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HEDJTicker Symbol

WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund ETFFund



  • Change -0.14 (-0.2%)
  • Volume 2.96 M

4:40 PM EDT May 22, 2015
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  • Assets $20,295.6M
  • Expense Ratio 0.58%
  • Yield 1.78%
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Global Equity ETF

WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index. The Fund seeks to provide exposure to Eurozone stocks while neutralizing currency risk relative to the US Dollar.

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  • Europe ETF Investors May See Higher Dividends

    05-25-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Eurozone exchange traded fund investors may soon enjoy enhanced returns and value as European companies begin adopting increased dividends and share buybacks. European stocks already offer more attractive yields than the U.S. For instance, the broad Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (N...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks Europe-Hedged Stock ETF Plays on Fox Business

    05-21-2015 05:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Thursday to discuss overseas investment opportunities with Europe-hedged ETFs that help diminish the negative effects of a rebounding U.S. dollar. To view past video interviews, visit our video section....

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  • Country ETF Winners and Losers as Oil Prices Rise

    05-13-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Various economies and country-related exchange traded funds could react differently as we see a rebound in crude oil prices. Major oil producers will enjoy a reprieve in their energy-induced sell-off, but large consumers may find their wallets a little lighter after paying for...

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  • Earnings Beats Help Support Europe ETFs' Outlook

    05-12-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency-hedged Eurozone-related exchange traded funds have gained a lot of traction this year after the central bank enacted an aggressive quantitative easing program, and with first quarter earnings coming in, it seems like the stimulus efforts are working. Europe ETFs that ...

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  • April ETF Inflows: Equities Trump Fixed Income

    05-07-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    April was a turbulent month for U.S. stocks, but even more so for Treasurys. That much was reflected in the month's inflows to exchange traded funds as equity-based funds hauled in over $9 billion, double the $4.5 billion that went into fixed income funds. "As a result, equity...

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  • WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund Gains an Endorsement

    05-05-2015 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Through May 1, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) had added more than $13 billion in new assets this year, nearly $4 billion more than the second-best asset-gathering ETF. Up 17.4% year-to-date, HEDJ is easily trouncing unhedged Europe ETFs, but that and...

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  • Top-of-Class European Performance

    05-01-2015 04:10 PM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    European markets are dominating headlines this year, from both an economic policy front, with Mario Draghi unleashing a fresh round of monetary stimulus, and a market performance perspective, with European bourses leading indexes higher and the euro tanking1. As a result, flow...

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  • Hedged Europe ETFs As A Strategic, Core Position

    04-28-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency-hedged exchange traded funds are going mainstream, with more investors and financial advisors utilizing the relatively new investment strategy as a strategic portfolio position. Europe ETFs that hedge against a depreciating euro currency have been among the best devel...

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  • Appetite for International ETFs Keeps Soaring

    04-22-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Inflows data confirm investors have favored international exchange traded funds over U.S.-focused equivalents this year and that zeal is increasing as emerging markets funds continue morphing to leaders from laggards. "Global ETFs gathered $36.1 billion in March to lift Q1 flo...

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  • Europe ETFs to Capture a Leading Financial Sector

    04-17-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Propped up by the European Central Bank's aggressive quantitative easing program, Eurozone equities and stock-related exchange traded funds, notably those with a heavier emphasis on the financial sector, could provide solid growth opportunities in the years ahead. According to...

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  • Foreign Borrowers Could Fuel Dollar ETFs’ Rally

    04-13-2015 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) are up 9.4% and 6.3%, respectively this year. Those gains come after UUP and the actively managed USDU climbed an average of 10.5% last year...

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  • ETFs Haul in $36.1 Billion in March

    04-06-2015 12:37 PM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite fell an average of 2.4% last month, but those glum performances did not prevent investors from pouring $36.1 billion into exchange traded funds. Strong March inflows brought first-quarter ETF inflows to $97...

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  • Dollar ETFs Have More Room to Run

    04-01-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    The strong dollar theme was again prominent during the first quarter with the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) gaining an aver...

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  • A Good Year for Japan ETFs

    04-01-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the Japanese economy strengthens, improving corporate earnings could lift risk appetite and help Japan country-specific exchange traded funds outperform. Japanese stocks have been outpacing U.S. equities so far this year. For instance, year-to-date, the WisdomTree Japan Hed...

