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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Investor Alley => Topic started by: QyQ on January 24, 2019, 07:51:02 AM

Title: Canadian investor into the US market, to go Hedge or Non-Hedge
Post by: QyQ on January 24, 2019, 07:51:02 AM
Hello!

Title says it all, im about to invest a great portion my funds into VUN or VUS.

Which one should I pick as a canadian investor with a time frame of 20-30 years to go.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Canadian investor into the US market, to go Hedge or Non-Hedge
Post by: Freedomin5 on January 24, 2019, 08:36:04 AM
I want to say unhedged. The Canadian Couch Potato site has an article that goes in depth into this, I think. Id recommend reading the stuff on their site thoroughly before making any decisions, rather than just trusting a bunch of internet strangers.
Title: Re: Canadian investor into the US market, to go Hedge or Non-Hedge
Post by: MustacheAndaHalf on January 24, 2019, 09:13:30 AM
I've read that over long time frames, currency fluctuations tend to cancel out.  Hedging costs more.  I think Larry Swedroe recommends against it in his books.  I assume you also have investments in Canadian stocks, and ex-US international stocks?
Title: Re: Canadian investor into the US market, to go Hedge or Non-Hedge
Post by: QyQ on February 21, 2019, 08:32:29 PM
Getting back to this post.

After some reading on the Canadian Couch Potato website, I decided to go with those ETFs : XAW for US and international coverage, VCN for canadian stocks and ZAG serving for an airbag.