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A Solid One-Stop Choice for Exposure to Global Stocks

Daniel Sotiroff

Investors have never had it easier when building a diversified portfolio of global stocks. Market-cap-weighted U.S. and foreign stock funds can each be obtained for less than a dozen basis points each.

But holding separate funds does require a small amount of work. Shares may need to be sold when allocations are rebalanced, which can introduce inefficiencies through trading costs and taxes. Therefore, a total world market fund can be a compelling alternative.

Daniel Sotiroff does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar's editorial policies.