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  • Europe ETFs Also Provide Investors With Attractive Yields

    03-31-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    European companies have slowly increased dividend payouts to pre-crisis levels, bolstering the appeal for exchange traded funds that track the region. For instance, investors interested in dividend payouts that are more attractive than U.S. equities can take a look at European...

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  • Right Place, Right Time for a New ETF

    03-26-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Roughly 200 new exchange traded funds came to market in 2014, but by the end of the year, nearly half had accumulated at least $10 million in assets under management. That speaks to increasingly competitive ETF landscape, one that also serves to spotlight new ETFs that find qu...

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  • Currency Hedged, Dividend ETFs Help WisdomTree Top $50B in Assets

    03-12-2015 08:20 AM by Max Chen

    The currency hedged exchange traded fund boom and the ongoing growth of dividend funds are among the catalysts that have propelled WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) to over $50 billion in ETF assets under management. To be precise, New York-based WisdomTree, the only publicly traded...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks Currency Hedged ETFs on Yahoo Finance

    03-09-2015 12:15 PM by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends Editor Tom Lydon joined Yahoo Finance's Jeff Macke to discuss currency hedged exchange traded funds and the advantages of these ETFs as the European Central Bank embarks on its quantitative easing regimen.  Lydon highlighted the Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged E...

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  • Europe ETFs: Inflation Sign of ECB's QE Supporting Region

    03-09-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    European stocks and region-specific exchange traded funds continue to outperform the U.S. markets as the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program appears to be working with inflation on the rise. For instance, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR EU...

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  • HEDJ Gets a Small-Cap Cousin

    03-04-2015 12:10 PM by Todd Shriber

    The wildly popular WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ), this year's top-asset gathering exchange traded fund by a wide margin, now has a small-cap counterpart with Wednesday's launch of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (NYSEArca: EUSC). The n...

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  • An Influx of Cash to Europe ETFs

    03-03-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Buoyed by rampant monetary easing and compelling valuations, U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets. That movement includes Europe exchange traded funds and in significant fashion. The first quarter still has one month left, but to this point...

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  • Saying Hola to Spain ETFs

    03-03-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Once thought to be the "next shoe to drop" among the PIIGS nations, Spain has seen its equity market stage a remarkable recovery over the past two and a half years, providing a lift to several well-known, U.S.-listed exchange traded funds. "Highlighting the recovery in the per...

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  • Siracusano Highlights Advantages of Currency Hedged ETFs

    02-26-2015 09:00 AM by ETF Trends

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGM: WETF) Chief Investment Officer Luciano Siracusano discusses the advantages of currency hedged exchange traded funds with ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. "A lot of advisors, historically, just default...

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  • This ETF is About to Claim an Important Honor

    02-24-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Just 10 months ago, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) celebrated joining the $1 billion in assets under management club. That is a distant memory as HEDJ is now home to nearly $11.1 billion in assets, enough to have the fund bearing down on the Vanguard...

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  • Capture Overseas Opportunities with These ETFs

    02-23-2015 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets, hoping to capitalize on cheaper valuations. Retail investors can also diversify away from U.S. stocks with international stock exchange traded funds as well. Krishna Memani, chief investment officer at ...

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  • Time for ETF Investors to Overweight Europe

    02-19-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a stand out year, U.S. equities could begin to slow. Consequently, investors could turn to overseas European markets and related exchange traded funds for better returns. Peter Oppenheimer, the chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, argues that U.S. gains are...

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  • Euro Hedged ETF Tops $10B in Assets

    02-18-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    The indomitable rise of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) continues as the exchange traded fund has officially joined the $10 billion in assets under management club. Buoyed by year-to-date inflows of $4.34 billion as of Feb. 17, by far the best inflows...

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  • Asset Allocation With WisdomTree ETFs

    01-27-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. provider of exchange traded funds, introduced four ETF model portfolios aimed at investors with varying degrees of objectives and risk tolerance. "These four model portfolios are strategic in nature but also reflect our curre...

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  • WisdomTree Adds Four ETFs to Mexico Listings

    01-26-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, expanded its already solid footprint in Latin America with the recent announcement that Mexico's pension funds investment regulator, La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CON...

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  • An ETF Stock Right for the Times

    01-22-2015 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As one of the largest issuers of currency hedged exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF issuer, it makes sense that WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) has recently seen its shares surge. Over the past 90 days, shares of the New York-based ETF issuer are up 4...

