Hedging your bets with ETFs

A number of exchange-traded funds offer currency hedged international exposure.

Summary: Central banks around the world will continue to use interest rates to drive down the value of their currencies and make their domestic industries more competitive. Currency fluctuation affects the value of overseas investments. For investors who prefer to remove currency risk from their portfolio, hedged international ETFs offer interesting opportunities.

Key take-out: Most ETF providers offer currency hedged international ETFs. Investors who wish to increase their holdings of US dollars may also be interested in doing this via an ETF.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Shares.

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