The expense ratio for VGTSX is 0.32 whereas DODFX has an expense ratio of 0.66. That means that for every $10,000 invested cox and dodge is charging you an extra $34 per year. It doesn't seem like a lot, but if you found that amount of money laying in the street would you want to pick it up?
I think so. I've been in it a year so far, I've got a really long retirement horizon though so I can withstand the risk. Depending how far you are out, you might consider it. Then again, I'm no advisor. Int'l mkts just don't seem to be a bad place at the moment with the weak dollar.
This fund is out-pacing the other funds in my portfolio, which altogether is pretty conservative.
I am distributed pretty heavily in foreign--20% in this fund and 20% in DODFX. My feeling is that the growth in the next ten years will be overseas. At the same time, American funds are going to remain stable and slowly climb. I don't see much volatility either overseas or in America, at least for another ten-twenty years.