WisdomTreeETFs / Currency Hedged Equity, ETF Education on 10 Apr 2015

It’s a Misconception that Currency Hedging Is Necessarily Expensive

One of the most common myths about hedging foreign currencies is that it’s expensive. Misnomers persist about the cost associated with the financial contracts that are used to hedge foreign exchange exposures. While there may be a desire to hedge, some investors mistakenly believe the cost involved always puts them at a disadvantage.

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Jeremy Schwartz / Currency Hedged Equity, Dividend Growth, Equity, Japan on 09 Apr 2015

Capturing Quality and Dividend Growth In Japan

Japanese equities have been among the best performing global markets since late 2012.1 The depreciation of the yen and the rise in equity prices have been widely noted. But looking under the hood, we’ve noticed another important change occurring in Japan.

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Jeremy Schwartz / Currency Hedged Equity, Equity on 26 Mar 2015

Dove or Ivory? A Case Study on Currency Impacts

Given the divergence of central bank policies, currencies are among the most important investment topics today. If the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen, it may be a headwind to U.S. multinationals earning revenue abroad, while boosting foreign companies that are earning revenue in the United States.

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Christopher Gannatti / Currency Hedged Equity, Equity, Europe on 25 Mar 2015

European Global Exporters’ Earnings Showcase Impact of a Weaker Euro

As HEDJ, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund recently crossed $15 billion in assets, we’ve been particularly interested to see how global exporters within Europe have been responding to a weaker euro.

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Jeremy Schwartz / Currency Hedged Equity, Equity, Europe on 17 Mar 2015

20 Companies Benefiting from a Weak Euro

A big theme of the last six months has been the strength of the U.S. dollar and the weakness of foreign currencies, especially the euro. The euro started trending down as it became increasingly clear that the European Central Bank (ECB) would engage in a more aggressive monetary policy to combat deflationary trends in the eurozone.

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