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The Currency Hedging Dilemma

Daniel Sotiroff (daniel.sotiroff@morningstar.com)

Currency hedging mitigates the additional volatility that exchange rates impose on foreign assets. It reviews the fundamentals of currency hedging, explores the extra costs, and outlines a framework that investors can use to aid in their decision to choose a currency hedged fund. When investors purchase a foreign investment, they must first convert their home currency to foreign currency.