S&P 500 has stunk, especially compared to these funds

April 1, 2015 9:38 PM

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S&P 500 has stunk, especially compared to these funds

Interest in overseas equities—which have become more popular as many investors think the U.S. market is overvalued—has led to a surge for currency-hedged equity funds. In the top 20 best-performing ETFs, there are seven currency-hedged portfolios—three German ones, three broad European equity funds and a Japan-hedged health-care fund.

With the U.S. dollar rising against nearly every currency, investors are worried about losing money on foreign investments. By buying hedged products, they can get market returns without worrying about currency ups and downs impacting their portfolio, said Aniket Ullal, First Bridge Data's founder.

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