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Topic: The Impact of Currency Exchange Rates
When you invest in foreign stocks and even in US companies with foreign subsidiaries,  the value of your investment is impacted, not only by business results but also by changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

Do you really know what it means when you hear that the dollar is strengthening or weakening?   Which one will be good for your investments?  How much of the change in sales and earnings growth that you are seeing is just due to currency exchange rates changing?

For example, here's a recent blog post I wrote, pointing out how currency fluctuations were affecting reported sales growth at ResMed:

Can You Rest Easy Holding ResMed?

These are important concepts to familiarize yourself with if you are interested in investing internationally.

Of course,  should you even consider doing that?

If you have an interest in learning more,  make sure you attend this Thursdays Club Meeting Meeting webinar, with guest presenter Sharon McAllister.  She'll give you a thorough overview of investing internationally.  Find out more about where you might look for investments, your options for making foreign investments and the factors to consider if you do make them.

The webinar is at 8:30PM ET.  It's free and everyone is invited.  You can register now to join us at www.bivio.com/club_cafe.   Hope to see you there!

Laurie Frederiksen
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