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  • Ahead of ECB Meeting, a Rush to Europe ETFs

    01-21-2015 06:04 PM by Todd Shriber

    The European Central Bank meets Thursday, but news leaked Wednesday that the ECB is set to announce $58 billion in monthly bond purchases over at least a year. It is not clear whether the bond buying will be spread across the Eurozone or whether individual central banks will b...

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  • ETFs to Play the Swiss Move, Potential ECB Action

    01-16-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Swiss National Bank's surprise decision to end its exchange-rate cap signaled its confidence in further European Central Bank easing, which could further support U.S. debt and Eurozone hedged-equity exchange traded fund. "The Swiss move is being interpreted as a signal the...

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  • Europe ETFs to Invest Like a Millionaire

    01-13-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Europe is becoming the preferred overseas investment locale among millionaires. Not to be left out, the average retail investors can diversify with European equity exposure through exchange traded funds as well. For example, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equity ETF (...

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  • Eurozone ETF to Capture Growth and Limit Currency Risk

    01-08-2015 01:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I took a look at the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ). Investors can capture Eu...

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  • Tom Lydon Talks 2015 ETF Ideas on Fox Business

    01-02-2015 05:15 PM by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Friday to discuss potential investment themes for the new year. For instance, investors can seek out value plays in small-cap stocks and European equities. Watch the video below to see the full interview. To view past ...

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  • U.S. Equity ETFs Lead 2014 Inflows

    12-31-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Earlier this month, the U.S. exchange traded products hit a major milestone when combined assets uner management across exchange traded funds and notes topped $2 trillion. "Through December 22nd, assets have increased 18% this year from $1.698 trillion to $2.007 trillion based...

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  • 2015 Could Be a Good Year for Europe ETFs

    12-31-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    European equities and related exchange traded funds could outperform in 2015, capitalizing on lower energy prices, an improved export outlook and potentially more European Central Bank easing. For instance, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (N...

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  • U.S. ETF Assets Hit $2 Trillion Milestone

    12-23-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Buoyed by strong inflows to equity and fixed income funds, the U.S. exchange traded products industry has hit another milestone, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management. Industry observers likely saw this landmark moment when November inflows data revealed that invest...

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  • Hedged Europe ETF Continues Exponential Growth

    12-18-2014 12:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    With speculation rising that the European Central Bank will unveil a Federal Reserve-style bond buying program in the first half of 2015, investors are flocking to an exchange traded fund that hedges fluctuations in the EUR/USD currency pair while also providing long exposure to ...

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  • Look Before Leaping Into International ETFs

    12-10-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can diversify a portfolio with international stock exchange traded funds, but before diving into overseas investments, people should take a moment to consider some factors. "To make good decisions about your foreign-stock holdings, it's important to give some conside...

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  • Investors Keep Piling Into Euro Hedged ETF

    12-04-2014 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Just three exchange traded funds with exposure to ex-U.S. developed markets are among the top 10 asset-gathering ETFs this year. With $4 billion of inflows, a total surpassed by just eight other ETFs, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) is one of those th...

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  • Institutional Use of ETFs Continues Rising, Says BlackRock

    12-02-2014 12:07 PM by Todd Shriber

    Investors allocated another $42 billion to exchange traded funds last month, bringing year-to-date ETF inflows to $192 billion as the U.S. ETF industry is now within striking distance of the lofty $2 trillion in assets under management mark. Institutional investors continue to...

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  • Europe ETFs Can Turnaround Next Year

    12-02-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite ongoing weakness in Europe, exchange traded fund investors should buy into the Eurozone on the dip ahead of a potential economic rebound next year. "Significantly easier financial conditions, European Central Bank policy initiatives and a better external environment sh...

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  • 3 ETF Moves to Make By Year End

    12-01-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As we round out the year, exchange traded fund investors should take a look at how they are positioned and begin thinking about any adjustments they should make going into the new year. For 2015, investors may consider including a hedged Europe strategy to capture a growing Eu...

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  • Deutsche Crafting New Hedged Eurozone ETF

    11-26-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Rounding out its line of hedged-equity exchange traded funds, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is working on a euro-hedged ETF based on European Monetary Union members. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equi...

