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International Equities: 3 Timeless Tactics to Manage Market Swings

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The S&P 500®Index is a free-float market-capitalization weighted index of 500 of the largest U.S. companies. The index is calculated on a total return basis with dividends reinvested. The MSCI EAFE® Index (net) is a free-float-adjusted market-capitalization weighted index that measures developed foreign market equity performance, excluding the U.S. and Canada. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. The MSCI AC World ex USA Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that measures equity performance of developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. The MSCI USA Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the large and mid-cap segments of the U.S. equity market. MSCI indexes are calculated on a total return basis with net dividends reinvested. All indexes are unmanaged, their returns do not reflect any fees, expenses, or sales charges, and they are not available for direct investment.

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