sea are you planning a large core position with matthews funds? The MACSX would be one imo that you would not have to watch closely. 50/50 stocks, bonds, all asian.Hao and MCHFX are good, I would opt for the expertise of the matthews team and buy MCHFX. If you are concerned about what Keith said you could open a no load position with as little as 1000 dollars or it might even be 500. Now for IGD and it's sister IID . These funds aritmetically double in 5 years with their 15% dividend yield. ... and the holdings seem excellent. Actually hoping for a down opening for the week so that I may buy some cheaper.