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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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  • It's Not All Green for Dollar ETFs

    01-11-2017 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) returned more than 3% last year, making it one of 2016's best-performing developed markets currency exchange traded funds. With 2017 still fresh, some traders are concerned the benchmark dollar ETF has rallied ...

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  • This Currency Could Fall Again in 2017

    12-28-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Down 4.6% year-to-date, the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is one of 2016's worst-performing currency exchange traded funds. Euro bulls should be careful if they are betting on better things for the common currency in 2017. The European Central Ba...

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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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  • The Right Way to Play the Euro Right Now

    12-03-2015 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve meets later this month and traders widely expect the U.S. central bank to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years. The European Central Bank (ECB) also meets this month and traders widely expect the expansion of the ECB's quantitative easing prog...

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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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  • USD ETFs Pause Their Upward Ascent

    03-13-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Currency traders can use short U.S. dollar exchange traded funds to hedge against any pullbacks in the greenback momentum. However, many remain predominately bullish on the USD outlook. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and WisdomTree Bloomberg ...

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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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  • U.S. Dollar ETF Strength is Here to Stay

    11-21-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. dollar exchange traded funds have rallied this year, and with the an expanding economy and supportive policy changes ahead, the greenback could continue to advance against other foreign currencies. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the lar...

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  • Currency ETFs to Capture Forex Swings

    11-12-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The foreign exchange market is experiencing greater volatility as global central banks outline diverging monetary policies. Consequently, traders have been taking a greater interest in currency-related exchange traded funds to capture the moves. Traders have been using currenc...

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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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  • Central Banks Could Affect Overvalued Euro

    01-08-2014 03:30 PM by Max Chen

    The euro exchange traded fund will begin to weaken, with some predicting a 6% decline in the Eurozone currency by the second quarter, as the Federal Reserve tapers while the European Central Bank sticks to its accommodative policy. After the euro failed to rally beyond its $1....

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  • New ETF Bets Against the Euro

    06-27-2012 10:27 AM by John Spence

    ProShares on Wednesday listed a new inverse currency ETF designed to profit when the euro moves lower. The ETF manager already oversees a popular ETF that provides leveraged bearish exposure to the common currency. The new fund is ProShares Short Euro (NYSEArca: EUFX), whic...

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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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Euro

    11-03-2011 02:53 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Exchange traded funds indexed to the euro's fluctuations versus the U.S. dollar rose Thursday after Greece reportedly scrapped a plan to hold a referendum on the latest bailout package from the European Union. Earlier this week amid weakness in the euro following the sudden an...

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  • Euro ETFs In Focus After Rate Hike

    04-07-2011 03:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors will be watching the euro Thursday after the European Central Bank raised interest rates as widely expected. The euro has powered to a 15-month high, taking related exchange traded funds (ETFs) such as CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) along for the ride as m...

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  • ETF Opportunities for the Sliding Euro

    02-03-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Look out below! Euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) are sinking fast this morning. The currency's decline came shortly after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet spoke, toning down his earlier comments about the potential for interest rate hikes to tamp down inflati...

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  • Euro ETFs Look for Firm Direction

    01-12-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The euro recently fell to its lowest level in months. Depending on your view, that's either a buying opportunity in euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) or the sign of a potential long-term downtrend. David Russell for Seeking Alpha reports that traders look like they've gone bu...

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  • Consumers Upbeat (ETFs) Amid Mixed Economic News

    12-23-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs are somewhat restrained Thursday after a batch of mixed economic reports led to a flat opening for Wall Street Thursday. Confidence among consumers rose in December to its highest level since June, on improved job prospects and larger discounts from retailers, a survey r...

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  • Currency ETF Traders Bet on the Euro's Demise

    08-11-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Europe's finances haven't completely imploded, and in the last couple of weeks, the euro has gained against the dollar. Some bearish currency traders, however, are betting on leveraged-inverse currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) for any shifts in the fortunes of the euro. Ca...

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  • Why Euro ETFs Are Under the Weather

    07-27-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Euro ETFs have given up their high spot after hitting an 11-week high against the U.S. dollar on bad news regarding consumer sentiment. Now that all indications are that consumer spending will stay depressed, investors are pouring back into safe haven exchange traded funds (ETFs)...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 Years of the Euro: What Has It Meant for Economies, ETFs?

    12-29-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a rocky start, the euro and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track its movements now have reason to celebrate. The currency turns 10 years old in a few days, and has many economists feeling reflective. Nearly a decade ago - Jan. 1, 1999 -Europe launched their shared cur...

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