There are also a number of currency-hedged ETFs that provide more targeted exposure. For example, the Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBEU) is targets European markets, including U.K. 30.0%, France 15.1%, Switzerland 14.2%, Germany 14.1%, Spain 4.9%, Netherlands 4.7%, Sweden 4.6%, Italy 3.3%, Denmark 3.1% and Belgium 2.3%.[related_stories]
Additionally, there are currency-hedged country-specific options as well, including the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBJP), which focuses on Japan.
However, potential investors should be aware that these currency hedged ETFs may underperform non-hedged ETFs if the foreign currencies begin to appreciate or the U.S. dollar depreciates.
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