List of Currency ETFs and ETNs

A List of Foreign Currency ETFs for Your Portfolio

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Currency ETFs and ETNs offer a lot to a portfolio. Due to their advantages, they can be used as an easy way to enter the currency market. Currency ETFs can be used to hedge inflation, portfolio risk, and foreign risk. They can be used as a way to gain foreign investment exposure, emerging market exposure, and even exposure to a domestic currency. And they are a nice way just to diversify your portfolio.

However, before you can get started with currency ETFs, you need to know which ones are available. And that’s just what I have done for you. Here is a pretty thorough list of domestic and foreign currency ETFs and ETNs. Some currency ETFs on this list fall under two categories like inverse ETFs or leveraged ETFs, but I’ve broken them down so you can find the right match for your investing strategy.

Broad Currency ETFs

  • AYT – Barclays Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) Asia 8 Index ETN
  • ICI – Barclay’s iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN
  • DBV – PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest ETF
  • CCX - WisdomTree Dreyfus Commodity Currency Fund
  • CEW – WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency ETF
  • HARD - US Golden Currency ETF
  • JEM - Barclays GEMS Index ETN
  • LEMB - iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund
  • PGD - Barclays Asian & Gulf Currency Reval ETN
  • FORX - Pimco Foreign Currency Strategy ETF (recently closed)

    ETFs that Track a Single Currency

    United States Dollar ETFs

    • UUP - PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish ETF
    • FSU - FactorShares 2X S&P500 Bull/USD Bear ETF
    • UDN - PowerShares US Dollar Bearish ETF
    • USDU - Wisdom Tree Bloomberg US Dollar Bullish Fund
    • USSD - WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (recently closed)
    • USWD - WisdomTree Weak Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (recently closed)
    • EMSD -  WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund (recently closed)

    United States Dollar / Foreign Currency ETFs

    • GBB – iPath GBP / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • CNY – Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi / USD ETN
    • ERO – iPath EUR / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • INR – Market Vectors Indian Rupee / USD ETN
    • JYN – iPath JPY / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • ADE - ELEMENTS Australian Dollar / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF
    • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF
    • EGB - ELEMENTS British Pound /USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • ERE - ELEMENTS Euro / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • CUD - ELEMENTS USD / Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ETN
    • SZE - ELEMENTS USD / Swiss Franc Exchange Rate ETN

    Euro ETFs

    • FXE - CurrencyShares Euro Trust ETF
    • ERO – iPath EUR / USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • EU – WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro ETF
    • EUFX - ProShares Short Euro ETF
    • ULE – ProShares Ultra Euro ETF
    • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
    • URR – Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN
    • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
    • ERE - ELEMENTS Euro / USD Exchange Rate ETN

    British Pound ETFs

    • FXB – CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
    • GBB – iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN
    • EGB - ELEMENTS British Pound /USD Exchange Rate ETN

      Japanese Yen ETFs

      • FXY – CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust
      • JYN – iPath JPY / USD Exchange Rate ETN
      • YCL – ProShares Ultra Yen ETF
      • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF

      Australian and New Zealand Dollar ETFs

      • FXA - CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
      • ADE - ELEMENTS Australian Dollar / USD Exchange Rate ETN
      • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF (recently closed)
      • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

      Brazilian Real ETFs

      Canadian Dollar ETFs

      • FXC – Currency Shares Canadian Dollar Trust
      • CUD - ELEMENTS USD / Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate ETN

      Chinese Currency ETFs

      To see more China ETFs, look no further than our List of China ETFs and ETNs

      Indian Rupee ETFs

      • INR – Market Vectors Indian Rupee / USD ETN

      Mexican Peso ETFs

      • FXM – CurrencyShares Mexican Peso Trust

      Russian Ruble ETFs

      • XRU - CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Trust

      Swedish Krona ETFs

      • FXS – CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust

      Swiss Franc ETFs

      • FXF – CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
      • SZE - ELEMENTS USD / Swiss Franc Exchange Rate ETN

      Singapore Dollar ETFs

      • FXSG - CurrencyShares Singapore Dollar Trust

      Gold Currency ETFs

      • GEUR - Gartman Gold/Euro ETF
      • GGBP - Gartman Gold/British Pound ETF
      • GLDE - AdvisorShares International Gold ETF
      • GYEN - Gartman Gold/Yen ETFs

      Currency Leveraged ETFs

      • YCL – ProShares Ultra Yen ETF
      • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF
      • ULE – ProShares Ultra Euro ETF
      • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
      • URR – Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN
      • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
      • GDAY - ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar ETF
      • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

      Currency Inverse ETFs

      • YCS – ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF
      • EUO – ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF
      • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
      • UDN - PowerShares US Dollar Bearish ETF
      • CROC - ProShares UltraShort Australian Dollar ETF

      As with any investment, make sure you conduct thorough research before making any trades. If you are interested in any of the above currency ETFs on this list, make sure you watch how they react to market conditions before you dive in.

      And if you want to see all of the foreign funds available, look no further than our List of Foreign ETFs.