Currency ETFs


Most of these ETFs focus their investments on specific or various currencies. These currencies can aim to replicate movements in currency in the foreign exchange market by holding currencies either directly or through currency-denominated short-term debt instruments, domestic currencies (U.S. Dollar), foreign currencies, or a combination of all. While investing in Currency ETFs is a particular way to achieve international diversification and to hedge against losses in the U.S. dollar, it also requires a bit of expertise to understand the global ramifications of what is happening across the globe. With that, we believe these ETFs are better suited for moderate investors who may be more willing to accept variations in their portfolio's balance. Again, because of the hedging aspect vs other investments in one's portfolio, we do see some risk being removed from owning them, hence not labeled as aggressive investors only. We certainly understand any investor who may be apprehensive from considering these from the lack of expertise in global currency movements.

D

Category Grade

This category ranks #51 out of 65 ETF categories.

B
Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is B (Buy).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
FXE
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust
105.52 105.70 105.79 105.44 112.90 100.46 +0.17
(0.16%)
3.19% -4.83% 305.28M 0.40% A
Strong Buy
FXF
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
95.57 95.67 95.69 95.57 101.31 92.37 -0.08
(-0.08%)
1.96% -3.99% 148.20M 0.40% A
Strong Buy
CEW
WisdomTree Emerging Currency Strategy Fund
18.39 18.43 18.48 18.39 18.59 17.21 +0.01
(0.05%)
5.15% 2.57% 46.15M 0.55% A
Strong Buy
CYB
WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Strategy Fund
24.22 24.20 24.23 24.09 25.09 22.89 -0.03
(-0.12%)
4.13% -2.96% 36.24M 0.45% A
Strong Buy
BZF
WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strategy Fund
18.30 18.15 18.30 18.06 18.85 14.50 +0.17
(0.94%)
7.39% 21.76% 21.88M 0.45% A
Strong Buy
CNY
Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi/USD ETN
40.74 40.74 40.74 40.74 42.93 38.05 -0.50
(-1.21%)
4.33% -3.48% 10.59M 0.55% A
Strong Buy
AYT
iPath GEMS Asia 8 ETN
40.98 40.77 40.99 40.71 42.72 38.30 +0.15
(0.37%)
2.99% -0.53% 1.17M 0.89% A
Strong Buy
UUP
PowerShares DB USD Index Bullish
25.57 25.56 25.60 25.54 26.83 23.96 -0.03
(-0.12%)
-3.36% 5.36% 706.28M 0.75% B
Buy
FXB
Guggenheim CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
126.19 125.88 126.33 125.75 145.60 117.48 +0.43
(0.34%)
4.93% -11.71% 295.33M 0.40% B
Buy
USDU
WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund
26.99 27.03 27.04 26.97 28.53 25.61 -0.06
(-0.22%)
-3.50% 4.37% 189.21M 0.50% B
Buy
FXA
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
74.94 74.65 74.94 74.59 77.72 71.64 +0.19
(0.25%)
3.90% -1.81% 167.74M 0.40% B
Buy
FXY
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
86.39 86.26 86.47 86.26 96.75 81.33 -0.23
(-0.27%)
4.69% -3.57% 103.93M 0.40% B
Buy
DBV
PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest
24.63 24.57 24.65 24.55 26.03 23.02 +0.04
(0.16%)
-0.73% 4.41% 44.33M 0.75% B
Buy
FXS
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust
108.60 108.60 108.60 108.60 122.77 102.80 -0.54
(-0.49%)
2.13% -10.43% 21.74M 0.40% B
Buy
GBB
iPath Goldman Sachs iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN
34.00 34.00 34.00 34.00 39.39 31.50 +0.23
(0.68%)
4.62% -11.53% 4.30M 0.40% B
Buy
FXC
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
72.35 72.34 72.35 72.11 79.26 72.11 -0.12
(-0.17%)
-1.66% -8.36% 180.85M 0.40% C
Neutral
FXCH
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust
70.99 70.99 70.99 70.99 76.34 70.11 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.45% -6.41% 7.13M 0.40% C
Neutral
FXSG
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Singapore Dollar Trust ETF
70.26 70.26 70.26 70.26 74.00 66.86 0.00
(0.00%)
3.35% -3.05% 3.52M 0.40% NR
Not Rated
ERO
Barclays PLC iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN
40.35 40.35 40.35 40.35 43.08 38.67 -0.23
(-0.57%)
3.46% -4.75% 2.85M 0.40% NR
Not Rated
ICI
iPath iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN
39.81 39.81 39.81 39.81 41.62 37.41 0.00
(0.00%)
-3.16% 2.84% 1.94M 0.65% NR
Not Rated
JYN
BARCLAYS BANK PLC iPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN
49.82 49.82 49.82 49.82 56.72 47.50 0.00
(0.00%)
4.31% -1.91% 1.51M 0.40% NR
Not Rated
PGD
iPath Asian and Gulf Currency Revaluation ETN Revaluation ETN
48.38 48.38 48.38 48.38 49.28 47.32 0.00
(0.00%)
2.24% -0.78% 987.00K 0.89% NR
Not Rated
JEM
iPath GEMS Index ETN
28.22 28.22 28.22 28.22 29.69 27.73 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.60% -2.79% 773.00K 0.89% NR
Not Rated
INR
Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN
41.26 40.98 41.30 40.98 41.95 37.05 -0.13
(-0.31%)
8.69% 10.14% 413.00K 0.55% NR
Not Rated

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