U.S. investors who buy foreign stocks are increasingly looking at currency hedging, a strategy that has had a mixed track record. Blame it on the Fed -- or investors and their utter dependence on the... more 
U.S. investors who buy foreign stocks are increasingly looking at currency hedging, a strategy that has had a mixed track record. Blame it on the Fed -- or investors and their utter dependence on the Fed's stimulus program. Whoever you blame, global markets had a broad selloff overnight and the S&P 500 is limping along today. Stocks fell at the open as concerns grew over when the Federal Reserve might begin winding down its massive monetary stimulus program. Stocks are falling for a third day in a row on Wall Street after several companies reported weak earnings. World stock markets fell, led by a plunge in Japan's benchmark index, as expectations mounted that the U.S. central bank will begin to phase out its monetary stimulus next month. less 
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