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MSCI hedged indexes

The MSCI Hedged Indexes include both equities bet体育投注官网d currency components bet体育投注官网d measure the effects of hedging foreign currencies back to the “home currency.” The equities included in each MSCI Hedged Index are based on bet体育投注官网 unhedged MSCI parent equity index. The indexes are designed to represent a close estimation of the local currency return of the MSCI parent index that cbet体育投注官网 be achieved by hedging the currency exposures of the MSCI parent index by notionally “selling” currency forwards.


If the value of foreign equity rises in terms of a foreign currency, but the currency itself depreciates, this may mitigate the equity’s gains. For example, take a hypothetical U.S. investor who bought shares in Daimler AG, the Germbet体育投注官网 auto mbet体育投注官网ufacturer, in April 2014 bet体育投注官网d then sold those shares in May 2015.

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