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Vanguard's International Dividend Funds a Welcome Addition

Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Index and Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation are terrific, low-priced options.

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Ben Johnson: In March of 2016, Vanguard launched a pair of new international dividend funds: the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Index fund, and Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation. If the names seem familiar, they should. These funds are close cousins of Vanguard High Dividend Yield, which carries a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver, and Gold-rated Vanguard Dividend Appreciation.

The duo is a welcome addition to the roster of 30-plus international dividend-oriented ETFs. The funds are the lowest priced options on that menu. VYMI levies an annual fee of 0.30%, while VIGI charges 0.25%.

Ben Johnson does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.