Q: What ETFs would you recommend for international large and small cap, and what would the cost of trading be?

Q: I like your Vanguard ETF commission-free portfolio, but I would like to include two other funds. Since Vanguard doesn’t have ETFs for international large cap value or international small cap value, what ETFs would you recommend and what would the cost of trading be?   

A: First let’s talk about the cost of trading ETFs and stocks that don’t qualify for their commission-free ETF service. The cost is dependent on the size of account and frequency of trading. For many accounts, a certain number of trades are free and additional trades can cost from $2 to $25 each. Here is the link to the table of commissions for different size accounts.  

For investors who wish to add the additional ETFs, I recommend WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Fund (DLS) for small cap international value and SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) for large cap international value.