A Dollar Hedged ETF – Allocating Around the Falling Euro

The end of 2009 saw the entry of a new ETF in the already dense ETF landscape; a currency hedged ETF. This new feature is of interesting significance due to its packaging inside an ETF.

WisdomTree Lists Currency-Hedged International ETF

WisdomTree has introduced a new twist on international exchange traded funds. The WisdomTree International Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ) provides investors with exposure to non-U.S. equity securities in Europe, Far East Asia and Australasia, while at the same time neutralizing currency movements in these regions versus the U.S. dollar.

Case Study: Currency Risk

U.S. investors have fully embraced the idea of diversifying their portfolios with international equities. However, investing outside the border of the U.S. exposes portfolios to currency fluctuations.

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