The benefits of currency investing through ETFs

The much hoped-for “green shoots” arising from post-GFC economic stimulus are blossoming in key markets, and present some attractive opportunities for Australian investors. The US economy, in particular, is expected to continue to improve. According to the latest forecasts from the International Monetary Fund, the US economy will grow by an above-trend 3.6% this year,

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Risk-on/Risk-off investing – using currency to de-risk global exposure

With the Australian dollar seemingly on a downward trend, investor interest in gaining offshore investment exposure is growing. In our recent Portfolio Construction post, we looked at some strategies to implement ‘risk-on/risk-off’ for domestic equities exposures. In this post, we look at how currency can be used to de-risk your international share allocations.

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