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  • Why Invest in Europe ETFs

    11-26-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund investors who are seeking to diversify their equity portfolios should consider including relatively cheaper European stocks as the European Central Bank looks at adding quantitative easing, but people should mind currency risks. For instance, the iShares M...

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  • Ahead of ECB Meeting, Hedge Euro ETF Back in the Spotlight

    11-24-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Another European Central Bank meeting is just 10 days away and with that, some large Wall Street banks are ratcheting up expectations that ECB President Mario Draghi will unveil Federal Reserve-style bond-buying, also known as quantitative easing. Earlier this month, former Fe...

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  • A Cautious View of Japan ETFs

    11-20-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Late last month, the Bank of Japan wowed global investors by unexpectedly increasing monetary stimulus. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund added to the ebullience by doubling its exposure to equities while slashing its allocation to low-yielding Japanese government bonds....

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  • Hedged-Europe ETFs to Capture ECB $1.2T Stimulus Growth

    11-06-2014 03:35 PM by Max Chen

    With the European Central Bank readying a €1 trillion bullet in the chamber, investors can capture the potential growth opportunity through Europe hedged-equity exchange traded funds as the euro currency weakens against the U.S. dollar and the Eurozone economy rebounds. If eco...

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  • Investors Dump Europe ETFs

    10-24-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the Eurozone languishes under a stagnating growth outlook, investors seem fed up with European markets, funneling record outflows from the region-focused stock exchange traded funds. According to Markit data, U.S.-listed Europe stock ETFs have experienced almost $3 billion ...

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  • Euro Trashed: Some Europe ETFs Decked by Outflows

    10-14-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    European stocks are wilting alongside their U.S. counterparts and that is, predictably causing problems for some familiar exchange traded funds that track European equities. With Monday's loss, the S&P 500 is down almost 6.7% over the past month, but Germany's DAX and Fran...

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  • These ETFs Have More Than Doubled in Size in 2014

    10-10-2014 05:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    On a global basis, exchange traded products, including exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes (ETNs), hauled in a record $199 billion last month, according to industry research firm ETFGI. "The Global ETF/ETP industry has 5,463 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,510 listings, assets ...

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  • The Right ETFs for Europe’s Rising Dividends

    10-07-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    While the U.S. was a dividend leader last year and emerging markets contributed $1 to every $7 paid dividends globally, Europe ex-U.K. lagged in dividend growth terms. Ex-U.K., European dividends have risen 8% since 2009, indicating the continent has the potential to deliver r...

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  • Currency Hedged ETFs: Lessons From Japan

    09-15-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Over the past two years, currency hedged exchange traded funds, those ETFs that seek to reduce investors' currency risk by pairing short positions in a particular foreign currency against the U.S. dollar while being long equities, have increased in notoriety and number. It is ...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: All Over the Map

    09-06-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. stocks advanced further into record territory this week, posting a fifth consecutive weekly gain, but they were not alone. Russia's benchmark Micex Index surged on talks of a cease-fire with Ukraine. Europe exchange jumped after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lowe...

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  • Hedged Euro ETF Has Another Day in the Sun

    09-04-2014 11:46 AM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) are up 1.6% Thursday on volume that appears poised to easily eclipse the daily average after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lowered interest rates. The Eurozone's benchmark borrowing rate has been pare...

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  • International Markets Could Lift Shares of WisdomTree

    08-20-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF sponsor, is pursing growth outside of the U.S. as an avenue for boosting shareholder returns. While the U.S. continues to dominate the ETF business in...

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  • At Least European Dividends are Perking Up

    08-19-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Plenty of the luster gained last year and in the early part of 2014 by European stocks and exchange traded funds has been lost as economic and geopolitical problems have had investors hitting the sell button on European equities and ETFs. However, there are some bright spots, ...

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  • State Street: ETFs Add $17B in Assets in July

    08-05-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a rocky month for U.S. stocks, investors poured $17 billion into exchange traded funds last month, though that is well off the pace of roughly $25 billion seen in June. "Market prognosticators will likely point to the brewing escalation in the Ukraine, ongoing tensions...

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  • Flailing Euro Pushes Dollars Into These ETFs

    07-30-2014 01:05 PM by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is off another 0.2% Wednesday, bringing its July tumble to 2.2%, giving investors little reason to stand by the ETF. FXE has bled almost $6.8 million in assets this month, bringing its year-to-date outflows north of $70 mi...

