3 Currency Hedged ETFs Your Broker Forgot To Mention (DBEF, HEDJ, DBEM)

May 03, 2012


U.S. investors are clearly interested in owning foreign assets, but may remain leery of the foreign exchange risks involved. Fortunately, a number of internationally focused funds are already on the market that control currency exposures, according to an article on Benzinga.

The funds listed by the ETF Professor, a staff writer for Benzinga, are:

  • WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ)
  • db-X MSCI EAFE Currency-Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: NYSEArca: DBEF)
  • db-X MSCI Emerging Markets Currency-Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBEM)


Investors need to keep in mind that currency-hedged funds, like the ones mentioned above, tend to fall behind their nonhedged counterparts as the U.S. dollar weakens, reports Benzinga. But such currency-hedged protect returns when the dollar is strengthening.

For the full breakdown on these funds, visit Benzinga.com.

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