Hedging Currency Volatility Considered At Morningstar ETF ConferenceMark Melin
With interest rates near zero, hedging currency risk in the developed world is nearly cost free, a panel discussion at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago addressed variable issues in using a currency hedged ETF for investing in foreign securities. Panelists noted a currency hedge is generally neutral in terms of absolute returns with the primary benefit coming in a reduction of volatility. While the U.S. dollar has been exhibiting significant strength, there are economic factors that could derail this trend, which could introduce an additional . . .
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