Currency Hedged ETF Overview

Many investors underestimate the impact that currency fluctuations can have on total returns. But today currency-hedged ETFs are providing investors with ways to reduce the currency risk in their investments. Keep up-to-date on the latest in currency-hedged ETF trends and education and find your ETF with our ETF screener.

With 68 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Currency Hedged ETFs gather total assets under management of $44.11B. The average expense ratio is 0.45%. Currency Hedged ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Currency

The largest Currency Hedged ETF is the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF BNDX with $23.05B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Currency Hedged ETF was the CNHX at 25.67%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Currency Hedged space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

HAUZ Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF 3.98%
HEWP iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain ETF 3.42%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 3.32%
HEWI iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF 2.64%
LVHI Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 2.31%

Bottom ETF Performers

CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF -5.04%
RWSL Direxion Russell Small Over Large Cap ETF -3.27%
HEWC iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF -2.20%
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF -1.85%
RWVG Direxion Russell 1000 Value Over Growth ETF -1.34%

Top Creations

BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 2.70K
IAGG iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF 77.85
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF 29.37
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 18.41
HAUZ Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF 12.83

Top Redemptions

HEZU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF -154.74
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -82.19
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund -40.11
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF -38.17
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -21.38

AUM Winners

FLQH Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF 34.72%
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF 27.99%
BGRN iShares Global Green Bond ETF 19.81%
RYLD Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF 18.21%
RWCD Direxion MSCI Cyclicals Over Defensives ETF 16.95%

AUM Losers

EUFX ProShares Short Euro -87.53%
CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF -8.27%
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex U.S. High Dividend Yield Equity ETF -7.96%
RWLS Direxion Russell Large Over Small Cap ETF -7.84%
ASHX Xtrackers MSCI China A Inclusion Equity ETF -7.45%

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