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Foreign Diversification Without the Currency Risk

Daniel Sotiroff (daniel.sotiroff@morningstar.com)

Currency-hedging won't always help performance and could hurt tax efficiency, but it should consistently reduce volatility. Its diversified portfolio captures a large chunk of the available foreign market capitalization while also hedging currency risk. The fund tracks the MSCI EAFE 100% Hedged to USD Index, which covers stocks from the MSCI EAFE Index while hedging currency risk.