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Hey happy New Year & thanks for the answer.

I'm a bit hazy what is meant by "is effectively hedged into US $". My guess is that just means Nintendo makes more money internationally with a weaker Yen, but that effectively gets washed out by the exchange rate.

It seems to me to be a balance equation.

And I'm sure this exact scenario can in fact be represented entirely be an equation, it would be very interesting to figure it out.

"That said, there are a number of other factors at play: How much of the company's business is based outside its home country?"

What you say here is probably the biggest factor in the equation. The more heavily weighted sales & profits are Internationally for a company with a Weak Currency, the more favorable that investment is for an International Investor, it would seem.

All the big Electronics & Automobile Japanese companies get most profits abroad, like Sony, Toyota, Nintendo.

So the new-formed question is: For a foreign company with primarily International sales, what's the equation for deciding what's better for an American Investor in general - a Weaker Foreign Currency or a Stronger one?

Any Math wizards care to put an equation out there?
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