Editor’s Note: This story is the final installment of a 3-part series.

Over the past few months, I’ve taken you on a journey to examine the strengths — and limits — of total-market funds. My quest was to answer these questions: Can a single fund that invests in U.S. stocks outperform a carefully selected collection of three index funds chosen to cover the corresponding asset group? Is the same true when we examine a single fund of non-U.S. stocks? You can find answers in the stories below:

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