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  • Euro Still Seen Imperiled Against Dollar

    01-12-2017 09:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    Following a Federal Reserve-fueled run-up last year, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is drawing concern from currency traders that the dollar could be primed for a near-term pullback. However, some currency market observers remain concerne...

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  • ETFs to Watch as Brexit Uncertainty Mounts

    06-10-2016 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Fueling market uncertainty, the United Kingdom will vote for the so-called Brexit referendum on whether or not it will remain in the European Union, potentially precipitating wide-reaching volatility on global markets and exchange traded funds. Debate on the Brexit vote has he...

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  • 35 A+ Currency ETFs to Track Global Forex Moves

    05-10-2016 03:33 PM by Max Chen

    The foreign exchange market, or forex, is the largest, most liquid financial market in the world. Investors can easily track currency moves through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors who want exposure to a forex exchange market without dealing with futures or directly wit...

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  • Dollar ETFs Bandwagon Picking Up Steam

    11-05-2015 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As international central banks enact loose monetary policies, foreign investors have turned to U.S. government debt for higher yields, supporting gains in the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds. For instance, the U.S. two-year Treasury note currently yields...

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  • What Does The ECB's Decision Mean For ETFs?

    10-22-2015 03:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currency-hedged Europe exchange traded funds capitalized on the plunge in the euro and surge in equities Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi signaled that another round of stimulus measures may be implemented this year. On Thursday, the iShares MSCI EMU...

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  • Central Banks Command Currency ETFs

    10-19-2015 05:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are looking at diverging monetary policies where we could see higher interest rates in the U.S. and greater stimulus across the pond. Consequently, international investors and currency exchange traded fund traders should be wary of th...

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  • Inverse Euro ETFs to Hedge Against ECB's Willingness to Expand QE

    09-03-2015 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro dipped to a two-week low after the European Central Bank signaled an increase in monetary stimulus to prop up a flagging economy. Exchange traded fund currency traders can also hedge against further weakness through inverse strategies. Currency traders who are looking...

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  • A Short Europe ETF to Hedge Further Swings

    06-30-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who want to hedge against another volatile event in Europe could take a look at short, or inverse, Europe-related exchange traded funds. For instance, after the weekend breakdown in negotiations between the Greek government and creditors put the country closer to a d...

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  • Anticipating Further U.S. Dollar ETF Strength

    06-24-2015 02:46 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar and related currency exchange traded funds will likely continue to strengthen as traders front-run the Federal Reserve. Year-to-date, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a...

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  • An Improving Economy to Sustain U.S. Dollar ETF Strength

    05-27-2015 03:41 PM by Max Chen

    Signs of an improving economy are helping the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds recover from a two-month sell-off. Since the May 15 lows, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar ...

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  • Recent Weakness in Dollar ETFs Only a Minor Setback

    05-14-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is depreciating against foreign currencies on Federal Reserve rate expectations, but the USD and currency-related exchange traded funds still remain a long-term play. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which ...

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  • Euro Currency ETFs Regain Momentum

    04-30-2015 02:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Eurozone currency-related exchange traded funds have regained their footing after tumbling for most of the year, with the euro moving toward a two-month high against the U.S. dollar Thursday. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was up 0.7% Thursday, with the...

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  • U.S. Dollar ETFs Look Attractive After The Pullback

    04-07-2015 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the recent fall off, the U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded funds may now offer a more attractive entry point for traders seeking to hedge further swings in the foreign exchange market. Since its March 13 high, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish F...

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  • Euro Currency ETFs Could Still Tumble Lower

    03-10-2015 03:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro and related exchange traded fund have quickly depreciated as the European Central Bank enacted an aggressive quantitative easing program, and things can get worse for the Eurozone currency. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) has dipped 10.4% year-t...

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  • Inverse ETFs to Hedge Against Further Euro Weakness

    01-05-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders are growing more pessimistic on the euro as the European Central Bank tries to prop up a slowing economy. Exchange traded fund traders can also hedge against further weakness in the euro with inverse fund options. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEAr...

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  • ECB Meeting Prep with Bearish Euro ETFs

    12-03-2014 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro currency weakened to a two-year low against the U.S. dollar as more are calling for the European Central Bank to do more to support the ailing Eurozone economy. Currency traders who want to hedge ahead of any central bank moves Thursday can utilize inverse exchange trade...

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  • Currency ETFs to Access the Diverging USD and Euro

    11-10-2014 02:23 PM by Max Chen

    In the foreign exchange market, currency traders remain stalwart bulls of the greenback, propping up U.S. dollar exchange traded funds, while growing increasingly bearish on the euro. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) has strengthened 8.1% year-...

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  • Overseas Deflation, Currency Wars to Support USD ETF

    10-23-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As countries grapple with deflationary pressures and fuel a currency war to encourage inflation, the U.S. dollar exchange traded fund could capitalize on the lower foreign exchange rates. Many global governments are targeting lower exchange rates as a way to combat crippling d...

