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ETF Investors Should Consider More International Exposure

Many have been U.S.-centric with their investment portfolios, potentially missing out on opportunities in overseas markets. With exchange traded funds, investors can tap easily diversify into international equities.

On the upcoming webcast, It’s a Big World – The Case for International Investing , Robert Bush, ETF Strategist at Deutsche Asset Management, Christian Hille, Managing Director and Head of Multi Asset for EMEA at Deutsche Asset Management, Roger H. Scheffel, Principal and Co-Portfolio Manager at Willbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, and Sean Edkins, Director and ETF Investment Specialist at Deutsche Asset Management, will point out the benefits of international market exposure and highlight some ETF strategies to tap into the various global areas.

For instance, ETF investors can look to the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (DBEF) , which tracks developed Europe, Australasia and Far East countries, as a way to gain exposure to these developed markets. DBEF also includes a currency hedged component, which may diminish the negative effects of depreciating foreign currencies or a stronger U.S. dollar.

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ETF investors can also find more targeted international exposure, such as the Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU) , which tracks a currency-hedged exposure to European countries.

Related: Brexit Opens Opportunity for Europe ETFs

European markets have hit a one-month high, shaking off the Brexit-induced volatility and now focusing on improved earnings.

“The good earnings are driving us further,” Michael Woischneck, a manager at Lampe Asset Management, told Bloomberg. “Apart from banks, European companies in the Brexit quarter seem to be doing well and that should calm things down.”

Additionally, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBJP) takes the currency-hedged exposure of Japanese equities.

Related: Currency-Hedged ETFs to Capitalize on Increased Japanese Stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an additional stimulus package to support the economy, which sent the yen lower and supported market gains, with currency-hedged Japan ETFs leading the charge.

Financial advisors who are interested in learning more about international investment strategies can register for the Thursday, July 28 webcast here.