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  • Study Country Exposure in Your Europe ETFs

    07-10-2014 01:46 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dragged down by renewed worries surrounding Portugal's finances, Europe exchange traded funds are suffering from another round of financial crisis woes as investors focus on the continent's less stable peripheral nations. The iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR E...

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  • Where ETF Cash Flowed in the First Half

    07-08-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Helped by a strong showing in June, inflows to U.S. exchange traded funds totaled $74 billion in the first half of this year with a third, or $26 billion, of that total coming in last month. Combined assets under management at U.S.-listed exchange traded products, including ET...

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  • ECB's Low Rate Stance Weighs on Euro ETF

    07-03-2014 02:24 PM by Max Chen

    The euro exchange fund dipped while European equities advanced as the European Central Bank remained committed to low rates while mulling unconventional measures to combat low inflation. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) fell 0.4% Thursday. FXE is still up...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Global Giants, U.S. Dividends

    06-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another round of record highs on Friday, 221 exchange traded funds also joined the all-time high club. Several of those funds were among this week's group of most searched ETFs on ETF Trends, a group that is an intere...

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  • Investors Piled Into These ETFs Ahead of ECB Meeting

    06-05-2014 06:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) fell 0.16% on volume that was more than 58% greater than the daily average on Wednesday in what can be seen as another sign that financial markets are expecting the European Central Bank to unveil some type of easing plan whe...

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  • Gametime for ECB, Europe ETFs

    06-03-2014 02:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    With all eyes on the European Central Bank this week, exchange trade fund investors can look forward to improved sentiment for both Eurozone equities and fixed-income markets if the central bank reveals a looser monetary policy Thursday. "ECB action would improve sentiment in ...

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  • ETFs to Capture International Markets While Hedging Currency Risk

    05-29-2014 04:03 PM by Max Chen

    Global stocks remain important portfolio components, but investors face currency risks. Fortunately,  there are a number of hedged-equity exchange traded funds now available that help diminish the negative effects of a weaker foreign currency. On a recent webcast, Currency-Hed...

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  • An ETF to Capture Eurozone Growth, Sans Currency Risk

    05-29-2014 11:07 AM by Tom Lydon

    I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded funds market. This week, I highlighted the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ). HEDJ provides...

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  • Ten WisdomTree ETFs Top $1B in Assets Under Management

    05-27-2014 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said today that it now has 10 ETFs with at least $1 billion in assets under management. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), the largest India ETF, is the newest mem...

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  • ETF Signs Mount Traders are Expecting ECB Easing

    05-23-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    If reading market tea leaves truly is a fruitful activity, then investors might do well to pay attention to the recent action in some Europe exchange traded funds, particularly with the European Central Bank set to meet on June 5. Consider the following factoids that point to ...

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  • ECB Speculation Drives Euro ETF to Three-Month Low

    05-15-2014 02:40 PM by Max Chen

    Speculation that the European Central Bank will increase monetary easing at the meeting next month helped push down the euro exchange traded fund, with the currency touching an 11-week low Thursday. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) has declined 1.5% over ...

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  • Two ETFs Pricing in ECB Easing

    05-12-2014 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber

    Thirty-six exchange traded funds have raced to new all-time highs Monday. The list is littered with dividend funds and ETFs focused on U.S. large-caps, but investors may want to pay attention to two of the Europe ETFs on the new all-time high list. The db X-Trackers MSCI Europ...

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  • WisdomTree Launches Two New Dividend Growth ETFs

    05-07-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, will add to its lineup of dividend growth ETFs today with the debut of the WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth Fund (NYSEArca: EUDG) and the WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Fund (NYSEArca: IHDG). IHD...

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  • Currency ETFs Struggle to Keep Pace With Industry Growth

    05-07-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although not at the breakneck pace seen in 2012 and 2013, inflows to exchange traded products are continuing this year with the year-to-date total as of the end of April resting at close to $30 billion. That growth has not permeated currency ETFs, the smallest corner of the ET...

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  • ETFs to Watch as OECD Cuts Global Forecast

    05-07-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Global markets and exchange traded funds have put the worst behind them, but the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that we could see slower growth this year due to unexpectedly sluggish large emerging economies. Policy makers "can now switch from avo...

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  • Europe ETFs for Possible ECB Quantitative Easing

    04-24-2014 05:41 PM by Max Chen

    The European Central Bank is contemplating a broad-based asset purchase program that could mirror the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing, potentially fueling a rally in Europe exchange traded funds. "The objective here would not be to defend the current stance, but rather t...