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  • Diverging Fed, ECB Policies Pressure Euro ETFs

    07-22-2014 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The euro is weakening against the U.S. dollar, with the greenback at an eight-month high against the common currency. As traders get more bearish on the euro, investors can consider inverse options to hedge EUR/USD fluctuations. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca...

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  • Bearish ETFs to Play a Weakening Euro

    06-17-2014 02:52 PM by Max Chen

    After the European Central Bank meeting, traders are now the most bearish on the euro as they have been in almost a year, putting pressure on euro-related exchange traded funds. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) was down 0.2% Tuesday. FXE has declined 1.0%...

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  • Expensive Euro Could be Ready for a Fall

    04-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The euro has been one of the stronger developed market currencies for over a year now. Over the past 12 months, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is higher by nearly 6% while the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is lower by 5.4%. ...

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  • Currency ETFs for a Stronger U.S. Dollar

    02-24-2014 01:53 PM by Max Chen

    As the U.S. market continues to grow and the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to stave off an overheating economy, the U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds, will appreciate against foreign currencies. "USD strength is anticipated in 2013 as expecta...

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  • What is an ETF? -- Part 15: World Currencies

    06-13-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds continue to increase in number and popularity, growing to one of the most commonly traded securities on the stock exchange as both institutional and the average retail investor gain greater access to broad or specialized market exposure. Yet many individuals...

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  • Chart of the Day: Euro ETFs

    03-08-2012 11:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    In the past six sessions, the message that the Euro currency has given investors in terms of price action can be summed up in three words: Not so fast! CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) has suddenly been tripped up, dropping in five of the last six sessions before find...

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  • 4 Things to Watch as E.U. Summit Kicks Off

    12-16-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    European leaders have convened for a two-day summit to address Europe's growing debt problem. While the outcome is uncertain at this point, exchange traded funds (ETFs) could give clues about how it's going. Thing to Watch 1: Spain. The PIIGS are widely acknowledged to be the ...

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  • Hits to Euro ETFs Keep On Coming

    07-13-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Euro-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) may have had a solid couple of weeks recently, but the fact remains that the eurozone is still in some turmoil and no firm resolution to the trouble has been found yet. Euro ETFs fell yesterday from a two-month high against the dollar ...

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  • Crisis in Europe: ETFs for a Greek Tragedy

    06-17-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After getting punched around in recent weeks, euro currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) have surged 2.6% in the last week alone. The question being asked now is, "Is the worst over?" The most recent news emerging from Europe is hardly music to anyone's ears: A downgrade o...

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  • Bear ETFs Winning in Uncertain Markets

    06-11-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have long been told the advantages of taking a long-term view with their investments - to buy-and-hold, in other words. But the volume and assets trickling into bearish exchange traded funds (ETFs) signal that there are many investors not content to take this bear marke...

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  • Bear ETFs Heating Up in Volatile Markets

    05-24-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The market has been taking investors on a volatile ride. While many have been on a flight to quality toward gold, Treasury bond and Japanese yen exchange traded funds (ETFs), other intrepid investors are taking shelter in bear funds. Bear funds are increasingly popular in the...

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  • 6 ETFs to Ride the Euro's Changing Fortunes

    02-26-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With Greece in such dire fiscal straits, the euro is faltering. Will it stay weakened? While few in Europe might be rejoicing about the state of their depressed currency, the mixed sentiment is an opportunity for exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. Greece may try to float a...

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  • 4 Exotic ETF Types and How They Work

    08-20-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have gotten so popular that they're increasingly appearing in more and more exotic incarnations. Investors should understand how they work before diving in sight unseen, though. ETFs have morphed into several exotic forms, covering a number of mar...

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  • ETF Trends' Guide to Currency ETFs

    06-25-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Currencies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are getting an increasing amount of attention these days as the U.S. dollar zigs and zags and inflation becomes a potential threat, while other currencies gain relative to it. The Forex Market The foreign exch...

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  • Are the Euro ETFs Headed for a Fall?

    03-17-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Recent activity by traders is seeming to indicate that investors feel the euro will fall against the U.S. dollar, potentially giving currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) some movement. Data released by the Washington-based Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday sh...

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  • Global Currencies and ETFs: They All Tie Together

    09-12-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) dealing in currencies have given investors exposure to this area of the market that was previously a challenge to gain access to. Many investors, however, lack familiarity with the mechanics of the currency markets, reports Don Dion for Fidelit...

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  • Inverse ETFs See the Silver Lining In Markets' Cloud

    08-28-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs) played out well in 2008, as market conditions did a reverse and let these types of funds play their part. These types of funds are merely two years old, and the timing of their market debut was perfect. ProFunds originated these funds ba...

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  • Bad News for Global Economy Is Good News for the Dollar, ETFs

    08-26-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The global economy is putting on the brakes, leading to a surge in the dollar and its exchange traded funds (ETFs). The greenback is at a six-month high against the euro on speculation that as the global economy cools off, our currency will heat up, report Ye Xie and Gavin Fin...

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