What percentage should I allocate to MSCI World vs. MSCI Emerging Markets?

A typical portfolio for investors looking for global equity exposure through accumulating index funds is a combination of the iShares MSCI World and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets. Which percentage should you allocate to which? My preference is to have exposure to each country’s companies in proportion to each country’s contribution to the world economy. […]

Which S&P 500 ETF should I pick?

justETF lists 14 S&P 500 ETFs. Which one should you choose? How do you decide which fund is more appropriate when all track the same index? When faced with choices between comparable alternatives I prefer to use defined criteria to guide my decision making. In this case I think the important criteria is (in this […]

But what about currency risk?

If you live outside of the USA, the world’s largest financial market, investing in a globally diversified portfolio means you are getting significant exposure to foreign currency, typically USD. This means that changes in exchange rates between currencies will affect your returns. Should you expose yourself to these risks? Should you buy ETFs hedged to […]