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  • Different Approaches to Europe ETFs

    04-24-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Europe exchange traded funds have built on the momentum established last year and have not only offered solid returns in 2014, but have impressed in terms of gathering assets as well. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) is up just over 3% while the iShares Europe ETF ...

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  • ETFs for Draghi Talk

    04-14-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi continues to talk the talk when it comes to fighting the strong euro. At the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting Saturday, Draghi said that added euro strength would warrant ECB action, which could include the central bank'...

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  • Hedged Europe ETF Tops $1 Billion in Assets

    04-07-2014 11:46 AM by Tom Lydon

    The WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) is WisdomTree's (NasdaqGS: WETF) latest exchange traded fund to top $1 billion in assets under management. To be precise, HEDJ had $1.1 billion in assets as of April 4. Just as the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (...

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  • Despite Euro Strength, All-Time Highs for This ETF

    04-03-2014 12:47 PM by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is trading slightly lower Thursday after the European Central Bank did a whole lot of nothing following its policy meeting. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi gave arguably his strongest hint to date that the ECB will engage in Fede...

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  • Currency Hedged ETFs on the Rise

    03-03-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As advisors and investors have become increasingly aware of the potentially erosive effects of currency fluctuations on portfolios, currency hedged exchange traded funds have gained appeal. Not only has the population of currency hedged ETFs swelled, but so have assets allocat...

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  • WisdomTree Expands in Latin America

    02-28-2014 01:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. sponsor of exchange traded funds, earlier this week announced the expansion of its Latin America footprint, saying it received approval to list 12 of its ETFs in Peru. New York-based WisdomTree said the the Superintendencia d...

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  • Don’t Forget These Currency Hedged ETFs

    02-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world of currency hedged exchange traded funds is growing. At least six such ETFs from two different issuers have debuted just this year. But even with that growth, yen hedged ETFs, namely the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the db X-trackers MSCI J...

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  • Turn to Europe, Japan ETFs for International Diversification

    01-28-2014 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recent tumult sent equities reeling, providing a glimmer of market conditions ahead. In an environment of persistent volatility, investors should diversify to limit risk in the U.S., with developed international market exchange traded funds. The recent focus on emerging ma...

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  • ETFs to Beat Global Deflation

    01-02-2014 06:00 AM by Gary Gordon

    The rich have never been so wealthy. I have never been so wealthy. In fact, a great many Seeking Alpha readers have never been so wealthy. The reason? People with money own price-appreciating, income-producing stocks that continue to register all-time highs; meanwhile, their prop...

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  • 3 Reasons Foreign Stock ETFs Can Outperform U.S. Peers

    12-26-2013 06:00 AM by Gary Gordon

    Some media writers have expressed little surprise by the extent of the run-up in U.S. stocks. It's one thing to be bullish. It's quite another to look at 28% year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as customary. Super-sized annual percentage jumps occur more frequently in the i...

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  • The Rising Popularity of Single-Country ETFs

    12-12-2013 01:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    When it comes to accessing global markets with exchange traded funds, diversified plays are still among many investors' first choice. For example, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEArca: EFA) and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) are two of the four largest E...

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  • Shorting the Euro: Not 2013’s Best Idea

    12-12-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    At the start of 2013, if one surveyed a group currency strategists and traders and asked that group to pick a developed market currency most likely to decline, after the yen, chances are the euro would have been the pick. Looking back, it is easy to understand. The Eurozone wa...

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  • A 2014 Game Plan for Europe ETFs

    12-11-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs reiterated its bullish view on European equities for 2014. Noting that European equities remain cheap, Goldman Sachs' Peter Oppenheimer told CNBC his firm is "pretty optimistic of equity markets still" while noting that "there's been a big period of o...

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  • WisdomTree: European Equities Trading at Discounts to Historical Averages

    12-05-2013 11:29 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    With the various issues plaguing Europe over the past few years, it isn't surprising that equity market valuations have been depressed. Yet given the general feeling that the worst of the European crisis may be behind us, allocations to Europe have been increasing and certain mar...

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  • WisdomTree: Europe’s Earnings Cycle Just Getting Started

    12-03-2013 11:28 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    Europe's economy experienced six straight quarters of negative economic growth-or contraction-before returning to a positive growth rate-or expansion-in the second quarter of 2013. The recovery in Europe has been supported by accommodative monetary policy, low inflation and a mod...

