Big names in the marketplace have drawn the attention of many investors, but don’t forget about the small-cap companies around the world that could become tomorrow’s next big thing.
On the upcoming webcast (available for CE Credit), Opportunities Outside of U.S. Large Cap Companies, Salvatore Bruno, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of IndexIQ, and Tom Psarofagis, Director of ETF Product Management at IndexIQ, will outline the investment opportunity beyond the U.S. large-cap segment and consider a factor based approach that could better diversify investors’ portfolios.
For instance, the IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF (NYSEArca: HFXI) and IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: HFXE) are two options that could help investors gain exposure to international markets while limiting potential foreign exchange risks.
The Forex market is notoriously fickle, and the U.S. dollar has actually been weakening since the start of the year. Consequently, investors who have a more neutral stance on the foreign exchange outlook may consider a 50% hedged international investment, like HFXI and HFXE, as a way to limit volatility in their international exposure due to a sudden currency swing.