Invest in Foreign Stocks Without the Currency Risk

FMI International stays ahead of its peers with the help of a dollar-hedging strategy.

The results of the typical overseas fund hinge not just on the performance of the securities it holds but also on swings in currencies. When the dollar strengthens against, say, the euro or the yen, money invested in those currencies converts to fewer greenbacks. When the dollar weakens, investments in those currencies translate to more bucks.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.