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iShares will launch 3 currency hedged ETFs on Feb 4

  • The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (HEWJ) and Germany ETF (HEWG) will hold a portfolio of large- and mid-cap Japanese and German equities (respectively), while mitigating exposure to fluctuations between the value of the Japanese yen and euro (respectively) against the U.S. dollar.
  • The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (HEFA) represents a more global approach and will hold a portfolio of large- and mid-cap equities in Europe, Australasia, and the Far East, while mitigating exposure to fluctuations between the value of the component currencies and the U.S. dollar.
  • This sector of the ETF universe is currently dominated by WisdomTree (WETF) and Deutsche Bank (DB) sponsored funds.
  • Other currency hedged equity ETFs: DBJP, DXJ, HEDJ, DXJS, DXPS, DXGE, DXKW, DBJP, DBEF, DBAP, DBUK, DBEU, DBGR, DBEM, DBKO, DBMX, DBAW, DBBR
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