MarketWatch Premium: Wary of buying international stocks? At least you no longer need to worry about hedging


The topic for today’s deep dive into constructing a diversified portfolio: Should you hedge your currency risk when investing internationally?

It seems obvious we should. Take what happened last year in the case of Argentina’s stock market. As judged by the S&P MERVAL Index AR:SPMERVAL in Argentinian peso terms, that market rose by 62% in 2020. But, due to a 29% decline in the value of the Argentinian Peso relative to the U.S. dollar, this index rose by just 14.6% in U.S. dollar terms — lower than that of the S&P 500 Index…

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