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How To Play Currency ETFs In The Year Ahead

January 12th, 2014

dollar etfCurrency markets saw an eventful 2013 with the dollar spiking, emerging markets currencies sliding, the yen setting multi-year lows every now and then and the Euro gaining and losing Read more…


Time To Buy The British Pound Sterling ETF?

April 3rd, 2013

british poundIt has been a rather forgetful year for the British pound so far as the currency lost close to 6.5% versus the U.S dollar since the start of January. This makes it one of the worst performing currencies on a year to date basis after the Japanese yen. Read more…


Is The U.S. Dollar Making A Top? (UUP, FXB, FXE, FXY)

March 22nd, 2013

dollar etfPatrick MontesDeOca: After the Bank of England Governor Mervyn King signalled concern regarding the value of US currency, the British Pound rallied against the US dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) and closed above $1.51. Read more…


What To Expect From These Currency ETFs (UUP, FXE, FXY, FXB)

March 19th, 2013

currency1Eric Dutram: Although many investors overlook currency ETFs, these products can usually tell us a lot about equity performance. Generally speaking, when the dollar is surging it can lead to a weak equity market, while the opposite is often true with a weak dollar. Read more…


Weekly Technical Landscape For Currency ETFs (FXB, FXE, FXY)

March 11th, 2013

currency1Patrick MontesDeOca: The CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling ETF (NYSEARCA:FXB) closed at 147.48. The market closing below the daily 50 MA (155) is confirmation that the trend momentum is bearish. With the market closing below the VC Weekly Price Momentum Indicator of 148.24 Read more…


Is George Soros About To Short The British Pound Again? CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

February 20th, 2013

george sorosBen Gersten: Shorting the yen has earned George Soros more than $1 billion in profits since November. Read more…


Are UK ETFs In Serious Trouble? (EWU, FKU, FXB)

February 5th, 2013

uk united kingdomEric Dutram: Stock prices have broadly risen across Europe as the continent’s crisis has been put on the back burner for the time being. However, we could be entering the second leg of the crisis as some Read more…


Breaking Down The Currency Wars (FXE, UUP, FXY, EUO, FXB, FXC, FXA)

February 5th, 2013

currency1Martin Hutchinson: It’s war by other means. With the Bank of Japan now buying government bonds and targeting an inflation rate of 2%, a global race to the bottom is on again. Read more…


3 ETFs To Watch This Week (GXC, FXB, FXE)

January 7th, 2013

Carolyn Pairitz: The first week of the new year saw a quiet rally of the market, as the President and Congress reached an agreement on fiscal cliff discussions and signed a bill into effect earlier this week. The United States also reported the addition of 155,000 jobs in 2012. While this number is not really that high Read more…


3 ETFs To Watch This Week (EWJ, FXB, RTH)

November 19th, 2012

Daniela Pylypczak: Bearish momentum continued to be a dominant force on Wall Street last week as investors shifted their focus to fiscal cliff woes and eurozone drama. President Obama reinforced his solution for the United States’ deficit reduction, taking a tough stance and drawing Read more…


Tuesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

November 13th, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: Monday proved to be another up-down day on Wall Street as major equity indexes failed to hold on to gains as the trading session drew to a close. News of China’s trade surplus widening more than expected last month was largely overshadowed by fiscal cliff Read more…


Three ETFs To Watch This Week (FXA, FXB, FXE)

November 5th, 2012

Daniela Pylypczak: Trading was cut short on Wall Street last week after the destructive path ofHurricane Sandy battered the East Coast and forced the New York Stock Exchange to close on Monday and Tuesday. While trading volumes were understandably low, investors welcomed Read more…


Tuesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

September 18th, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: The bears were quick to return on Monday as last week’s massive end-of-week rally created dozens of profit-taking opportunities. Selling pressures from Europe spilled over as lawmakers struggled to set a timetable for moving forward with the proposed unified Read more…


Tuesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

June 19th, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: Equity markets kicked off the week on a positive note as investors cheered on positive data on the homefront along with encouraging developments in Greece over the weekend. The latest home builder index came in at 29, surpassing the previous reading of 28 Read more…


Three ETFs To Watch This Week (EWG, FXB, TVIX)

May 14th, 2012

Jared Cummans: After a relatively dull week on Wall Street, the coming trading days will see the heat turned up on markets as a wealth of economic data will be reported from all over the world. But that is not to say that last week did not see any developing trends, as there were a few key takeaways. For starters, both gold and crude oil have been sliding as of late as investors and analysts try to call entry points into Read more…


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