When faced with a decision between international stocks and international stocks plus currency, many investors would likely choose international stocks only. Jeremy Schwartz makes the case that, in order to mitigate risk, international investors should consider a currency-hedging approach.
We believe there are just as many opportunities in international markets as there are in the United States. The differentiator, however, is accessing them in the right way. Jeremy Schwartz explains how a quality and dividend-oriented approach may provide investors with the results they’re looking for when investing overseas.
One question we are often asked is: why bother with international investments? We understand this concern, considering that for a long stretch of time, the U.S. has outperformed the rest of the world. Jeremy Schwartz discusses why we believe in the long-term benefits of investing globally.
Our International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund (IHDG) screens for high-quality companies, often resulting in very light exposure to the beleaguered Financials sector. Jeff Weniger explains how this helped IHDG outperform the MSCI EAFE Index during the crash.
Over the past few years, many investors have avoided developed international equity markets for a variety of reasons: anemic growth, disappointing economic data and geopolitical uncertainty. Brian Manby discusses reasons why investors should be optimistic about international equities again.