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  • Attractive Valuations Lurk Among Europe ETFs

    12-02-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Europe exchange traded funds have risen from the ashes of the region's sovereign debt crisis to, in some cases, rank among the better ex-U.S. developed market performers in 2013. For investors that think they have missed out on the run in Europe ETFs or that said has led to st...

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  • 10 Great Diversified Europe ETFs

    11-28-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Eurozone's sovereign debt crisis is still fresh on investors' minds , but 2013 has been kind to Europe exchange traded funds. That applies to single-country and diversified ETFs and the outlook for 2014 is rosy, too. Although risks remain in the Eurozone, Goldman Sachs for...

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  • Goldman Forecast Bullish for Europe, Japan ETFs

    11-27-2013 11:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    Already among this year's best ex-U.S. developed market performers, more upside could be in store for Europe and Japan exchange traded funds next year if new forecasts by Goldman Sachs prove accurate. The bank is overweight on both markets with a 2014 target of 1,450 for Japan...

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  • 10 ETFs That More Than Doubled in Size

    11-10-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    And by that we  mean the following slideshow will contain 10 exchange traded funds that have seen their assets under management tallies double (or more) this year. The law of large numbers might imply that as an ETF grows larger, particularly well into the $500 million in AUM ...

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  • Europe’s P/E Ratios Can Keep Recovering

    11-08-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    So much for the notion that the U.S. is the cleanest shirt in a hamper full of dirty developed markets laundry. While Eurozone unemployment hovers at record highs, investors are embracing European equities. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) is one of the top 10 ETFs...

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  • Surprise ECB Rate Cut Doesn't do Much for Europe ETFs

    11-07-2013 01:57 PM by Max Chen

    The European Central Bank unexpectedly cut rates in an attempt to bolster the Euzorone economy. However, investors dumped EU stocks and exchange traded funds Thursday, anticipating an extended period of weakness. The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (NYSEArca: FEZ) declined 1.3% Thursda...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Europe Says Hear me Roar

    11-05-2013 11:52 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The largest Europe focused equity ETF in the landscape, VGK (Vanguard FTSE Europe, Expense Ratio 0.12%) has pulled in more than $500 million in fresh new assets in the last few sessions, adding to its already impressive base of $11.9 billion in AUM. Related ETF, FEZ (SPDR Euro...

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  • WisdomTree: Rising Euro Hurting Exporters

    11-04-2013 10:53 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    Europe's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, consumers have shown signs of improvement, and the manufacturing surveys are pointing toward expansion. This stabilization of the European economy is encouraging and a step toward alleviating a major concern for the globa...

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  • Big Europe ETF, Rivals Shine

    10-30-2013 09:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    Time and again this year, it has been said that U.S. stocks are the brightest developed market stars. Tell that to some of the major diversified Europe exchange traded funds. Over the past 90 days, the S&P 500 is higher by 5.5%, exactly half the returns offered by the Vang...

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  • WisdomTree Plans Currency Hedged International Dividend ETF Play

    10-22-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree is expanding its line of currency-hedged equity exchange traded funds to include an international dividend growth opportunity, helping investors diversify and protect against swings in the Forex market. According to a SEC filing, the WisdomTree International Hedged ...

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  • A Europe ETF to Play the ECB's Loose Monetary Policies

    05-09-2013 01:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    A euro currency-hedged European stock exchange traded fund could begin to outperform if the European Central Bank makes good on hints at cutting interest rates even more. ECB President Mario Draghi stated that policy makers will reduce interest rates further if needed after ra...

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  • How Currency Movements Impact International ETFs

    02-15-2013 08:01 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that focus on foreign countries can affected by currency movements as well as the direction of stock markets. Currency fluctuations against the U.S. dollar are one factor that can have a big impact on the overall investment return. With ETFs, investors ca...

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  • International ETFs Minus Currency Risk

    12-06-2012 08:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investing in international exchange traded funds comes with risks for U.S. investors such as the obvious geopolitical factors -- however, many investors can overlook currency risk. To mitigate these currency risks, some ETFs hedge their exposure to foreign currencies. "Currenc...

