Jeremy Schwartz / Currency Hedged Equity, Equity on 17 Jun 2015

How to Best Diversify from the S&P 500 Index

Data over the last 10 years calls into question whether currency risk really provides meaningful benefits—as it unquestionably has increased the risk profile of global portfolios.

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Luciano Siracusano III / Currency Hedged Equity, Equity on 04 Jun 2015

Is It Possible to Lower the Risk of International Investing in Just One Trade?

When U.S. investors buy equities abroad, either directly or through a fund, they may not realize it but there are two potential sources of return—and risk—in that investment decision: the equities themselves and the currencies of the markets in which those equities are listed.

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Eswarie Subrahmanyam S. Balan / Currency Hedged Equity, Emerging Markets on 21 May 2015

Changing Currency Tides: Emerging Markets

Recently, the emerging markets (EM) have been embattled in a storm of currency weakness and disappointing performance. However, that tide may be starting to turn.

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Christopher Gannatti / Abenomics, Currency Hedged Equity, Equity, Japan on 14 May 2015

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (for Japanese Equities)

March 31 marks the end of Japan’s fiscal year, making it a very important point from which to gauge how Japanese stocks are behaving and, ultimately, whether Abenomics is having any real impact.

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Jeremy Schwartz / Currency Hedged Equity, Emerging Markets, Equity on 12 May 2015

South Korea Valuations Close to 2009 Levels

South Korea is heavily dependent on exports—which account for over 50% of its gross domestic product (GDP)—to drive its economic growth. Since the country is so heavily dependent on exports, I feel it has a lot to benefit or lose from currency weakness or strength, respectively.

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