Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Currency ETFs

The currency exchange-traded funds are designed to help traders invest in a single currency or a basket of currencies. The currency market is the largest and the most liquid in the world. The role of the currency ETFs is to follow the currency movements on the major markets. The ETFs track most of the international currencies: U.S Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Brazilian Real, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen etc. The currency ETFs are appropriate to hedge against inflation or give an exposure to the foreign investments. Similarly to any other investment, currency trading carries some risks e.g. changes in economic conditions, decisions of central banks concerning interest rates, political risks and so on. Before investing in the currency ETFs (or any other ETFs) it is advisable to analyze the market as detailed as possible. Currencies of particular countries are sometimes connected with specific commodities e.g. Australian Dollar reacts to copper prices – it is crucial to know such relations.

Strongest Trends Summary: Currency ETFs

Single currency

SEK - USD, Swedish Krona ETF is in the long-term down -23% below S&P in 4 years.
USD ETF is in the long-term up 10% in 3 years.
USD - CAD, Canadian Dollar ETF is in the long-term down -6% below S&P in 4 years.

Currency ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
AYT iPath GEMS Asia 8 ETN 39.87 0.68%
BZF WisdomTree Dreyfus ETF BZ Real Fnd 17.09 0.59% 33.41 M 0.45%
CEW WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency Fd 17.49 0.17% 139.47 M 0.55%
CNY Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi/USD ETN 40.17
CROC ProShares Trust II 56.09 1.06%
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fd 23.34 -0.47% 170.15 M 0.45%
DBAW Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI AW exUS Hdgd Eq ETF 23.92 0.08%
DBKO Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI South Kor Hdgd Eq ETF 24.33 0.18%
DBMX Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Eq ETF 19.5 0.36%
DBV Powershares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund 24.92 -0.2% 0.81%
DRR Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN 64.63 -0.42%
ERO Barclays PLC iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN 38.85
EUFX ProShares Short Euro 45.38 -0.22%
EUO ProShares UltraShort Euro 27.46 -0.29% 410.45 M 0.95%
FORX PIMCO ETF Trust 42.77 0.65%
FXA Guggenheim CurrencyShares Australian 71.79 -0.5% 0.4%
FXB Guggenheim CurrencyShares British 119.74 -0.11% 0.4%
FXC Guggenheim CurrencyShares Canadian 73 -0.29% 0.4%
FXCH CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust 70.4
FXE Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust 101.52 0.16% 0.4%
FXF CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust 92.88 -0.21%
FXS CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust 105.25 0.4%
FXSG CurrencyShares Singapore Dollar Trust 68.53 0.81% 0.4%
FXY Guggenheim CurrencyShares Japanese 82.22 0.24% 0.4%
GBB iPath Goldman Sachs iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN 32.74 0.68%
GEUR AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF 11.49 -6.81%
GYEN AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF 10.63
HEFA iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF 26.47 0.19%
HEWG iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF 25.86 0.04%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 28.68 -0.07%
ICI iPath iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN 41.04
ICN WisdomTree Dreyfus Indian Rupee Fund ETF 21.62 29.49 M 0.45%
IHDG WisdomTree International Hdgd Div Gr ETF 26.29 0.19%
INR Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN 38.02
JEM iPath GEMS Index ETN 28.21
PGD iPath Asian and Gulf Currency Revaluation ETN Revaluation ETN 47.64
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish 20.33 0.1% 0.8%
ULE ProShares Ultra Euro 13.88 0.36% 2.6 M 0.95%
URR Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN 15.02
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish ETF 28.27 -0.04%
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish 26.63 -0.08% 0.8%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 55.18 0.6% 2.9 M 0.95%
YCS Proshares Trust II 80.82 -0.35% 405.62 M 0.95%