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  • Revamped Europe ETF Hedges Euro Currency Risks

    09-05-2012 03:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    With European equities depressed after their prolonged financial crisis, WisdomTree has restructured one of its exchange traded funds to offer exposure to potentially undervalued stocks in the region while hedging the currency risk of owning the euro. According to a press rele...

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  • ETFs That Hedge Their Foreign-Currency Exposure

    07-29-2011 01:00 PM by John Spence

    Some investors in mutual funds and exchange traded funds that target international stocks might not realize their returns can be influenced by how foreign currencies perform against the U.S. dollar. Many ETFs that invest in overseas equities do not hedge their exposure to fore...

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  • How to Hedge Euro Currency Risk With ETFs

    06-01-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When you're investing internationally, you're betting on both equities and the local currency, too. That means Europe exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be taking a bigger hit that you might expect. With ETFs, though, you can hedge that currency risk. The declining European...

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  • Why Jeremy Siegel is Bullish on the U.S.

    06-01-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Jeremy Siegel is a Wharton finance professor and advisor to New York-based exchanged traded fund (ETF) provider WisdomTree . He is an optimist when it comes to the U.S. and global economic recovery and gives us his thoughts as to why he is bullish. Siegel acknowledges that the...

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  • Know Which ETFs Come With Euro Exposure

    05-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The euro has fallen mightily against the U.S. dollar, and some believe it will weaken even more. Regardless of whether the euro further weakens or makes a strong rally, it is prudent to know how much your exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio is exposed to the euro. Don Dion fo...

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  • New WisdomTree ETF Offers a Currency Hedge

    01-05-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree, a leading ETF sponsor and index developer, has launched a new  exchange traded fund (ETF): WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (NYSRArca: HEDJ). HEDJ is a "fund of funds." HEDJ is designed to provide exposure to the equity securities in Europe, Australas...

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Number of Holdings: 122

Financials 19.96%
Industrials 12.36%
Telecommunications 11.59%
Energy 10.9%
Consumer Staples 9.19%
Utilities 8.94%
Consumer Discretionary 8.77%
Materials 7.93%
Health Care 7.02%
Technology 2.9%
Beverages 8.7%
Large Pharma 8.1%
Household Products 7.7%
Automobiles 6.8%
Electrical Power Equipment 6.2%
Banks 5.7%
Telecom Carriers 5.6%
Apparel Footwear & Acc Design 5.3%
Diversified Banks 4.8%
Aircraft & Parts 2.6%
Application Software 2.6%
Specialty Chemicals 2.5%
Elec & Gas Mktg & Trading 2.4%
Food & Drug Stores 2.3%
Infrastructure Construction 2.3%
Packaged Food 2%
Medical Equipment 1.8%
Biotech 1.6%
Comml & Res Bldg Equip & Sys 1.3%
Basic & Diversified Chemicals 1.3%
Auto Parts 1.3%
P&C Insurance 1%
Unknown 0.45985%
United Kingdom 19.63%
Japan 14.55%
France 12.59%
Australia 8.64%
Germany 7.86%
Spain 6.71%
Switzerland 5.51%
Italy 4.6%
China 2.82%
Singapore 2.76%
Sweden 2.72%
Hong Kong 2.5%
Netherlands 2.37%
Norway 2.21%
Finland 1.58%
Belgium 1.04%
Austria 0.86%
Portugal 0.77%
United States 0.41%
Denmark 0.41%
New Zealand 0.26%
Ireland 0.17%
Other 0.03%
Large-cap 84.4%
Mid-cap 13.1%
Small-cap 2.2%
Unknown 0.3%

Number of Holdings: 122





Market Cap


6.7% ABIBB Anheuser-Busch InBev... Consumer Staples 175137570000 Belgium
5.4% TEFSM Telefonica SA Communications 67360010000 Spain
4.9% DAIGY Daimler AG Consumer Discretionary 91694700000 Germany
4.7% UNANA Unilever NV Consumer Staples 116881310000 Netherlands
4.6% SANFP Sanofi Health Care 120797550000 France
4.6% SANSM Banco Santander SA Financials 94993320000 Spain
4.2% BBVASM Banco Bilbao Vizcaya... Financials 56747140000 Spain
3.7% SIEGY Siemens AG Industrials 85368900000 Germany
3.6% BAYNGY Bayer AG Health Care 106686190000 Germany
3.3% ORFP L'Oreal SA Consumer Staples 95661720000 France

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